“The happiness curriculum is not a value education class that preaches moral values to students. Instead, it focuses on developing the mindset of the students to adopt the values in their everyday attitude and behaviour,” Sisodia said.
The discussion further looked at understanding the need for social-emotional learning programmes across systems around the world.
“The happiness curriculum provides the tool kit for children to scientifically observe their emotions and understand them. It is the science of emotions because once the students are able to understand and recognise their emotions well, they will grow up to become better human beings.
“The role of the happiness curriculum then becomes critical in developing the mindset of the students as well as the teachers in adopting these ethical values in their behaviour. Coming out of school, the students should be prepared to live in the world as lifelong learners,” the deputy chief minister said.