Compassion in the Bhutanese Gross National Happiness (GNH) infused classrooms

Lhambo, Jambay, Miller, Judith, Wolodko, Brenda, and Morgan, Anne-Marie (2020) Compassion in the Bhutanese Gross National Happiness (GNH) infused classrooms. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 9 (2). pp. 18-42.

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Abstract

There is a growing interest in research on the role of compassion in the fields of positive psychology and social psychology. Compassion in the educational setting is focused on well-being and relationship-based approaches to support students to flourish academically, emotionally and socially. This paper is a review of compassion in the literature and provides a foreground of future research on compassion in the Bhutanese classroom. It also presents a discussion on compassion in relation to benefits for self and others, compassion fatigue and self-compassion. More importantly, this paper provides a deeper understanding of the role of compassion in education in building the teaching-learning process and foregrounds the need for further investigation into compassionate teaching and learning for a range of school-based curriculum subjects.

Item ID: 71196
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2789-5254
Keywords: compassion fatigue, self-compassion, well-being, education
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 22:13
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy @ 30%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390304 Primary education @ 40%
39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390201 Education policy @ 30%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy @ 50%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development @ 50%
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