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Anupam Premanand

Anupam Premanand

Born in Gondia (India) in 1973
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With the pragmatic intention of promoting and contributing towards a harmonious humanity and environment with peace within and around individuals, communities, institutions, nations and the planet at large that I offer my services to the laudable, noble and crucially relevant Faculty for Comparative Study of Religion and Humanism.

I would encourage one and all to strive in understanding its import and contribute in creating a world where we all meaningfully live an indispensable life of unity in diversity upon our beautiful and precious planet. Thanks!

STUDIES

KU LEUVEN University - Belgium

Master of Educational Studies - 2013

Faculty of Comparative Study of
Religion and Humanism
Antwerp, Belgium

Master in Comparative Religions - 2009
with Great Distinction

Himachal Pradesh University, India

Master in English literature - 2003

Fundaec, Colombia

Post graduate specialization in Education for
Development - 2002

Nagpur University, India

Bachelor of Arts with English, supplementary English,
sociology, philosophy and psychology - 1996

Rashtrabhasha Prachar Sabha,
Pune –The Assembly for National
Language Promotion, Pune-India

Graduate university level degree in teaching Hindi and
its literature- 1993

MAIN TRAININGS

Kings School of English, UK

British Council recognized Teachers’ training for teaching
English - 2006

New Era Development Institute,
Panchgani - India

The Facilitator and the Trainer’s trainings - Developing
My True Self - 2002
Trade Wings Inst. of Management
India
Diploma in Tourism with International Airline & Travel
Management - 1994

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching at Faculty for Comparative Study of Religion & Humanism- Antwerp, Belgium (since 2012)
  • Coordinator and trainer for Education for Development and Peace with Education Globale et Developpement asbl, a Belgian NGO working with Belgian government and schools (since 2011)
  • Education for Development Presenter-Trainer linking North-South issues between Europe and India in Belgian Educational Institutions (2009-2010)
  • Hindi Teacher to European Commission diplomatic staff to India, Brussels 2008
  • Teacher of English language in language immersion program in Belgian secondary schools (2005-2009)
  • Teacher and researcher of Intellectual Preparation for Social Action program with masters, doctoral and post-doctoral students in North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong India
  • Peace Education Teacher-Trainer through Foundation for Global Education and Development, India.(2001-2004)
  • Teachers’ Trainer, Social Issues Coordinator and researcher in Multicultural Educational program, India (1994-2004 )Lecturer at the FVG since 2012.

COMPETENCES

  • Teaching: Teaching religions and comparative religion. English literature and Hindi language for the advanced and beginners, teacher and researcher of the Multicultural Educational program in a reputed NGO in India and its associates in Belgium. Experience of the preparation and animation of Multicultural Educational program of young and the adults. Trainer of teachers for the Multicultural Educational programs and teaching of social issues in classroom environment.
  • Artistic performance: Over 20 years of experience in Indian vocal music and stage solo singing, percussions and harmonica.
  • Training: Role plays and other experiential, cooperative and participatory learning structures facilitating adult training in social issues and Multicultural Educational Program.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Teaching Indian Religions and comparative religious studies.

Research in comparative religions with special emphasis on Indian religions and cultures.

Adult education and trainings through cooperative and participatory approach.

Teaching Educational Sciences and Teachers’ Training.

Teaching English and English Literature.

Social and Community development concepts, action, coordination and research.

Action based training curriculum development adn research.
 
Citizenship and capacity development.

Teaching Hindi and English literatures as a first or second language.

Intercultural understanding and mediation.

Complementary independent economic status for interpretation, language teaching and counseling.

Computer knowledge: Word, Internet, Power-point, Access, basic programming and management.

LANGUAGES

Hindi - Native language with fluent written and oral skills
English - Family language with fluent written and oral skills
Marathi - A major central regional language of India with fluent written and oral skills
Urdu - A major Indian language and the national language of Pakistan - fluent oral skills
Nepali - A major Indian language and the national language of Nepal- fluent written & basic oral skills
French - Advanced level written and oral skills.

PAPERS

January 1994 - The Touristic Importance of the Baha’i House of Worship, New Delhi- A case study; final dissertation for Diploma in Tourism with International Airline and Travel Management, Trade Wings Institute of Management, Nagpur- India. Grade A.

