“Happiness Curriculum is not a ‘value education class’ that preaches moral values to the students. Instead, it focuses on developing the mindset of the students to adopt the values in their everyday attitude and behavior,” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia stated at an internet panel dialogue carried out by Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).
Sisodia was invited as visitor speaker at an internet panel dialogue on ‘systematic social emotional learning’ of the happiness curriculum by Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) throughout its worldwide training week to have a good time the profitable implementation of ‘happiness classes’ throughout Delhi authorities faculties.
Speaking on the event, Sisodia additional stated that the Delhi authorities needed to design a curriculum for students that will put together them to change into lifelong learners.
The panel line-up included Professor Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education at HGSE, Dr Anil Teotia, Chairperson of the Happiness Committee, and Richa Gupta, co-founder of Labhya Foundation, who moderated the dialogue.
“I’m just a politician who thinks education is the only way to reform society, and I believe that politicians should work as facilitators of education through better education,” Sisidia stated. He additional stated that training, globally, is getting used to fill unemployment gaps and reduce poverty, nevertheless it nonetheless doesn’t deal with extra human issues that the society faces.
“So far, successful education models around the world have been producing professionally sound people, but not emotionally sound people. Happiness curriculum works towards building a confident and a holistic mindset towards caste, creed, and religion so the students become more self-aware, and open towards each other,” Sisodia stated.
The dialogue additional seemed at understanding the necessity for social-emotional studying (SEL) applications throughout techniques world wide.
Sisodia stated, “Happiness Curriculum provides the toolkit for the children to scientifically observe their emotions and understand them. It’s the science of emotions because once students are able to understand and recognize their emotions well, they will grow up to become better human beings”.
“The role of happiness curriculum then becomes critical in developing the mindset of the students as well as the teachers in adopting these ethical values in their behavior. The students should be prepared coming out of school ready to live in the world as lifelong learners,” Sisodia stated.
Prof. Reimer stated, “In a world that is changing very rapidly with an uncertain future with this pandemic being a reminder, it’s important to question the deep purposes of schools and education.” He added that educators serving to students develop a way of company, ethics, and compassion for others is vital, and happiness performs an equally vital piece on this.