- Uttar Pradesh government is likely to introduce a ‘happiness curriculum’ as a pilot project from this academic session.
- To be called ‘realisation curriculum’, it would be introduced in Mathura schools this session onwards.
- The purpose to launch the curriculum in UP is to support students in their journey to sustainable happiness through engagement in meaningful and reflective stories and activities.
- The happiness curriculum was first introduced by the Delhi government in 2018.
- The curriculum calls for schools to promote development in cognition, language, literacy, numeracy and the arts along with addressing the wellbeing and happiness of students.
- For the evaluation, no examinations are conducted, neither will marks be awarded. The assessment under this curriculum is qualitative, focusing on the “process rather than the outcome” and noting that each student’s journey is unique and different.
Source : Times of India