Curriculum for the Nuns of Bhutan. Presented by Bhutan Nuns Foundation. Big Idea. Education for nuns. Nuns need education on Life Skills and English language in order to connect and be part of the larger society.
Presented by Bhutan Nuns Foundation
Education for nuns
According to one of the nuns “with the change of time, education is very important”. For example, whatever we do and wherever we go English has become one of the most essential language of communication throughout the world. Therefore, we would like to learn how to read, write and speak English. If we do not know how to speak English, we feel out of place in the society”.
For the nuns to continue upholding their essential role integrated in communities, we need to provide a well rounded education and learning opportunities in addition to their daily Buddhist studies. Learning basic life skills and English language will help them in connecting with the outside world and will give them the confidence to help others in communities around them.
Find a suitable time to incorporate the curriculum with their syllabus/routine in a simple manner so that the students will understand and participate.- Provide the nunneries with teaching learning materials
Mind and Heart
Mind :- For thinking, rationalizing and making decisions. Mostly refers to intellectual abilities.
Heart:- Relates to love, emotions and feelings.
Discuss the term “Needs” and “Wants”. It can be by playing Card games. Thumps up to need and thumps down to wants. Let the students think whether it is the mind that demands or the heart.
Story telling about flowers in terms of making offerings of flowers with pure mind and heart. Talk about the importance of motivation. Talk about how motivation matters regardless of the size of the offerings we make.
We who are like senseless Children Shrink from suffering,But love it’s causes.We hurt ourselves; our pain is self-inflicted!Why should others be the object of our anger?Shantideva