Happy Schools Project national capacity development workshops and pilots: Japan, Thailand and Lao PDR
The Happy Schools Project, launched by UNESCO Bangkok in June 2014, aims to promote happiness, well-being and holistic development in schools. The Happy Schools Framework, centred around the core concepts of 1) People, 2) Process, and 3) Place, includes building positive relationships between teachers and students, promoting fun and engaging learning approaches, and creating a school environment free from bullying. The Happy Schools Project offers a different vision of the quality of education – one in which learners’ unique talents, strengths and abilities are appreciated, recognized and celebrated.
Pilot and Workshop Objectives
The Happy Schools national capacity development workshops and pilots aim to operationalize the Happy Schools Framework for use at local and national levels with pilot activities in three target countries: Japan, Lao PDR and Thailand. These workshops and pilots are working with selected teachers and schools leaders in UNESCO Associate Schools Project (ASPnet) schools in each country. The trainings place an emphasis on bringing the Happy Schools Framework, learner well-being and social and emotional skills for learning into the classroom and school.
When and where:
Happy Schools National Capacity Development Workshops:
- Fukuyama, Japan – 20-21 April 2019
- Bangkok, Thailand – 22-24 May 2019
- Vientiane, Lao PDR – 24-26 July 2019
The schools will carry out pilot activities for the duration of their 2019 school year.
Teachers and school leaders from selected schools in Japan, Lao PDR and Thailand.
The workshops and pilots are being coordinated and supported by Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) in Japan, the Lao PDR National Commission for UNESCO in Lao PDR, and Thailand National Commission for UNESCO and Chulalongkorn Demonstration School in Thailand.