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Jeffrey Mang Ka Hei, describes his winning entry in UNESCO Bangkok’s Happy School Video Contest as a parody of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator , “but this time a student came back in time to learn, not to kill.” The Hong Kong primary school teacher’s cr...More
In light of today’s competitive, stress-fueled and test-focused education systems, the "Happy Schools Project" aims to offer an alternative notion of the quality of education that values and nurtures learners’ diverse talents and strengths. UNESCO Bangkok...More
What does a Happy School look like to you? A happy learner is more likely to be a thriving one – better able to solve problems and apply critical thinking skills, more self-confident and likelier to form and foster positive relationships with others. Happy...More