The Peoples' Institute for Re-thinking Education and Development

Ideological or Dialogical

"The modern university trains us to be ideological rather than dialogical.
Taking an absolute position to win the debate.
Judging people through black and white categories.
Seeing the world through the lens of excel and powerpoint.
Running after cold-blooded targets and numbers.
Othering, labelling and blaming others.
Cancelling and erasing.
No empathy,
no deep listening,
no capacity to enter sacred silence,
no capacity to hold paradox,
no humble self-reflection,
no spirit of deep co-creation,
no willingness to say I don’t know.
Heartless one-dimensional intellectuals."

- Manish Jain, Shikshantar Andolan