December 2007 - Indian system of school education. Paper prepared under the framework of the History of Education and Training.

January 2008 - A brief description of Hinduism, Paper prepared under the framework of comparative study of religions.

February 2008 - Conflict and the class climate. Paper prepared under the framework of Psychology of Learning.

March 2008- A visit to Jikoji (Buddhist) Temple, Paper prepared under the framework of comparative study of religions.

May 2008 - Sources, Mystics and the Schism of the Three Great World Religions A comparative Study of Islam, Christianity and Judaism, Paper prepared under the framework of comparative study of religions.

May 2008 - Peace Education and its Indian Philosophical Context. Paper prepared under the framework of the Philosophy of Education.

May 2008 - Analyzing a homework school. Paper prepared under the framework of analyzing socio-educational organizations.

June 2008 - A Peace Education research question and its situational analysis. Paper prepared under the framework of Educational and Training Research

June 2008 - Principals of Jainism in relevance to Global Warming, Paper prepared under the framework of comparative study of religions.

June 2008 - The Six systems of Indian Philosophy, Paper prepared under the framework of comparative study of religions.

June 2008- Divine love in Islamic mysticism, Paper prepared under the framework of comparative study of religions.

July 2008 - Peace Education: A kindergarten approach. Work observed and analysed under the framework Psychology of Learning.

August 2008 - Heinz dilemma through Kohlberg’s stages of moral development: Theoretical elaboration on postulated 7th stage. Paper prepared under the framework of Developmental Psychology.

March 2009 - Dashavatara and Progressive Revelation, an elaborate comparative study of Hinduism and the Baha’i Faith.

June 2009 - Irfan Colloquium address on “Dashavatara and Progressive Revelation -A Comparative Study of Hinduism and the Bahá’í Faith”, presented and published in Lights of Irfan for Irfan Colloquia Session #89 (English), Center for Bahá'í Studies: Acuto, Italy, June 28 - July 1, 2009.

February 2010 - Training unit on the theme of "cooperative learning", Paper prepared under the framework of Teaching methods, including the evaluation of learning.

April 2010 - Summarizing bad reputation: Realities in issues of social stigma. Brief paper prepared under the framework of Social Psychology.

November 2010 - A Learning Community and its Organisation: the case of International Baha’i community. A brief paper prepared under the framework of Facilitating Learning in Adult Education and Professional Training & Development.

November 2010 - A Peace Education program as a community of practice activity. A paper prepared under the framework of Facilitating Learning in Adult Education and Professional Training & Development.

February 2011- Identifying bottlenecks in educational research. Paper prepared under the framework of integration seminar.

March 2011 - The Cultures and Styles of Learning: Analyzing a Peace Education Program Application. A research presentation made under the framework of Principles and Models of Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education.

March 2011 - Learning Oranisation: A case of an organization in Peace Education. Paper prepared under the framework of Development, management and evaluation of a project of training and education.

April 2011 - European perspective on religion, Paper prepared under the framework of European perspective on religion.

May 2011 - Socio-Policy analysis of a Peace Education program in relation to the United Nations decade for Peace. Paper prepared under the framework of social policy approach to education and training.

May 2011 - Observing group learning in primary school drama rehearsal and biscuit making. Observation Paper prepared under the framework of theory and elements of Experiential Education.

June 2011 - Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education of Stakeholders in a Peace Education Program. Paper prepared under the framework of Principles and Models of Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education.

June 2011 - Case analysis of a child with learning difficulties: diagnosis and possible remediation. Paper prepared under the framework of Issues in educational psychology and didactics in learning difficulties.

September 2011 - Analyzing professional training setting for the specialized educators of adolescents: a case of the Provincial institute of social training in Salzanne, Belgium. Paper prepared under the framework of Training methodology of teachers and trainers.

September 2011 - Does the society do it and can it democratize access to culture? A paper prepared under the framework of Ethics of Education and Training.

January 2013- Globalization, Religion and Higher Education in Indian Context, an elaborate educational study and research prepared under the framework of higher educational studies.

July 2014- The historical role of world religions in advancing the globalization processes, Paper published in Acta Comparanda, Faculty for Comparative Study of Religions and Humanism, Antwerp-Belgium.