Higher Ed: Happiness 101?

Mar 8, 2015

History, Biology, English, Calculus. Those are some of the more traditional subjects taught in classrooms.

But what if happiness were taught in school?

In this week's episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss teaching happiness in school. What would that look like in a classroom? And if it could be taught, should it be taught?

This week, Ed and Jennifer discuss the intriguing idea of teaching happiness in the classroom. Not as a separate subject, but as part of just about all subjects students already study. What does happiness even mean? While they contemplate some pretty lofty concepts, Ed and Jennifer also bring the discussion back down to earth with the solution to last week's math puzzler. Listen on to see how your calculation matches up with the solution.

This episode was taped on February 23, 2015.