Why Compassion Matters?
The Compassion Matters project was launched by the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion to address several urgent issues and challenges in society by
- Placing positive values at the heart of individuals, schools, commerce, politics and wider society by enabling children to understand compassion and its related values from an early age.
- Developing high-quality learning materials that are available to all regardless of means.
- Helping children develop social-emotional learning skills through engaging with ethics and values in an academic and action based format.
- Contributing to the improvements of children’s mental health and well-being at a time when increasing numbers of children are presenting mental health conditions.
- Supporting children to develop tangible and transferable academic skills that enhance their learning in and out of the classroom.
On average social-emotional learning (SEL) interventions, including the teaching of ethics and values, have an identifiable and valuable impact on attitudes to learning and social relationships in school. In the UK, high-profile research has been undertaken by the Education Endowment Foundation on behalf of the Department for Education since 2011. On average, SEL interventions have an identifiable and valuable impact on attitudes to learning and social relationships in school. They also have an overall average effect of four months’ additional progress on attainment. In 2017, the collaborative association for social-emotional learning (CASEL) carried out a meta-analysis shows evidence of SEL’s long-lasting impact. A 2011 study found 11-percentile-point academic gains.
Sample our first module
We are delighted to share our first module to interested schools, organisations and individuals.
Compassion in Education
Find out more about the foundation of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion and His Holiness' mission to see compassion and related values taught in every school.