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How can we make schools happier places? You tell us!


A happy learner is more likely to be a thriving one – better able to solve problems and apply critical thinking skills, more self-confident and likelier to form and foster positive relationships with others.

Happy learners require "happy schools", those that ensure the holistic development and well-being of students. But what factors determine whether schools are positive places that assist learners in developing their full potential?

That's what we want to find out from you via our "Happy Schools Survey". The survey is open to everyone, particularly students, education professionals as well as other members of the general public and comprises nine questions. Through these, we hope to learn from your experience  – what makes schools fun and enjoyable places for learners, what factors detract from this, as well as what can be done to ensure that all students feel more included.

The survey is part of UNESCO Bangkok's wider "Happy Schools" project.  It is our hope that we will not only brighten the learning environments of our young people, but also help to shift educational priorities in the region to better respond to the more holistic needs of learners in the 21st century and beyond.

The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and your feedback will in turn serve as a crucial input for UNESCO Bangkok as we draft a clear and concise framework for what a happy school is

Take the survey:

For more information, please contact:

Aliénor Salmon, Research Assistant, Education Policy and Reform Unit (EPR),

Antony Tam, Research Assistant, Education Policy and Reform Unit (EPR),