This EdNet Forum took place on Thursday, June 15th, 7:30-9:00am PDT
The Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion (DLCC) is a secular organisation under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Since 2014 we have sought to create a kinder society and promote individual flourishing by advancing knowledge of compassion and giving people access to compassion-based learning. Our compassion education projects enhance children's and young people's well-being by providing a research-based, secular approach to social & emotional skills, ethics, and compassion.Our two compassion education projects, Compassion Matters and SEE Learning UK, include support for children, young people and educators to develop critical social and emotional skills to support their personal development, academic skills and community flourishing. This forum will explore the evidence base for compassion-focused approaches, current challenges and opportunities and future directions in education.
Jimi Slattery is Executive Director at The Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion and runs the organisation's education project, SEE Learning UK. Jimi is currently training to be a psychotherapist and is supporting the teaching of compassion, secular ethics, and social-emotional learning. Before joining the DLCC, Jimi worked in international development education, was an educational researcher and was Head of Widening Participation at the University of Oxford. He has ten years of experience teaching mindfulness to children, implementing social-emotional learning projects and researching the impact on wellbeing, personal development and attainment.