Higher Reality, higher Learning?
Challenging trainee science teacher’s conceptions of the Nature of the World and the Nature of Science. The focus of this small-scale qualitative study is to explore an alternative way of gaining knowledge about the 'world' and the impact this has on pre-service secondary science trainees in England. This study will examine the interplay between Buddhism and science with a particular emphasis on the Abhidhamma. Abhidhamma translates as 'higher reality' or 'higher teaching' from the Theravada tradition of Buddhism  It is the author’s opinion that this part of the scriptures has not been accessible to the English speaking community until recently.