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Creating Contributory Citizens

of a Just & Harmonious Society

The future is neither unseen nor unknown. It is what we make of it. What work we do with our two hands today will shape the future of our nation. Our children’s tomorrow has to be created by us today.

His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Coronation Address, 7th November 2008

Druk Gyalpo’s Institute

About Us

The Druk Gyalpo’s Institute is a visionary initiative of His Majesty the King of Bhutan conceived as an enduring tribute to the unparalleled leadership and the rich legacy of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

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Druk Gyalpo’s Institute – Philosophy

Reflecting our collective aspirations to pursue our national vision of Gross National Happiness and to realize our national objective of achieving a vibrant democracy in a just and harmonious society.

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About Royal Charter

The Royal Charter was granted for the establishment of Druk Gyalpo’s Institute as a non-profit autonomous body on the Second Day of the Eight Month of the Female Iron Ox Year of the Bhutanese calendar corresponding to the Eighth Day of September, Two Thousand and Twenty One.

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Transitioning the Bhutan Baccalaureate

Transitioning the Bhutan Baccalaureate: A Report on the Transition Roadmap – February to July 2023

The Teacher Development Centre and the Education Research Centre of Druk Gyalpo’s Institute are leading the transition of the Bhutan Baccalaureate Learning Process. The transition process includes helping school leaders and teachers imbibe the Philosophical Underpinnings of the Bhutan Baccalaureate and the contextualisation and implementation of the Bhutan Baccalaureate Learning Process. In each school, this process […]

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Nature Retreat

At The Royal Academy, learners, both students and adults, participate in 2 Nature Retreats every year. Each Nature Retreat is an important learning experience that spans a period of 5 nights and 6 days each. The idea behind these retreats is manifold. The Nature Retreat helps learners appreciate the magnificence of the world we live […]

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Dzongkha Debate Competition among the 23 Bhutan Baccalaureate Schools

A Dzongkha Debate Competition was held among the 23 Bhutan Baccalaureate Schools. The competition was divided into two developmental stages: a Primary School Dzongkha Debate for students in Developmental Stage III (grades 4 to 6) and a Middle Secondary Dzongkha Debate for students in Stage V (grades 9 to 10). This report presents the details […]

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Bhutan Baccalaureate: The Learning Journey in 23 schools.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Education & Skills Development and Druk Gyalpo’s Institute was signed in 2021 to transition the Bhutan Baccalaureate to 22 schools. The Learning Process of the Bhutan Baccalaureate has been implemented in the classrooms of 23 Bhutan Baccalaureate schools, and opportunities have been created to enhance the engagement among the […]

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Spiritual Development Exchange Programmes

The Bhutan Baccalaureate sees education as a wholistic process that extends far beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge. The framework for the wholistic development of learners is based on the Five Areas of Development: Cerebral, Emotional, Physical, Social, and Spiritual. The Spiritual Area of Development relates to basic questions about the meaning and purpose of […]

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2023 Learning Frameworks of the 23 BB schools

The Learning Framework is the overarching framework that governs everything that takes place at a particular learning place or school. The Learning Framework of a school and the Bhutan Baccalaureate Learning Process are inextricably linked in terms of design and context. The development of a learning framework is determined by the learning process. The Learning […]

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Programmes on Physical Area of Development across the 23 schools

The Bhutan Baccalaureate sees education as a wholistic process that extends far beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge. The Bhutan Baccalaureate provides a framework for the wholistic development of learners based on the Five Areas of Development: Cerebral, Emotional, Physical, Social, and Spiritual. Physical Development is focused on motor development and physical health and well-being […]

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Conversation on the Emotional Area of Development

Engagements among the 23 Bhutan Baccalaureate Schools – Conversation on the Emotional Area of Development, organized by students of Drukjegang HSS and The Royal Academy. In 2023, the implementation of the contextualised Bhutan Baccalaureate Learning Process in the 23 schools will present unique challenges and opportunities for each school. Therefore, it is vital to create […]

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Bhutan Baccalaureate: The Learning Journey of the 23 Schools.

Bhutan Baccalaureate: The Learning Journey of the 23 schools. ‘A webinar hosted by the Druk Gyalpo’s Institute. The Bhutan Baccalaureate Learning Process was implemented in The Royal Academy in 2016 and continues to evolve based on the experiences and the needs of its learners. Currently, the Druk Gyalpo’s Institute is working toward transitioning the Bhutan […]

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About The Bhutan Baccalaureate

In order to develop constructive, contributory citizens of a just and harmonious society, the Bhutan Baccalaureate sees education as a holistic process that extends far beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge. It is a model of education that takes into account a more rounded and wholesome understanding of the learning process.

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ABOUT THE ROYAL ACADEMY

The Royal Academy is a co-educational, residential school under the Druk Gyalpo’s Institute and consists of students from grades 7 to 12. The School aims to create a student community that is balanced and diverse

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ABOUT THE EDUCATION RESEARCH CENTER

The Education Research Center undertakes research on education and learning in order to develop a curriculum as well as methodologies for training teachers for The Royal Academy.

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ABOUT THE TEACHER DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The Royal Academy is a co-educational, residential school under the Druk Gyalpo’s Institute and consists of students from grades 7 to 12. The School aims to create a student community that is balanced and diverse

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