Transdisciplinary Thinking

By KP Mohanan

There are various ways in which disciplines relate to each other. Transdisciplinarity refers to the common abstractions which cut across disciplines. This includes concepts like justification, structure, and so on.

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Transdisciplinary Thinking

By KP Mohanan

There are various ways in which disciplines relate to each other. Transdisciplinarity refers to the common abstractions which cut across disciplines. This includes concepts like justification, structure, and so on.

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Questioning Authority

By KP Mohanan

Intellectual skepticism ought to be one of the most important aspects of our education system. However, as would be evident to most, that is not true in reality. In this talk, Mohanan explores what education aiming at skepticism would look like.

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Questioning Authority

By KP Mohanan

Intellectual skepticism ought to be one of the most important aspects of our education system. However, as would be evident to most, that is not true in reality. In this talk, Mohanan explores what education aiming at skepticism would look like.

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Romila Thapar in Conversation with KP Mohanan

By KP Mohanan

In this dialogue between historian Romila Thapar and Mohanan, there is discussion on topics such as the nature of historical inquiry, historiography, and the nature of history education.

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Romila Thapar in Conversation with KP Mohanan

By KP Mohanan

In this dialogue between historian Romila Thapar and Mohanan, there is discussion on topics such as the nature of historical inquiry, historiography, and the nature of history education.

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Lunch on 21st December, 2509

By KP Mohanan, Tara Mohanan, Aditi Ahuja and Rashmi Jejurikar

This is the first in a series of dialogues between 15 year old Rafa and his mother Samira. Samira loves asking Rafa tough questions which get him to think.

Lunch on 21st December, 2509

By KP Mohanan, Tara Mohanan, Aditi Ahuja and Rashmi Jejurikar

This is the first in a series of dialogues between 15 year old Rafa and his mother Samira. Samira loves asking Rafa tough questions which get him to think.

Cells, Humans, Nations, and the Planet

By KP Mohanan and Tara Mohanan

The concept of analogy is extremely useful in academic inquiry. Yet, it is often overlooked in education. This article explores the concept in relation to cells, humans, nations, and the planet.

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Cells, Humans, Nations, and the Planet

By KP Mohanan and Tara Mohanan

The concept of analogy is extremely useful in academic inquiry. Yet, it is often overlooked in education. This article explores the concept in relation to cells, humans, nations, and the planet.

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Conceptual Inquiry: Democracy

By KP Mohanan

This recording of a classroom session delves into the concept of democracy. Students are attempting to clarify the concept.

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Conceptual Inquiry: Democracy

By KP Mohanan

This recording of a classroom session delves into the concept of democracy. Students are attempting to clarify the concept.

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Introduction to Representational Systems

By KP Mohanan and Madhav Kaushish

An understanding of representations and representational systems is crucial for anybody looking to understand or create knowledge. In this first video, Mohanan and Madhav go over various different types of representational systems.

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Introduction to Representational Systems

By KP Mohanan and Madhav Kaushish

An understanding of representations and representational systems is crucial for anybody looking to understand or create knowledge. In this first video, Mohanan and Madhav go over various different types of representational systems.

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Graphs and Representational Systems

By KP Mohanan and Madhav Kaushish

Graphs are extremely useful to represent relationships across disciplines. This video explores the use of graphs in areas from linguistics to daily life.

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Graphs and Representational Systems

By KP Mohanan and Madhav Kaushish

Graphs are extremely useful to represent relationships across disciplines. This video explores the use of graphs in areas from linguistics to daily life.

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The Learning Journey of a Linguist

By KP Mohanan

This is the third part of an extended conversation in the Nalanda Series in Ahmedabad University. In this video Professor K P Mohanan is interviewed by Surya Gubbi (student) about his learning journey at MIT.

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The Learning Journey of a Linguist

By KP Mohanan

This is the third part of an extended conversation in the Nalanda Series in Ahmedabad University. In this video Professor K P Mohanan is interviewed by Surya Gubbi (student) about his learning journey at MIT.

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Enhancing Academic Intelligence: Q & A

By KP Mohanan

This, the second part of a conversation between KP Mohanan and the students the faculty of Ahmedabad University, consists of questions from the audience.

