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By Character Scotland - October, 13th 2014

Character Scotland Receive IIYP Accreditation

In exciting news, we are proud to announce that we are the first third sector organisation in Scotland to be awarded with the Investors in Young People (IIYP) accreditation. 

This article featured in The Conversation refers to the Australian curriculum review and it's removal of the four 'general capabilities' of personal and social capability, critical and creative thinking, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding. This asks the question, are thinking and creativity now considered irrelevant for education?

Phones and People

Written by | Monday, 13 October 2014

Cartoonist Ralph Underhill has provided the following comic depicting our disconnect from each other and how we no longer talk to strangers. 

2014 Global Trust Conference

Written by | Thursday, 09 October 2014

Inspire>Aspire Programme Manager Julie Thompson recently attended Talent Dynamics 'The Trust Conference'. Here are her reflections. 

Character and Youth Social Action

Written by | Monday, 06 October 2014

This consultation was arranged by Step Up to Serve and the Jubilee Centre . Step Up to Serve is an initiative convened by the Prince of Wales with support across the parties, from the voluntary sector and from business. It was launched in November 2013 with the aim of doubling the number of young people from 10 to 20 engaging in volunteering and youth social action by 2020.

Popularized by Angela Lee Duckworth’s excellent TED Talk in April 2013, “Grit” has become a red-hot buzzword in education today. However, is this a legitimate concept that teachers should start integrating into their educational zeitgeist or just another passing trend? Read full article here...

Scotland's first crowdfunded scholarship programme has been launched by the University of the Highlands and Islands to help address any barriers that exist and support talented individuals in the region. Read more here...

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