Learning is a life-long process, it is emergent. Rashtram aims to initiate the learner deeply into this process by creating the necessary humility, grace and intellect.
We consider things such as deep listening, ethical orientation, sense-making, generative conversations etc as ‘enablers of emergent learning’.
This is achieved through a curriculum focused on instilling a set of ‘Meta-Skills’ that equip our learners to remain relevant in a rapidly changing context. In the VUCA (Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world of today where the boundaries of physical, digital and biological are collapsing into each other, a truly trans-disciplinary outlook that can tap into first principles of key disciplines helps address the crisis of meaning-making that has become pervasive.
The MA programme is carefully curated into 3 parts:
- Common Core Course: This is the common core which is the foundation for all the learners and which seeks to bind the learner with the learning process
- Track Specific Courses: The three tracks at Rashtram are intensive and highly focused. This part is curated to provide the learners with the skills specific to their track – Combined with rich reflection, field experiences and projects helps students translate their skills into competencies i.e apply them towards specific outcomes.
- Research Project: Extended project or research dissertation for learners in the two-year MA Public Leadership program