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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 begins with the collection of the backstory of the school as well as the backstory of individual faculty members. Using the backstories, the faculties are taken through a process of internalising the Five Areas of Development: Cerebral, Emotional, Physical, Social, and Spiritual as adult individuals before slowly transitioning into their role as teachers. The backstories of the students, alumni, and community are used to contextualise and implement the Learning Process in the school.

The Transition Roadmap is designed by Druk Gyalpo’s Institute in collaboration with the Department of School Education, MoESD, the Principals of 22 schools and the Dzongkhag/Thromde Education Officers. The Roadmap includes a set of 18 indicators of success to ensure that the plans in the Roadmap are successfully implemented. This report provides an update on the progress made in each of the indicators of success from February to July 2023. The report will be used to review and update the plans in the Transition Roadmap from August to December 2023.