Gautama Buddha

Education for Wisdom

Authors: Diamond, Zane M.

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  • Brings a unique perspective on the educational theories underpinning the Buddha’s teachings
  • Engages critically with the legacy of Buddhist ideas in educational systems 
  • Explores how Buddhist educational approaches are making their transition into global mainstream westernized education system
  • Links to contemporary education questions such as the role of experiential learning; the development of a wisdom curriculum; and the use of place-based pedagogies
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This book examines some of the key elements of Buddhist education theory, in particular about educating for wisdom, the ultimate goal of Buddhist education. The teachings of Gautama Buddha have endured for thousands of years carried into the present era in schools, universities, temples, personal development courses, martial arts academies and an array of Buddhist philosophical societies across the globe. Philosophically, the ideas of the Buddha have held appeal across many cultures, but less is known about the underlying educational theories and practices that shape teaching and learning within Buddhist-inspired educational contexts.

The chapters outline the development of the Buddha’s teachings, his broad approach to education and their relevance in the 21st century. Subsequently, the book reviews the history of the evolution of the various schools of Buddhist thought, their teaching and learning styles and the dissemination among Asia and later also the Western countries. The book discusses education theories and devices embedded within the Buddhist teachings, examining the works found in the Tipitaka, the Buddhist canon.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gautama Buddha
Book Subtitle
Education for Wisdom
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-1765-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-1765-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-1764-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 116
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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