The Method of Dhamma Teaching in English at Asokayama Buddhist Academy Loikaw, Kayah State in Myanmar

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Ven.Viveka
Preecha Kanetnog
Narongchai Pirtrymool

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This research entitled to “The method of Dhamma teaching in English at Asokayama Buddhist Academy Loikaw, Kayah State in Myanmar.” The aim of this research was two objectives that are 1) to identify the problems in English at Asokayama Buddhist Academy Loikaw, Kayah State in Myanmar and 2) to solution of the problems on the method of Dhamma teaching in English at Asokayama Buddhist Academy Loikaw, Kayah State in Myanmar. The research was a mixed method of qualitative and quantitative researches in nature. A questionnaire was used for collecting quantitative data from 14 teachers at Asokayama Buddhist Academy and in-depth interview was used for collecting qualitative data from 8 key informants. For analyzing quantitative data statistics including percentage, mean, and standard deviation (S.D). In the objective one, the answers of the respondents to the research questionnaire, the level of the study was moderate,  Mean = 3.36, and in objective two, the level of result was high,  Mean = 3.72. In in-depth interview section, the result was that the pupils must have Pali words, must have Nissaya and the teacher explain the Pali words in detail to pupils. The teacher gave the comments and suggestion as “the Asokayama Buddhist Academy have to change some method that is rote learning method.”

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