Educating for Sustainable Happiness Symposium

Venue: Cushing Academy

Location: Ashburnham, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 09, 2012 End Date/Time: Aug 12, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 06, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2012
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Educating For Sustainable Happiness
A Symposium on Exploring Values, Crossing Cultures, Using Technology, and Forging Global Partnerships in Support of a 21st Century Education
With a special focus on the Kingdom of Bhutan

August 9 -12th, 2012 Ashburnham, Massachusetts

The Bhutan Canada Foundation and Cushing Academy will host a symposium to explore the question, “What does education in the 21st century look like?” In particular, what are the ideas, best practices, and pedagogy that will most effectively lead to the development of sustainable happiness amongst students? Through collaboration, discussions, current issue debate, and the presentation of case studies we aim to focus on four key areas: Values, Identity & Leadership; Experiential Education & Cross Cultural Learning Expeditions; Global Partnerships in Education; Technology as an Essential Instructional Tool.

Keynote speakers include:

•Patrick Bassett, President, National Association of Independent Schools
•Ron Canuel, CEO Canadian Education Association
•Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
•James Tracy, Headmaster, Cushing Academy
•Tony Wagner, Author of “Creating Innovators”

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Additional Information

The symposium registration fee of $200 includes access to all four days of the symposium, meals, and airport transfers from Boston Logan airport. Accommodation is available on Cushing Academy's campus or at a nearby hotel.