Educational ideas of  Swami Vivekananda www.edusparx.com
Background <ul><li>Born in 1863 in Calcutta as Narendranath Dutta </li></ul><ul><li>He found his guru in Sri Ramakrishna P...
Life & beliefs <ul><li>Revolted against the imposition of the British system of education in India </li></ul><ul><li>He re...
Philosophy <ul><li>Doctrine of divinity </li></ul><ul><li>Patriotism </li></ul><ul><li>Humanitarianism </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Vedanta <ul><li>Comes from the Sanskrit words veda (wisdom) and anta (end) and signifies supreme wisdom  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>“  We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded a...
<ul><li>“ Education is the manifestation of the divine perfection already in man”.  </li></ul><ul><li>All knowledge is wit...
Aims of education <ul><li>Education for self-development </li></ul><ul><li>Character formation </li></ul><ul><li>Should bu...
Curriculum <ul><li>Cultural heritage in terms of History, Poetry, languages, Vedantic studies </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific...
Methods  of Teaching <ul><li>Lectures, discussions, self-experience </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the mind by concentration...
Role of the teacher <ul><li>To motivate, demonstrate, and persuade individuals to discover their own potential, intellect ...
Contribution to education <ul><li>Revived the spirit of humanism in education </li></ul><ul><li>Free and compulsory mass e...
What is the relevance of Vivekananda’s educational ideas in the present context?
Some Qs for you… <ul><li>How does Vivekananda’s philosophy of Vedanta reflect in his educational ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>...
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Vivekananda's ideas on education

  1. 1. Educational ideas of Swami Vivekananda www.edusparx.com
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Born in 1863 in Calcutta as Narendranath Dutta </li></ul><ul><li>He found his guru in Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa </li></ul><ul><li>Shot to fame at Chicago’s Parliament of Religions in 1893 </li></ul><ul><li>Died in 1902 at a young age and left a treasure of writings </li></ul>
  3. 3. Life & beliefs <ul><li>Revolted against the imposition of the British system of education in India </li></ul><ul><li>He renounced the world after his guru’s death </li></ul><ul><li>Had a great compassion for the Indian people </li></ul><ul><li>He presented a philosophy for man-making </li></ul>
  4. 4. Philosophy <ul><li>Doctrine of divinity </li></ul><ul><li>Patriotism </li></ul><ul><li>Humanitarianism </li></ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul><ul><li>Equal position to women </li></ul><ul><li>Sat chit ananda </li></ul>
  5. 5. Vedanta <ul><li>Comes from the Sanskrit words veda (wisdom) and anta (end) and signifies supreme wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>We are primarily consciousness and the individual soul is part of the cosmic consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>Our real nature is divine </li></ul><ul><li>We are born in this world to realize this divinity </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one stands on one’s own feet”. </li></ul>Quoting Swamiji
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Education is the manifestation of the divine perfection already in man”. </li></ul><ul><li>All knowledge is within the individual, it requires only an awakening. </li></ul>Educational Philosophy
  8. 8. Aims of education <ul><li>Education for self-development </li></ul><ul><li>Character formation </li></ul><ul><li>Should build self-reliance and confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Service to mankind </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of universal brotherhood </li></ul>
  9. 9. Curriculum <ul><li>Cultural heritage in terms of History, Poetry, languages, Vedantic studies </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific knowledge & technological studies </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational studies </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects for girls </li></ul><ul><li>Games, Sports & Physical education </li></ul>
  10. 10. Methods of Teaching <ul><li>Lectures, discussions, self-experience </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the mind by concentration & meditation & yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Individual guidance by the teacher </li></ul>
  11. 11. Role of the teacher <ul><li>To motivate, demonstrate, and persuade individuals to discover their own potential, intellect and to properly understand their mind, body and spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Love, affection & empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Dedication, commitment, understanding of the scriptures and value-based life </li></ul>
  12. 12. Contribution to education <ul><li>Revived the spirit of humanism in education </li></ul><ul><li>Free and compulsory mass education </li></ul><ul><li>A national system of education </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s education </li></ul><ul><li>Concept of equality for all </li></ul><ul><li>Ramakrishna mission in 1897 </li></ul><ul><li>Vedanta society in San Francisco </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is the relevance of Vivekananda’s educational ideas in the present context?
  14. 14. Some Qs for you… <ul><li>How does Vivekananda’s philosophy of Vedanta reflect in his educational ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the educational contribution of Swami Vivekananda in the light of its relevance in the present context. </li></ul>

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