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Holistic Education At Naropa And Dila: Religious Or Educational Innovation?

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Title:Holistic Education At Naropa And Dila: Religious Or Educational Innovation?
Authors:Leonardi, Aaron
Contributors:RELIGION (department)
Keywords:Holistic Education
Pedagogy
Chögyam Trungpa
Naropa University
Shengyen
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Learner-centered teaching
Contemplative Studies
learning pathways
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Date Issued:May 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:This thesis examines the educational orientations and innovations of two non-sectarian schools with charismatic Buddhist founders: the first is Naropa University in Boulder, CO, and the second is Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), in Jinshan Taiwan. I hypothesize that the double identity of these schools provides insight into some of their pedagogical tools that, although Buddhist-inspired, could be transferred to other educational contexts. Ultimately, I propose that although the educational paths of Naropa and DILA differ in their points of departure from those of public education, they have the potential to converge on a goal. This convergent orientation is identified as holistic education. Finally, through the themes and innovations gathered from these schools, I examine holistic education as a pedagogy providing students with tools and insights that help them understand themselves in new and empowering ways.
Description:M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62773
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