Moscow, Russia: Honorary Representative Telo Tulku Rinpoche met with the Minister of Education of the Republic of Kalmykia, Russian Federation on 17 July to introduce Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning) which has been designed by “The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics” under the structure of Emory University.
The Minister of Education of the Republic of Kalmykia, Mr Erdne Barinov has accepted to adopt the SEE Learning program to be implemented in schools and will hold various meetings with specialists, pedologists, and teacher’s unions to settle the suitable time and plans on how to start implementing into schools across Kalmykia.
“We are ready to provide support as well as training and organize seminars, workshops and provide guidance when required,” said Telo Tulku Rinpoche. “This Educational curriculum is part of H.H. the Dalai Lama’s vision to “Educate the Heart” as well as to sustain our world based on loving compassion. The curriculum Is in its final stage of editing and will be published soon to be introduced across Russia in the near future.
Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning™), a new K-12 education program developed for international use, is the culmination of an academic collaboration that began in 1998 between Emory University and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Guided by a shared vision for the education of heart and mind, the program conveys a universal, non-sectarian, and science-based approach to bringing the ethical development of the whole child into education—an approach long advocated by H.H. the Dalai Lama. SEE Learning provides educators with a comprehensive framework for the cultivation of social, emotional, and ethical competencies; age-specific curricula comprised of easy to implement lessons; and a support structure for educator preparation, facilitator certification, and ongoing professional development.
The SEE Learning curriculum has been adopted by many schools across the world and has been translated into many languages. The Russian translation of the SEE Learning curriculum is near completion which had been overseen by Moscow based Tibet Culture & Information Center (Office of Tibet) and the translation work is being carried out by Save Tibet Foundation Russia.
-Filed by OOT, Moscow