International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Authors: W.K.D. Keerthirahne
The main aim of this paper was to conduct an analytical study on curriculum and the learning teaching process in Pirivena education in Sri Lanka. The historical method has been used as the research method and Sutta Pitaka, Vinaya Pitaka, commentaries, chronicles, inscriptions, epistles and relevant Buddhist books have been used as primary sources to collect information. Research papers, articles and books written later periods regarding the monastery education and Pirivena education have been examined as the secondary sources to elaborate and analyze research findings. Pirivena education in Sri Lanka has been functioned under several approaches and levels from the past to the present. Curriculum and the learning teaching process in the present Pirivena is different when compared with the past since the objectives of the present Pirivena education have been changed. Curriculum, its function and teaching methods of traditional Buddhist education have provided some lessons to the present general education system in Sri Lanka.