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Implications Of Educational Philosophy Of Sri Aurobindo In 21st Century

Kaur, Harjinder

Assistant professor, Khalsa College of Education, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar, Punjab


Sri Aurobindo, an Indian philosopher, yogi, and poet, developed Integral Education, a comprehensive educational philosophy that emphasizes holistic development of individuals. This research article examines Sri Aurobindo’s educational philosophy, based on integral development and spiritual evolution, and its relevance in the 21st-century education landscape. It highlights how principles like holistic learning, self-discovery, and higher consciousness can guide transformative educational practices in the digital age. Aurobindo, a great Indian philosopher, contributed significantly to the development of better education systems and innovative ideas. This research article explores the implications of Aurobindo’s educational philosophy in the 21st century, focusing on the aims of education, curriculum, teaching methods, school, teacher role, and discipline. Aurobindo believed that education is a means to achieve one’s destiny.

Keywords: Sri Aurobindo, educational philosophy, integral education, holistic learning, 21st century education, transformative pedagogy.

Impact Statement

This study explores the impact of Sri Aurobindo’s educational philosophy on the 21st century. Aurobindo’s philosophy emphasizes a holistic approach to education, focusing on intellectual, emotional, moral, and spiritual development. This perspective challenges the reductionist view of education, which often prioritizes academic achievement over holistic growth. Aurobindo’s philosophy aligns with the demands of the 21st century, emphasizing adaptability, creativity, and critical thinking. The research examines various components of education, such as aims, curriculum, teaching methods, school structures, teacher roles, and discipline, providing practical insights for reimagining educational practices. The philosophy’s relevance extends beyond national boundaries, offering universal principles for global education reform. It aims to foster global citizenship and intercultural understanding within educational settings. The research serves as a catalyst for meaningful dialogue and action to realize Aurobindo’s vision of education as a liberating force that empowers individuals to fulfill their potential and contribute to humanity’s evolution.

About Author

Dr. Harjinder Kaur

Dr. Harjinder Kaur is an Assistant Professor at Khalsa College of Education Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar (Punjab) with a diverse educational background, including a Master’s degree in Hindi, History and Education, a Ph.D. and UGC Net in Education. She has taught B.Ed., M.Ed. classes. She has also published articles, research papers in UGC Care journals, and delivered guest lectures in many institutions. She has also presented paper at conferences and seminars, and has developed e-learning delivery. Dr. Kaur has also participated in various programs and workshops, including the Faculty Induction Programme, Refresher Courses.


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