National Curriculum and Mindfulness
Problem: The happiness of human beings is one of the key components to the overall well-being of individuals and communities. The UN 2013 World Happiness Report was created to address the holistic needs of human beings all over the world by studying happiness so that countries can make policies that improve happiness in their people.
According to an article from Huffington Post, "[Happiness] tells us whether people are leading lives they find satisfying and fulfilling. So information on the causes of happiness helps policy-makers to choose policy goals that serve the real needs of their people." Students today are the future of tomorrow's countries. The Mindfulness Foundation is supported by several research studies in believing that mindfulness education can give UK students and their educators the tools to access increased happiness and emotional well-being building a happier and healthier future for the world.
Solution: The main goal of the Mindfulness Foundation is to make mindfulness education part of the UK national curriculum by 2022. The Mindfulness Foundation paradigm is based off of the UN 2013 World Happiness Report, and the Foundation believes mindfulness education at an early age is the key to helping children succeed in their relationships, eventual careers, and lives. Mindfulness education is already being used in UK schools such as Tonbridge School with great success.
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What are the curriculum links for Mindfulness in Schools?
An example could be the 'Lesson Resources' from Parliament Education. Get the Houses in Order! - Curriculum links
Progression in Personal Development and Mutual Understanding: Key stage 2. Personal and Social Education Framework for 7 to 19-year-olds: Key stage 2.