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Name : A Foundation Course in Value Education

By : R R Gaur



1. Course Introduction - Need, Basic Guidelines, Content and Process for Value Education

o Understanding the need, basic guidelines, content and process for Value Education. 

o Self Exploration-what is it?- its content and process; „Natural Acceptance‟ and Experiential Validation- as the mechanism for self-exploration.

o Continuous Happiness and Prosperity- A look at basic Human Aspirations

o Right understanding, Relationship and Physical Facilities- the basic requirements for fulfilment of aspirations of every human being with their correct priority

o Understanding Happiness and Prosperity correctly- A critical appraisal of the current scenario

o Method to fulfil the above human aspirations: understanding and living in harmony at various levels 

2. Understanding Harmony in the Human Being - Harmony in Myself!

o Understanding human being as a co-existence of the sentient „I‟ and the material „Body‟

o Understanding the needs of Self („I‟) and „Body‟ - Sukh and Suvidha

o Understanding the Body as an instrument of „I‟ (I being the doer, seer and enjoyer)

o Understanding the characteristics and activities of „I‟ and harmony in „I‟

o Understanding the harmony of I with the Body: Sanyam and Swasthya; correct appraisal of Physical needs, meaning of Prosperity in detail

o Programs to ensure Sanyam and Swasthya

3. Understanding Harmony in the Family and Society- Harmony in HumanHuman Relationship

o Understanding harmony in the Family- the basic unit of human interaction

o Understanding values in the human-human relationship; the meaning of Nyaya and program for its fulfilment to ensure Ubhay-tripti; Trust (Vishwas) and Respect (Samman) as the foundational values of relationship

o Understanding the meaning of Vishwas; Difference between intention and competence

o Understanding the meaning of Samman, Difference between respect and differentiation; the other salient values in relationship

o Understanding the harmony in the society (society being an extension of the family): Samadhan, Samridhi, Abhay, Sah-astitva as comprehensive Human Goals 

o Visualizing a universal harmonious order in society- Undivided Society (Akhand Samaj), Universal Order (Sarvabhaum Vyawastha )- from family to world family!

4. Understanding Harmony in Nature and Existence - Whole existence as Co-existence

o Understanding the harmony in Nature

o Interconnectedness and mutual fulfilment among the four orders of nature- recyclability and self-regulation in nature

o Understanding Existence as Co-existence (Sah-astitva) of mutually interacting units in all-pervasive space

o Holistic perception of harmony at all levels of existence 

5. Implications of the above Holistic Understanding of Harmony on Professional Ethics

o Natural acceptance of human values

o Definitiveness of Ethical Human Conduct

o The basis for Humanistic Education, Humanistic Constitution and Humanistic Universal Order

o Competence in professional ethics:

o Ability to utilize the professional competence for augmenting universal human order

o Ability to identify the scope and characteristics of people-friendly and eco-friendly production systems

o Ability to identify and develop appropriate technologies and management patterns for the above production systems.

o Case studies of typical holistic technologies, management models and production systems

o Strategy for the transition from the present state to Universal Human Order:

o At the level of the individual: as socially and ecologically responsible engineers, technologists and managers

o At the level of society: as mutually enriching institutions and organizations

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