Getting to the heart of Hinduism

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:18:00 GMT

The School of Education and Professional Development held a ‘Getting to the heart of Hinduism’ experiential day for students on the Religion and Education BA(Hons) course to celebrate Hinduism on Thursday 1st December 2016.

The activities and discussions that the students took part in aimed to get them thinking about many aspects of Hindu culture and ethics. Those thinking of going into teaching will now be able to take these experiences along with a good measure of understanding into future jobs and make Hinduism come to life for their future students.

The event consisted of a range of activities and discussions including the basic Hindu beliefs and concepts, Hindu theology, a mock Hindu wedding with dressing and face painting workshops and a Dandiya Rasa circle dance as part of the celebration and conclusion of the event. The practical aspect of these activities turned out to be the highlight of the day for many of the students who attended.

The students gained a wealth of experience on Hinduism within an experiential learning environment and really enjoyed the practical nature of the day. Second year student Shabnam commented “The information about Hinduism provided by the visitors was very interesting and informative, and gave clarity into subject matter that as they said can sometimes be misinformed. Some of my highlights of the day included playing dandiya, dressing up and learning how to wrap a sari, also taking part in the Hindu wedding with peers was a great thing to be part of and experience as a whole.” 



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