Nagaloka News

TEACHERS WORKSHOP AT NAGALOKA ,28 & 29 NOVEMBER 2017

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

The Teachers Workshop was held on 28th & 29th November 2017 at Nagaloka. Nine teachers of the B.A.Course, five women and four men participated. The workshop was conducted by Divya. The purpose was to enhance teaching abilities in order to provide value based education in Nagarjun Training Institute, Nagaloka. Divya gave a power point presentation illustrating teachers roles and responsibilities concerning their teaching abilities and classroom management. This helped teachers to refresh and update their knowledge. She has also conducted a test to see how the teachers would evaluate their own performance. Some points she covered and that were also discussed as a group, which the teachers found particularly useful were:

  1. A review of the last few workshops
  2. Desirable characteristics of teachers and classroom management
  3. The promotion of student interaction in the classroom
  4. How teachers should be prepared
  5. What teachers need to do for the students
  6. Performance evaluation of students and teachers
  7. Relationship between teachers and students
  8. The teacher as leader
  9. Knowledge, skills and disposition.
  10. How to communicate subjects in the classroom.

It proved to be a really inspirational presentation, and very fruitful discussion was held. All the teachers expressed their willingness to attend this kind of workshop.

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WORKSHOP ON THE CONSTITUTION, 25TH NOVEMBER 2017

Posted in: Uncategorized on Saturday, November 25th, 2017

A one day Constitution Workshop was held on 25th November 2017 in the Nagpur girl hostel to raise awareness among the students about the Indian Constitution. This workshop was conducted by Prof. Dr. Maiske and organized by Sugatadarini. There were 86 participants, 84 women and two men. Prof. Maiske gave a talk as an Indian citizen how the constitution can help us to understand the principles of liberty, equality, fraternity and justice, and also how the fundamental rights incorporated in the constitution help us to live a valuable life as a human being. He also spoke about the struggles faced by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar while writing our constitution.

After a good talk all the students felt motivated and requested Prof. Maiske to conduct a regular class on the Indian constitution so that they can understand it more deeply. It was decided to set up such a class.

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9th Alumni Conference 2017

Posted in: Uncategorized on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

The 9th alumni conference was held for four days, from 7th to 10th November 2017 in Nagaloka. Its purpose was to strengthen the Nagaloka alumni from all over the 19 states of India in their work of developing Buddhist youth leadership in their striving for Prabuddha Bharat.  There were almost 175 participants attending the conference, 90 men and 80 women. The conference was facilitated by Lokamitra and anchoring was done by Utpala and Divya. There were a number of speakers with extensive experience in their respective fields.

Also contributing were a number of academicians in the fields of student leadership, a renowned social activist, and speakers from printed media, all of whom shared their experiences in their respective fields. The guest from Malaysia, Ven. Wei Wu, gave a talk on his experience working with Buddhist leadership development. There were also others from Malaysia who spoke.

Two major events took place on the Conference, and these were followed by others. The first was the inauguration of the Alumni Association, which was given the name of the Nagaloka Association. The second was that all Alumni declared their wish to be involved in further activities.

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INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST CENTRE VISIT NOVEMBER 2017

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Monday, November 6th, 2017

A programme was held on 6th November 2017 at Nagaloka to facilitate interaction with other Buddhist groups from abroad i.e. those who are members of the International Buddhist College. It was facilitated by Tejdarshan & Nagamitra. There were around 79 participants. The significant points discussed were:

  • The provision of information about the International Buddhist College.
  • What processes will be needed for admission to the College?
  • What will constitute eligibility to apply for admission to the College?
  • The provision of a written test to be conducted by an IBC team.
  • How to get a Visa to study at the IBC centre.

Most of the students felt inspired at the prospect of pursuing their higher education at IBC. Many of them put questions to the guests regarding the process of getting admission to IBC. Everyone agreed that it would be necessary to prepare for admission in order to pursue our post graduation in Buddhist Studies.

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Academic Development workshop 1st & 2nd November 2017

Posted in: Nagaloka News on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

An Academic Development workshop was held on 1st & 2nd November 2017 at Nagaloka. The purpose of the workshop was to develop a strategic plan for the Nagarjun Training Institute, Nagaloka. The workshop was lead by Lokamitra and facilitated by Mangesh Dahiwale. There were eight participants. Lokamitra explained the purpose of educational development at Nagaloka, pointing out that it should be developed in order to;

  • Cultivate students’ knowledge of Buddhism
  • Engage students effectively with the Ambedkarite movement
  • Help students to communicate Buddhist philosophy skilfully
  • Throw light upon role models for teaching such as Jyotirao Phule and Savitribai Phule

After discussing these points, everyone saw that if we intend to develop Nagaloka according to our objectives, values and vision, we must offer skilled, well qualified training to those who are engaging with Nagaloka education. The main aspects of this will be:

  1. A foundation course which covers the three ideals of Buddhism
  2. A workshop on how to teach.
  3. A prospective Alumni teachers’ workshop.
  4. A workshop on the evaluation of teachers’ performance.

These points were agreed by all the participants in the workshop. They also agreed that for the further growth of NTI it was necessary to develop Strategic Planning in some detail.

 

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