Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening
Education Workshops

Event - Teacher Education Program A 7 Day Program For Educators


An invitation to awaken (or renew) a sustained passion for teaching.

Re-envisioning Education, and the Craft of Teaching and Learning. Sponsored by KFA’s Oak Grove School and the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. Optional post-graduate professional level inservice credit available from UCSB Ext

Uncovering and questioning our assumptions about teaching and learning. Starting with the questions that we grapple with in our daily lives as educators, the program builds on the insights participants come to from their own deep looking and shared inquiry during the program. We shift from seeking answers to finding key questions that transform the way we see (and respond to) our educational challenges.

Hands-on, minds-on experiences of teaching and learning. We pay minute attention to school and classroom activities – and question what we see. By uncovering the underlying values of teaching and learning, we re-envision school, classroom and other learning environments. In re-orienting the act of teaching to one of learning, we awaken the craft of teaching.

School from scratch: the practical design of schools and classrooms. We start from scratch to design teaching and learning environments using dialogues, classroom observations (viewing film clips), role-play, interrogating our own educational narratives, readings, videos, journal writing, nature walks, silence and study time, and designing mini lessons.

Facilitators: Dr. Gopal Krishnamurthy (Director) has spent most of his life since the age of 4, as a student and teacher at Krishnamurti’s schools in India, the UK and the USA. He was a student, mature student and staff member at Brockwood Park School in the UK. He is currently at Brockwood teaching physics and mathematics, and working as Co-Principal. His focus is on faculty and educational programs. He enjoys teaching a variety of subjects including physics, mathematics, geography, environmental studies, philosophy, drama, Indian classical music, and education. He has been a teacher for more than 18 years at High School, Middle School and College levels. He is Director of the internationally conducted Educating the Educator programs. Gopal holds a PhD in Education, MAs in Education & Philosophy and a BA (Hons) in Physics. Gopal is passionately interested in teacher education and Krishnamurti’s educational vision. Gopal proposes that “When teaching is so resolutely structured around demonstrating what one already knows — “not knowing” is a challenging and unexplored point of departure for teaching and learning”.

Susan Sunsong Clark has worked in small alternative schools for 30 years; cooking, gardening, and teaching. She spent 9 years at Oak Grove School (Krishnamurti Foundation of America). In 2012 she joined the staff at Brockwood Park School (Krishnamurti Foundation Trust England) where she teaches Psychology, Human Development, and ESL. She co-facilitates annual teacher education workshops through the ‘K’ foundations in the U.S, England, India, as well as in non-Foundation schools internationally. She studied early childhood education, psychology, and English as a Second Language. Sunsong has been interested in the teachings of Krishnamurti since she was first introduced to them in 1980 by an 11 year old who asked her: “When you look at a tree – do you really see the tree, or your idea of a tree?” She has spent a lot of time since looking at trees.


Jul 21, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019

Krishnamurti Foundation of America
Ojai, CA, 93023