Sonam Zangmo

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Paul Farber

Second Advisor

Dr. Tetyana Koshmanova

Third Advisor

Dr. Lynn Nations Johnson


GNH, curriculum, learner centered, value education, holistic education

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Schooling in our modern society is aimed primarily to secure a career so that individuals will find their places in the political and economic systems. However, many believe that education should be reconceived so that student skills and attributes are understood more fully in relation to their impact on the local as well as the global community. The Gross National Happiness infused curriculum aspires to facilitate the holistic education that would address some of the humanistic values we need in this era. In this paper I study the concepts of Gross National Happiness and how the Gross National Happiness infused curriculum promises a meaningful education to the Bhutanese children as perceived by the participants participating in the anonymous survey conducted in a high school in Bhutan. I will also discuss and explore the global philosophical theories of education on similar concepts like Gross National Happiness infused curriculum of Bhutan.