Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education

January 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of the master’s degree program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship (VCE). Since its launch, the program has offered seven courses on the educational perspectives and practices of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda, and Daisaku Ikeda. Below is a summary of these courses. DePaul is now accepting applications for the program. Also, stay tuned for videos for a sneak peek into some of the courses!


VCE 511: Tsunesaburo Makiguchi’s Educational Philosophy and Practice (2) (Winter 2018)

VCE Makiguchi ClassProfessor Gebert giving lecture by the river

Students examine Makiguchi’s key concepts such as value, value creation, and knowing and believing based on his later educational writings, and they explore applications of these concepts in their current contexts and practice.


VCE 520: Josei Toda’s Educational Philosophy and Practice (Winter 2018)

A slide from VCE 520

Students in this course access, discuss, and apply Toda’s educational methods of…

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