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Enhancing Academic Intelligence: Q & A

By KP Mohanan

This, the second part of a conversation between KP Mohanan and the students the faculty of Ahmedabad University, consists of questions from the audience.

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Enhancing Academic Intelligence: Interview

By KP Mohanan

An interview of KP Mohanan by Professor Ashwin Kumar from Ahmedabad University. This is part of the Nalanda Series.

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Enhancing Academic Intelligence: Interview

By KP Mohanan

An interview of KP Mohanan by Professor Ashwin Kumar from Ahmedabad University. This is part of the Nalanda Series.

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The Art and Craft of Constructing and Evaluating Theories

By KP Mohanan

In this talk at IISER Bhopal (8th August 2019) , Professor Mohanan explores what it takes for an educational program to help students develop the capacity to construct and evaluate theories in mathematics, physical-biological-human sciences and the humanities as the logical and conceptual foundations for academic knowledge.

The Art and Craft of Constructing and Evaluating Theories

By KP Mohanan

In this talk at IISER Bhopal (8th August 2019) , Professor Mohanan explores what it takes for an educational program to help students develop the capacity to construct and evaluate theories in mathematics, physical-biological-human sciences and the humanities as the logical and conceptual foundations for academic knowledge.

Aptitude Tests, Talent Tests, and Achievement Tests

By Tara Mohanan

Any educational program must begin with a clear articulation of its desired learning outcomes. This articulation must percolate in spirit throughout the design of the program's admission procedures, syllabus, assessment, and so on. 

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Aptitude Tests, Talent Tests, and Achievement Tests

By Tara Mohanan

Any educational program must begin with a clear articulation of its desired learning outcomes. This articulation must percolate in spirit throughout the design of the program's admission procedures, syllabus, assessment, and so on. 

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Appearance and Reality 1

By KP Mohanan and Tara Mohanan

This is the third dialogue in a series on Constructing and Evaluation Knowledge. In this dialogue, Rafa and his mother Samira discuss the relationship between what we observe and what actually exists.

Appearance and Reality 1

By KP Mohanan and Tara Mohanan

This is the third dialogue in a series on Constructing and Evaluation Knowledge. In this dialogue, Rafa and his mother Samira discuss the relationship between what we observe and what actually exists.

Appearance vs Reality 2

By KP Mohanan and Tara Mohanan

This is a fourth in a series of dialogues on Constructing and Evaluating Knowledge. This continues from the previous dialogue and discusses the relationship between observation and reality.

Appearance vs Reality 2

By KP Mohanan and Tara Mohanan

This is a fourth in a series of dialogues on Constructing and Evaluating Knowledge. This continues from the previous dialogue and discusses the relationship between observation and reality.

Intellectual Independence

By KP Mohanan and Tara Mohanan

This is the second of a series of dialogues between Rafa and his mother Samira. Samira loves troubling Rafa by asking him difficult questions. In dialogue focuses on authority vs intellectual independence.

Intellectual Independence

By KP Mohanan and Tara Mohanan

This is the second of a series of dialogues between Rafa and his mother Samira. Samira loves troubling Rafa by asking him difficult questions. In dialogue focuses on authority vs intellectual independence.

Thinking like a Theoretical Linguist

By Madhav Kaushish, KP Mohanan and Tara Mohanan

This first episode is titled ‘Thinking Like a Theoretical Linguist’. In this episode John Schettman Marko, who interned with ThinQ in summer 2019 and Madhav Kaushish, a ThinQ member, will be interviewing two other members of the ThinQ team, KP. Mohanan (who we refer to as Mo) and Tara Mohanan. They are both professional theoretical linguists and educators. 

Thinking like a Theoretical Linguist

By Madhav Kaushish, KP Mohanan and Tara Mohanan

This first episode is titled ‘Thinking Like a Theoretical Linguist’. In this episode John Schettman Marko, who interned with ThinQ in summer 2019 and Madhav Kaushish, a ThinQ member, will be interviewing two other members of the ThinQ team, KP. Mohanan (who we refer to as Mo) and Tara Mohanan. They are both professional theoretical linguists and educators.