Impact on Education• deep critical and creative thinking,• ecological literacy,• practice of the country’s profound, ancient wisdom andculture,• contemplative learning,• a holistic understanding of the world,• genuine care for nature and for others,• competency to deal effectively with the modern world,• preparation for right livelihood, and• informed civic engagement.
OECD Better Life Index• www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org• Goal: involve people in the debate• Assign importance to each category• 11 categories essential to well-being
11 categories essential to well-beingmaterial living conditions• housing• income• jobsquality of life• community• education• environment• governance• health• life satisfaction• safety• work-life balance
Facebook‘s approach• Analyzing the use of emotion words forapproximately 100 million Facebook users• word use in status updates ≈ self-reportedsatisfaction with life• represents overall emotional health of the nation• importance of tracking such metrics.
• systematically measure subjective wellbeingas part of a broader national accountingsystem• use these data to inform policy choices
The UK approachamong the first to officially monitor‘happiness’• how satisfied are you with your life nowadays?• how happy did you feel yesterday?• how anxious did you feel yesterday?• to what extent do you feel the things you do inyour life are worthwhile?