Dr. Gopal Krishnamurthy's education, teaching, and research work are a passionate exploration of transformative education and ecologies of learning with regard to curriculum, teaching-learning, teacher education, servant leadership, and school cultures & learning organizations. He is actively interested in systems awareness, critical exploration, situated learning, grounded theory, ecologies of learning, and teaching as research orientations. Gopal's teaching repertoire includes mathematics, physics, theater, philosophy, geography, environmental studies, and education studies in the USA, UK, and India.
Gopal Krishnamurthy is named alongside Noam Chomsky, Sylvia Ashton-Warner, Jonathan Kozol, Eleanor Duckworth, and others in elaborating liberationist views of education (page 20) Ayers, R., & Ayers, W. (2011). Teaching the Taboo: Courage and imagination in the classroom. 2nd Edition, New York, NY: Teachers College Press, Columbia University.
Dr. Gopal Krishnamurthy serves as Director, MS, Science Teacher Certification, & Core Faculty, Masters & Doctoral Programs, Department of Environmental Studies & Sustainability at Antioch University New England, Co-Director of Education at Roots2Change, Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University Santa Barbara, and Instructor Re-Envisioning Education and the Craft of Teaching and Learning at University of California Santa Barbara Ext.
Gopal Krishnamurthy holds a Ph.D. in Education, MAs in Education and Philosophy, and a BA (Hons) in Physics. He has taught and designed curricula internationally in schools and universities for over 25 years. Gopal served for six years as a Head of School (focus on paradigmatic innovations in curriculum design, teaching, learning, and holistic teacher education) at a progressive, international school in England with a diverse population of students, teacher apprentices, and mature students, and teachers from over 20 different countries.
Gopal was an invited Keynote Speaker on Disrupting Teacherly Conduct at a conference on Alternative Ways Of Educating Teachers To Educate Children Differently: What do curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy look like when ‘done differently’? at a BERA [British Educational Research Association] Conference, London and on Re-wilding Learning at Antioch University’s 2019 In Bloom Conference.
Over several years Gopal has conducted teacher education conferences, and interactive presentations on transformative education internationally in France, Italy, Azerbaijan, Thailand, India, the USA, and the UK. He was a conference organizer and co-presenter with Prof. Eleanor Duckworth (Harvard, Teacher Education) of education conferences at the Raman Research Institute, India; Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, India; and Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Azerbaijan. He is currently involved in designing a forthcoming collaboration at MIT involving educators such as Profs. Eleanor Duckworth (Harvard, Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education), Peter Senge (MIT, Systems Awareness), and Mitch Resnick (MIT, Coding, and Lifelong Kindergarten).
Dr. Gopal Krishnamurthy is the Course Designer and Teacher of Re-envisioning Education and The Craft of Teaching and Learning, intensive teacher education, and post-graduate professional development course accredited by UCSB ext, USA. Shorter and longer versions of the course have been conducted internationally in the UK, USA, India, and Thailand.
Gopal brings a keen interest in making the development of an education program itself the subject of inquiry, research, and study. He also brings a diversity of international collaborations with forward-thinking educational associations through friends, teachers, mentors, and faculty at UCSB, Harvard, MIT, the UK, and India who could enrich the development of an innovative and unique curriculum, pedagogy, and practice.