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Fellowship gives an educational boost to Bhutan's "gross national happiness"

12 December 2016

Academics from the UTS School of Education are working with colleagues from the Royal University of Bhutan to improve learning outcomes for young people across the small Himalayan kingdom.

The four fellows from the Royal University of Bhutan's Paro College of Education, from the left: Sonam Dorji, Dorji Wangchuk, Bijoy Kumar Rai and Kezang Sherab. Picture by Terry Clinton

The four fellows from the Royal University of Bhutan's Paro College of Education: Sonam Dorji, Dorji Wangchuk, Bijoy Kumar Rai and Kezang Sherab. Picture by Terry Clinton

For a country that has adopted “gross national happiness” as a measure of success over economic growth, education is a vital component for achieving Bhutan’s goals for social development. Academics from the UTS School of Education are working with colleagues from the Royal University of Bhutan, responding to the need to improve learning outcomes for young people across the country.

Four fellows from the Royal University of Bhutan's Paro College of Education recently visited Sydney for a two-week program of training workshops provided by the UTS School of Education on topics relating to English as an additional language, inclusive education and special educational needs, integrating technology in classroom practice and educational research. 

Four academics from the UTS School of Education will subsequently spend a week in Bhutan, working with the fellows and their colleagues on implementation of curriculum developments and research capacity building.

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