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  • Lecturer-: Prof. Sylvie Senadheera

    Presented by

    Ven. Dhammarama

    SIBA-BABL 14-13

    4th Semester

    Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy 20160426

  • Content


    Buddhist view on Education

    Concept of Moral Education

    Why we need Moral Education?

    The Roles of Moral Education

    Significance of Moral Education

    Recommendation for Moral Education



  • Introduction

    Education is the process of teaching, training and learning,

    especially in schools or colleges, to improve knowledge and

    develop skills.

    The objective of Buddhas teaching isnt accumulating of

    knowledge but the achievement of spiritual fulfillment. Majjhima

    Nikaya Atthakatha (papacasdan) mentions that aim of

    education should be the development of moral and spiritual.

    So, this presentation will give more details on the current

    education system and the significance of the moral education of

    the child accordingly Buddhism.

  • Buddhist view on Education

    Wisdom is the crown and pinnacle of the entire system of

    Buddhist education. As well as the entire system of Buddhist

    education must be rooted in faith (saddh).

    Five qualities that the Buddha often held up as the hallmarks of

    the model disciples, whether monk or layperson. These five

    qualities are faith, virtue, learning, generosity and wisdom.

    It must be directed, not merely towards developing social and

    commercial skills, but towards nurturing in the students the

    seeds of spiritual nobility.

  • Buddhist view on Education

    Development of Character

    Moral Spiritual

  • Concept of Moral Education

    Moral education means an

    ethical education to follow

    the good and right principles

    of life. It consists of some

    basic principles, like

    truthfulness, honesty, charity,

    hospitality, tolerance, virtue,

    kindness and sympathy.

    Moral education makes one


  • Concept of Moral Education

    Knowledge Moral

    Good Character of a child

  • Why we need Moral Education?


    Commercialization Corruption Consumerism

    and Materialism

    It has become a


    Conflict and


    Breakdown of

    family relations

    Fall in cultural and

    traditional values

    Disease and


  • The Roles of Moral Education


    Religion School


  • Significance of moral education

    Moral Education is needed for developing moral qualities such as,

    Humanity Truthfulness

    Honesty Courtesy

    Tolerance Sacrifice etc.

    Moral Education is essential for developing democratic qualities

    such as,

    Dignity of the individual Social justice

    Liberty Equality


    Only moral education would lead us to attain our ultimate goal of

    peace on earth.

  • Significance of moral education

    Significance of moral education

    Moral Qualities







    Democratic Qualities

    Dignity of the


    Social justice




    Ultimate goal

    of peace on


  • Recommendations for Moral Education

    1. Teachers should be urged to promoting moral education.

    2. Create a social and cultural context.

    3. Teach and define a morality of justice, altruism, diligence and


    4. Make education for the critical thinking and the decision


    5. Ensure the climate and instructional practices.

    6. Admire the moral climate of a child regularly

    7. Establish and convey clear expectations for teachers and


    8. Give major attention to moral education.

    Critical view points

  • Conclusion

    In the name of education the students are passed through courses of standardized instruction intended to make them efficient servants of a demeaning social system. While such education may be necessary to guarantee societal stability, it does little to fulfill the higher end of learning, the illumination of the mind with the light of truth and goodness. The moral development agents should work together and provide an environment where the child thrives and emerges winner in every aspect of life.

  • References

    Primary Sources

    Samuel Ekundayo (2009), Moral Education of the Child Whose

    Responsibility, Article, Tai Solarin University.

    Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi (1998), Aims of Buddhist Education, Buddhist

    Publication Society, Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy.

    Ven. Gnanarama P (2000), Essential of Buddhism, page no 137-139,

    Ti-Sarana Buddhist Association, Singapore.

    Secondary Sources

    Ven. Dhammarathana T (2006), The Buddha and his vision for the

    Modern World, Badullagammana Sri Sumanasara Nayake Abhinandana

    Shastriya Snagahaya.

    Susan Devine (2014), What is Moral Education, Education Studies,

    University of Northampton.


    Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary.