Krishna Haresh

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Alternative Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Sexuality Education & Media Literacy in schools
  • J Krishnamurti’s Philosophy and Dialogue,
  • Woodcarving
  • Theatre
  • Pantomime
  • Music

Biography

Krishna coordinates the Professional Practice component of the Teacher Education programme. His role is to bring ideas of pedagogy, teaching, and teacher as an individual learner together to enable student-teachers to get initiated into professional teaching.

Before joining the University, he worked with two J Krishnamurti-inspired schools (The Valley School KFI, and Centre For Learning), for over 17 years in various teaching and administrative capacities. He worked primarily with senior secondary school students teaching them Psychology, General Studies, and theatre. He also taught English, social sciences, and woodcarving to middle and high school students. He was a member of the Governing Council helping with visioning the educational, philosophical, and financial aspects of running the school at Centre For Learning.

He came to be a teacher after working for three years with Athma Shakti Vidyalaya (ASV), a residential therapeutic community for adults with schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders. He has also worked with children on the Autistic Spectrum at Thanmayatma, the day-care centre of ASV.

Krishna has a PG Diploma in Cultural Studies and a Master’s degree in Psychology.