ìpolicy for School Students
India's most comprehensive introductory course in Public Policy
What makes ìpolicy Unique
ìpolicy for School Students provides students with fresh perspectives on the basics of governance, and in the process venture toward solutions to persisting issues affecting our economy, society and politics at large.
Along with skill-based learning (such as Socratic reading, critical thinking and stakeholder mapping), students will learn the basic tools of policy critique. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify the bare essentials of an effective policy and integrate the core values essential to good governance: intellectual humility and tolerance.
This course is open to all students studying in grades (classes) 11th & 12th.
Explore wide range of topics in the areas of livelihood, governance, education, poverty, law, corruption, politics and more
Develop analytical reasoning and public speaking through debates, case studies and working groups
Understand hands on functioning on public policy and Join our alumni network for updates and more
Receive a Certificate of Completion to enhance a student's credentials
Upcoming iPolicy Programs
|ìpolicy Dates||Venue, City||Application Deadline|
|29-30 June 2019||Delhi||15 June 2019|
Want to conduct an ìpolicy in your school?
Students spend most of their childhood at home or school. Their experiences in these intimate surroundings shape their understanding of how society functions, what is just, and what role the government should play in society. But why are our experiences so different in the 'real world', as opposed to when we live at home? And what makes family and society so different?
Some questions that naturally follow are, whether government's role is that of a parent to citizens? Should it punish us, for our own good? Should it divide the pie equally between citizens, like we share desserts with our siblings? Our experience of intimate orders, like family and schools, confirms that society functions best as a planned order, but is that really the case?
Our course will seek to answer three big questions:
- What is the relationship between the individual and the State?
- What influences individual motivations in the public and private spheres?
- Why are our freedoms so important?
iPolicy for Schools provides students with fresh perspectives on the basics of governance, and in the process venture toward solutions to persisting issues affecting our economy, society and politics at large. Along with skill-based learning (such as socratic reading, critical thinking and stakeholder mapping), students will learn the basic tools of policy critique. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify the bare essentials of an effective policy, and integrate the core values essential to good governance: intellectual humility and tolerance.
By the end of the course, students will:
- Be able to critically examine and analyse public policy.
- Identify motivations/interests of stakeholders in any policy problem.
- Understand the cause for flaws in organised structures, and how to avoid them.
- Create informed citizens.
- Practice the skills of engaged and non-judgmental listening and respectful speech in everyday context, such as classroom spaces or online.
- Post-program reader: Copies of the book 'Free Your Mind' - It is aimed at examining policy solutions for school-aged children.
- Other readings: Certain activities and sessions will be based off short readings. For example, the socratic reading will be based on 'Seen and Unseen', or Lysander Spooner's essay on vices.
- Films and shorts: Certain documentaries (such as 'Power of the Poor' or 'India Awakens') discuss intuitive concepts such as a right to property, livelihood and the license-raj and its associated inconveniences, many of which students hear of but cannot connect with. The documentaries ground these concepts by helping students relate to them as real-life problems.
While students will be giving short quizzes after each session, they will be providing feedback on the quality of sessions they have attended. This will allow us to reflect upon and improve the quality of our output.
This course has been designed keeping in mind the difficulties students face while opting subjects in High School. This course will be practical learning for students to know if they are suitable for courses like political science. Not just this, it will help students to acquire critical thinking and connect them to +8000 alum base. It will work as a platform for diverse people contributing their thoughts and learning. Through the case discussions, games and documentaries, a student we plan on getting practical learning for the students
ipolicy is a platform for a holistic approach towards public policy. Here the student will be getting hands-on experience on the learnings.
A certificate will be provided to you at the end of the two-day course.
Please visit click on academic tab – select ipolicy for school students – Click on the Registration Form towards the end
You'll be provided with the course material before the course starts. Make sure you skim through the provided material.
This course is applicable to students of 10th, 11th and 12th standards.
What our Alumni says about our public policy courses
I could now examine every situation clearly and keeping in mind the consequences that would affect me. I now compare before making any decision the cost and the advantages I would have to bear and then decide wisely
Ipolicy helped me in learning how one real life problem could be approached in innumerable ways. It helped me in creating an empathetic and informed ideology regarding people, and society in general.
Ipolicy actually urged me to think over concepts in a broader and defined way. It put forward what the real concept conventionally says and how we think and feel about it. It challenged us to raise some questions about the similar political issues.
What I think is that people should explore themselves and indulge themselves into new experiences. Ipolicy has been a new experience for me. I have not only learned to think beyond the level but also got an opportunity to explore my ideas
The ipolicy has stimulated my thought process and has engaged my interest in public policy and understanding how an economy works
Ipolicy really satisfied my aim to attend this workshop which was to become a better person and be the change that I want to see in this world and with that have an idea of that change.
The program directed my attention towards developing opinions and issues that weren't considered that important to me and has also helped me create a more critical viewpoint regarding public administration.
Ipolicy totally changed my perspective. I came to understand the problems which I earlier never could think of.