IDENTIFYING ELEMENTS OF THE CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR TEACHERS IN THE BHAGAVAD GITA: A HERMENEUTIC STUDY

Nivedita Sahni, Sumita Rao K.

Abstract


The Bhagavad Gita is a holy scripture of the Hindu Religion and a section of the Mythological Epic Mahabharatha. This text ascribes to the philosophical discourse between Krishna and the Great Pandava warrior Arjuna which took place at the Kurukshetra battlefield. The role played by Krishna in the Mahabharata war is not just being Arjuna’s charioteer, but also a guide who urges Arjuna for to maintain his righteous disposition and justful thoughts. In the present study, there has been an attempt made to trace out the educational implications from the perspective of Krisha as an ideal teacher and Arjuna as dutiful student through a hermeneutic approach. Sixty three verses of Bhagwad Gita have been drawn and implications have been drawn out that are relevant in the current teaching learning practices. The analysis reveals that the philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita has great potential to address the some of the crucial aspects of Education. 

 

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Code of Professional Ethics, Bhagavad Gita, hermeneutic

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Goyandaka, J. (2010). Srimadbhagavadgita (English Commentary). Kolkata: Gita Press, Gorakhpur.

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NCERT (1997). Code of Professional Ethics for Teachers. New Delhi. Retrieved from: https://schooleducation.mizoram.gov.in/

NCTE (2010). Draft Code of Professional Ethics for School Teachers. Retrieved from: http://harprathmik.gov.in/

Verses from Bhagavad Gita. Retrieved from: www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v0i0.932

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