Teach about Buddhism with a little help from Edinburgh Buddhist Studies
This blog provides a growing selection of resources for school teachers and other educators working to communicate Buddhism in new and interesting ways. The resources are created and/or curated by members of “Edinburgh Buddhist Studies” a research network based at the University of Edinburgh and bringing together scholars from the wider region.
You can look for resources by Categories or browse the Posts using the left sidebar. The Categories include level of education (primary, lower secondary, upper secondary), the divisions of the RME curriculum in Scotland (Beliefs, Values and Issues, Practices and Traditions), and the type of resource (e.g. stories, images, videos).
Key resources are our two series of webinar recordings: “Introduction to Key Concepts in Buddhism for RMPS teachers” (2021) and “Who is the Buddha?” (2022). Recordings and powerpoint files (containing additional resources) are available here: check the categories “Key Concepts” and “Who is the Buddha?” in the sidebar.
There are also two series of posts to look out for: Our “Top Three” series provides short go-to reading lists on key topics, for teachers wanting to learn more. In our “Buddhism through 108 objects in Scotland” we explore Buddhism’s heritage as it interconnects with Scotland; we hope that the images from this series will be usable in the classroom. (108, for those who don’t know, is a sacred number in Buddhism!)
While we have a particular eye to our Scottish context, we hope that our resources may be of use further afield as well.
All resources are free to use, and we hope you enjoy them! If you want to receive notice of new materials please follow us on Twitter: @studiesbuddhist and if you have feedback or requests please contact us via Twitter or on Buddhist.Studies@ed.ac.uk.