The University of Nairobi, in Kenya, hosted its second international conference on value-creating education on October 23-25, 2019. Focused on themes of value-creating education relative to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and critical thinking in a global world, the conference was attended by educators, researchers, students, UN officials and citizens from 12 countries … More Institute Director and Research Fellows Deliver Papers at International Conference on Value-Creating Education
On May 22, 2019, the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education together with EDSA hosted a Doctoral Research Dialogue session on the American Educational Research Association (AERA) with Alankrita Chhikara. Alankrita is a doctoral student in Curriculum Studies at Purdue University, where she is focusing her dissertation research on Ikeda/Soka studies in education. She … More Doctoral Research Dialogue with Alankrita Chhikara
April 25 marked the 5th year anniversary of the establishment of the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education at DePaul University. In a message commemorating the Institute’s opening, Daisaku Ikeda stated, “It is truly humbling that the institute for studies in education established at this university should bear my name, and I offer my … More Ikeda Institute 5th Year Anniversary
January 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of the master’s degree program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship (VCE). Since its launch, the program has offered seven courses on the educational perspectives and practices of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda, and Daisaku Ikeda. Below is a summary of these courses. DePaul is now accepting applications for the … More Degree in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship Turns 1
Our 2018 Newsletter is out! This issue contains information on the MEd in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship program, a report of the 1st International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education, new books in the field, and many more! For Ikeda Institute Newsletter Archives, please click here.
On November 8, Jim Garrison (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) delivered the 2018 George F. Kneller lecture at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), held in Greenville, SC. Titled “Nichiren Buddhism and Deweyan Pragmatism: An Eastern-Western Integration of Thought,” Garrison’s lecture drew from and expanded themes present in his published … More Jim Garrison Gives AESA Kneller Lecture on Nichiren Buddhism and Deweyan Pragmatism
On August 9-11, 2018, the DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education hosted the 1st International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education. Roughly 100 scholars, educators, and graduate students from 10 countries and all across the United States attended the conference. Under the theme of “Uniting, Defining, and Advancing the Field: Perspectives, Practices … More 1st International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education
On May 15-16, 2018, the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL), and Centre for Applied Buddhism co-sponsored an international symposium on Global Citizenship and the UN Sustainable Development Goals at Taplow Court in Taplow, U.K. The first day featured academic presentations on global citizenship education. Faculty in DePaul’s master’s program in Value-Creating Education for … More International Conference on Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development Goals in U.K.
The 2018 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) was held in New York. For the second year in a row, a two-day, all-day pre-conference session on Soka studies in education was held on April 12 and 13. Titled, Soka Studies in the Possibilities and Necessities of Non-Western, International, and Comparative Curriculum Inquiry, this year’s … More AERA 2018 Conference Report
Value-Creating Global Citizenship Education: Engaging Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda as Examples was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. Namrata Sharma is a faculty in DePaul’s new online MEd in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship program. This book fills an existing gap within the practice of global citizenship education by offering Asian perspectives. In this book, Soka or … More New Book on Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda