Following up from our first session of Dhamma Minders 4, we were honored to have Dr.Khoo Boon Hock and Bro. Tee Chee Seng to lead the second session conducted on the 30th of June 2018.
This week’s focus was on “Nurturing Critical Life Skills to thrive in the 21st Century”, led by Dr. Khoo and on “Friends and Friendship” by Bro. Tee Chee Seng
Our guest speaker, Dr. Khoo is a practicing pediatrician of more than forty years.
Given his line of work, he has taken special interest in counselling to help change both adults’ and children's perspective on challenges.
The first instalment of his talk touches on the global shifts in trends of the 21st century, the skills required for the next generation to strive through the next industrial revolution.
He included ways in cultivating the said skills such as an all-inclusive classroom where both student and teachers are involved in the lesson plan. He also shared slides on samples of Group discussions & class activities conducted to tap on the students creativity. The second instalment will be held in the next session on the 14th of July.
On friends and friendship, Bro. Tee started with a discussion on what makes a person a good friend.
His message encapsulates the characteristics of a kalyana mitta (noble friend in the dhamma) and how to maintain that friendship. His interactive methods of sending his message across made the session interesting.
To conclude, the participants of this week’s lesson will be able to apply modern teaching methods in Dhamma classes which attracts the attention of young students as well as instilling life skills within them.
They will also be able to tie in friendship and the Dhamma to educate the young ones.
by Sis Jacquiline Eee