A seminar on Promoting Learning in Higher Education

Today morning on January 26, 2018 local time at 8:30-10:30 a.m. Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet, Member Peace Commission, gave a special lecture on “Promoting Learning in Higher Education” at the 5th SSBU Academic Training Workshop holding in Yangon.

Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet is currently the President’s Economic Advisor and working as an expert for Peace Commission (http://asean-csr-network.org/…/158-prof-dr-aung-tun-thet-pr…)

Dr. Pho Kaung, Rector of University of Yangon, including Senior officials, Rectors, Pro-rectors, Professors, Associated Professors, Principal, lecturers from University of Yangon, Yangon Technological University, West Yangon Technological University, Technological University (Thanlyin & Hmawbi), National Management Degree College, University of Information Technology, Yangon University of Education, ITBMU, Yangon University of Foreign Language, University of Economics, attended the lecture. And also, an Executive Director of AYA Bank, Daw Khin Ma Ma also participated to the event.

A remarkable note from Dr. Pyi Phyo Kyaw (BA Oxon, MA SOAS, PhD King’s College London) Curriculum Development Committee, Shan State Buddhist University said that “for me, Sayagyi’s lecture was very inspirational, raising crucial ideas and concepts in order to not only transform Higher Education in Myanmar from teacher-centred teaching and learning to student-centred teaching and learning, but also promote research and output (i.e. publishing) culture among academic staff. Of course, Sayadawgyi U Dhammasami, has emphasised these aspects—i.e. student-centred teaching, research and producing research output—from the outset. Sayagyi U Aung Tun Thet has also emphasised the need to have professional development, which we have been doing at SSBU since 2015. Therefore, I personally find Sayagyi’s lecture very encouraging and quite reassuring”.

The SSBU Academic Training Workshop is organised by Shan State Buddhist University, which is under the leadership of the Most Ven. Prof. Dr. K. Dhammasami, DPhil (Oxford), Founder of Shan State Buddhist University (SSBU) & Executive Secretary of IABU, Oxford Sayadaw, Abbot of Oxford Buddha Vihara : Attending The Union Catalogue of Buddhist Text (UCBT) Meeting on 14th and The Executive Council Meeting of the ICDV & IABU.

Historically, the 1st batch of SSBU Academic Training held in Sri Lanka (2015), the 2nd and 3rd were at SSBU campus (2017), Taunggyi and the 4th (2017) was held at Sasanalankara Mong Phone Monastery, Hmawbi, Yangon.

SSBU, would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our benefactor; Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet for giving a special lecture and our heartfelt thanks also go to all participants as well as our meal donors.


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