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Bhutanese culture influence learning skill

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Bhutanese culture influence learning skill

  1. 1. Bhutanese culture influence learning skills
  2. 2. Introduction • Bhutan is a landlocked country between China and India • “The Forbidden Kingdom” • 38,394 km2 • Population of 770,000 • GDP = 1.781 billion USD • Popularly known for GNH country.
  3. 3. Language and religion • Bhutan's national language is Dzongkha. • Consist of different ethnic languages. • Schools conduct classes in English, • A large proportion of the population especially urban residents can speak English. • Religious identity as a Buddhist nation. • Buddhism influences both the daily lives of its people as well as the government.
  4. 4. Religion diversion
  5. 5. • Birth • welcomed without gender discrimination. • A purification ritual is conducted in the house, after which the outsiders come to the house to see the new born baby. • Name of newly born child are given by religious person and traditionally celebrating birthday was never existed. • Marriage Arranged marriages were popular just a few decades back. Normally, people married among the relatives. Dowry system doesn’t exist in our society.
  6. 6. Funeral • Death, the most expensive affair as it does not mean the end. • It is merely passing on to another life. • Many rituals are performed to help the departed soul get a better rebirth. • Rituals are performed after the 7th day, 14th day, 21st day and the 49th days of the death. Eating habits • Eats with hands. • The family members sit on the floor in a circle and the mother serves the food. • Before eating, tossing some morsels of rice in the air as offering to the deities and spirits. .
  7. 7. Cultural heritage Architecture Dzongs Chortens Lakhangs Rural houses Urban houses
  8. 8. Art &crafts National game Buddhist monk Women's dress Men's dress
  9. 9. Urban education system • Educated parents and more of learning • More exposure to western societies • Experienced teachers
  10. 10. Rural education system • Less exposure • Limited excess to the western book • Inexperienced teachers • Chanting religious prayer in the school • Prayer schedule 1. Morning prayers 2. Evening prayers • Singing national anthem every day
  11. 11. Influence • Collectivism : dependent, silent etc… • Power distance: fear to response • Different ways of respect