Development of a Buddhist Learning Ecosystem Model in Schools under Primary Education Service Area

Authors

  • Natnicha Jedoroh
  • Phramaha Yannawat Thitavaddhano
  • Lampong Klomkul
  • Phrakhruwirunsutakhun (Udomsak Uttamasakko)

Abstract

The purposed of this research were 1) to study the components of factors affecting a Buddhist learning ecosystem in schools under Primary Education Service Area, 2) to develop a Buddhist learning ecosystem model in schools under Primary Education Service Area, and 3) to propose Buddhist learning ecosystem model in schools under Primary Education Service Area. Multiphase mixed methods research was designed by using quantitative methods to extend qualitative results. It was divided into 3 phases; Phase 1 qualitative research, the key informant was qualified person in education administration and were selected by purposive sampling of 12 key informants. Data were collected by interview form and were analyzed by using analytic induction. Phase 2 was a qualitative research, focus group discussion by experts who were academics in the field of Buddhist education administration qualified person in education administration using purposive sampling of 9 experts, data were analyzed by content analysis. Phase 3 was quantitative research by using a questionnaire to validate the Buddhist learning ecosystem model in schools under Primary Education Service Area. The sample group was determined by using a sample size of 10 samples per 1 number of paths showing the relationship between the variables in the model of all 45 paths. Therefore, the appropriate sample size should be 450 samples. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient and analyzed to validate the model with the empirical data, and analyze the direct and indirect effects. Results were shown as follows: 1. The composition of the factors affecting the Buddhist learning ecosystem model in schools under Primary Education Service Area consisted of 5 factors: 1) teachers, 2) learning, 3) parental participation, 4) virtues conducive to growth in wisdom, 5) Buddhist learning ecosystem. Therefore, there will be different learning styles, including different learning, complementary learning, learning by potential, and all-round learning. 2. The developed model of Buddhist learning ecosystem in schools under Primary Educational Service Area has shown important factors and causal relationships, and the results that will lead to a Buddhist learning ecosystem consisting of: 1) teachers, 2) learning, 3) parental participation, 4) virtues conducive to growth in wisdom. Results of the investigation revealed that possible, be accurate and appropriate. 3. The Buddhist learning ecosystem model in schools under Primary Educational Service Area was proposed as a causal relationship model that fit with the empirical data (Chi-square = 91.93, df = 72, p = .057, GFI = .978, AGFI = .947, RMR = .014). Accounting for the variations in learning ecosystems was 91.60 percent, and it indicated that teachers, learning, parental participation and virtues conducive to growth in wisdom can promote an ecosystem of Buddhist learning by having virtues conducive to growth in wisdom as a mediator in the Buddhist learning ecosystem model in schools under Primary Education Service Area.

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Published

2023-03-02