Exploring Teachers' Perspectives on Using a Spiritual Approach to Address Bullying Behavior Among Students: A Qualitative Study

Noor - Anidaisma, Salleh Amat, Mohd Mahzan Awang, Mazita Ahmad


The primary discoveries of this researcher's inquiry underscore the potential of integrating spirituality into educational practises to reduce bullying and foster favourable behavioural transformations in students. The educators employed diverse pedagogical approaches, including mindfulness exercises, storytelling sessions, and open dialogues centred on spiritual themes such as compassion and forgiveness. Implementing these strategies has been found to potentially enhance students' self-awareness, empathy, and sense of community, creating an educational environment that is ultimately more inclusive and secure for all individuals. The study clearly recognises the difficulties of putting a spiritual perspective into action. Experts in the field of education have proposed a number of solutions to these problems, including expanded opportunities for teacher training, more communication and cooperation among stakeholders, and flexible methods of instruction. Those in positions of responsibility in the field of education, such as administrators, teachers, and lawmakers, stand to gain greatly from considering the implications of the research findings. The results raise the possibility that schools with a stronger emphasis on spirituality have a positive effect on students' academic performance and well-being. To take advantage of these benefits, schools should put an emphasis on teacher preparation, promote teamwork, and craft a holistic strategy for integrating spirituality. Involving all parties is crucial in creating a welcoming and secure learning environment where kids may practise gratitude, empathy, and respect for one another. This research shows how spirituality can be included in classrooms to make for a more peaceful and empathetic learning environment. It also highlights the importance of taking a holistic approach to education that incorporates more than just academics.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/bms.v14i2.21337

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