The Model of Buddhist Learning Activities for Social Studies, Religion and Culture

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Vitthaya Thongdee, et. al.


The objectives of this research are: 1) to study the state of the Buddhist learning process of the Department of Social Studies, Religion and Culture (DSRC); 2) to create a model for Buddhist learning activities (MBLA) for DSRC; 3) to evaluate the results of MBLA operation. This study was carried out by means of the mixed method research. The tools used in collecting the data were: a five-rating scale questionnaire, a small group meeting of the experts and interviews. The research results indicated that the state of the Buddhist learning process in DSRC is divided into 2 activities: 1) learning 4 steps-activities according to the curriculum; 2) MBLA for DSRC consisted of 3 important activities: cultivating righteousness; training according to the principles of the Trisikkha (Threefold Studies); the development according to the principle of the Four Bhāvanā Dhammas;3) the evaluation of MBLA for DSRC reported the opinion of the experts on MCLA at the highest level (x̅ = 5.00 and S.D. = 0.00), helpfulness at the highest level (x̅ = 5.00, S.D.= 0.00) and usefulness at the highest level (x̅ of 5.00, S.D.= 0.00). Parents and the community were satisfied with the behavior of the students at the highest level (x̅ = 4.58, S.D. =.59). The top 3 mean of the studied items were: good-hearted and virtuous, ethical, and able to work with others effectively (x̅ = 4.79, 4.61, 4.59, S.D.= .45, .59, .61) respectively

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