We will primarily use J. Krishnamurti’s insights on education as the foundation for our considerations.
- Krishnamurti, J. (1953). Education and the Significance of Life. San Francisco, CA: Harper.
- Krishnamurti, J. The Whole Movement of Life is Learning (Letters to the Schools), Brockwood, UK: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust.
- All texts and photocopied material will be provided.
Participants will have access to an extensive collection of books and audio-visual materials. There will also be free computer and internet access. Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal computers.
Optional Course Credit
As the Teaching Education Program is an Inservice program, the University of California Santa Barbara Extension offers Inservice post-graduate, professional level credit (four units quarter system, $150 additional payable to UCSB) . Information and forms available during the program.
Vegetarian food is served as part of the program. No meat is allowed at the Krishnamurti Educational Center. We will make reasonable efforts to meet your dietary and other special needs. Please let us know in your application.
At no charge, the retreat will pick up participants at the Four Points Sheriton at 2:45PM on the first day the program begins, and will drop off participants at the Four Points Sheriton at 10:45 AM on the day the program ends. At all other times, participants must make their own travel arrangements.
We advise that you not make flight reservations until final confirmation of the program and your enrollment. If the program is cancelled for any reason, all program payments will be returned.
Testimonials from past Participants
“The sessions on observation and assessment will remain with me – to keep us deeply engaged with looking at what we do as educators and as human beings.” Teacher with 30 yrs experience in primary schools.
“Deep gratitude to the facilitators for peeling off layers of “knowing”, and for showing what impersonal affection looks like – by listening hard to us in order to help us clearly hear where we come from.” Highschool science & math teacher.
“One question that became acute for me as the week went on was: why not make it my dominant intent to “keep my ears to the ground” for any thinking by the student that I as the teacher can think with. I learnt a tremendous amount both for my doctoral research and my teaching practice, so thank you.” Language teacher and Educational Researcher, Smith College.
Please read the course policies before applying, see below.