This subject provides student practitioners with advanced skill development and understanding of best practices in engaging the public and devotees. Building upon materials covered in previous aspects of the course, students will explore the effectiveness of a variety of communication and teaching strategies in multicultural and multi-faith communities.
A learning environment is provided from which students can analyse best practices, appraise competencies, and apply theory in the teaching and exercise of humanistic values and Buddhist wisdom in a contemplative and ethical manner. Topics covered include ethical engagement, teaching methodologies, contemplative learning strategies, religious promotion, and project management in both faith-based and secular communities. Guest lecturers will be invited to share best practices and facilitate learning activities.
- Demonstrate professional skills and capabilities that include philosophical and ethical values, to engage devotees, volunteers and members of the public on faith-based issues.
- Apply contemplative and ethical learning strategies when introducing Humanistic Buddhism to children, students and adults in multicultural and multi-faith communities.
- Develop and evaluate resources for incorporating spiritual practice into Buddhist projects and daily life.
- Critically evaluate a situation, analyse the tools and methods available for interventions, investigate contemporary action plans, and present the results.
- Assessment 1: Presentation and critical evaluation (30%)
- Assessment 2: Portfolio (30%)
- Assessment 3: Reflective essay (40%)