Sri Aurobindo International Institute
for Educational Research
The Sri Aurobindo International Institute for Educational
Research (SAIIER) was created in 1984 to continue and broaden the work
that was already under way in developing the educational capacity of
Auroville, and to support advances in educational and cultural research.
Presently, sixteen years after its founding, there are some 120 researchers
working under the Institute umbrella, organised in research teams around
the following themes:
Experiments in objectives, contents and methods
of a new system of education
Experiments in fine arts
Experiments in village extension work
Experiments in physical education
Research in special themes such as Indian culture,
evolution and Savitri
The Institute is composed of various research units,
each of which is autonomous in its functioning and follows a democratic
style of internal organisation where decisions are taken as a team.
Groups consisting of various educational units, like the Auroville School
Board, meet periodically to attend to issues that concern all of them.
An all-SAIIER meeting is held twice a year. The administrative work
of the Institute is being coordinated from a central office situated
at Bharat Nivas.