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By Character Scotland - November, 3rd 2014

Talent Dynamics and how they can help empower the youth of today

Last week, Inspire Aspire’s very own Julie Thompson embarked on a two day course with Talent Dynamics. After passing the UK Flow Consultant Workshop, she is now prepared and qualified...

This week marks the start of Book Week Scotland - a week of celebrating books and reading from 24-30th November. With events ranging from special screenings of Paddington Bear to bookswaps in Aberdeen. We take a look at why reading is so important for the self-development of young people. 

Anti-Bullying Week

Written by | Friday, 14 November 2014

Anti-Bullying week starts this week (17th-24th November) and after reports emerged this year that victims of cyber-bullying had doubled in a year it is more important to raise awareness than ever. 

Is there Value in teaching Moral Values?

Written by | Tuesday, 11 November 2014

A recent article published online by the Practical Ethics blog from the University of Oxford entitled, “Is there value in teaching moral values?” explains a variety of challenges to Character Education and questions its feasibility.

Self-Regulation; how important is it?

Written by | Friday, 07 November 2014

What is self-regulation? It’s the character value that allows us to practice our virtue of temperance; it protects us from excess and allows us to act more disciplined, but how does it come in to play in our daily lives and how can we encourage more of it?

Elderly mentors help build character

Written by | Friday, 07 November 2014

A fantastic scheme steered by Strathclyde University’s School of Education has been pairing up underprivileged young people with elderly mentors in socially-disadvantaged areas of Glasgow, to help provide the support and confidence needed for these young people to take the next step in their education.

On the 4th November Policy Exchange held a debate with the motion, “Teaching Character Education in schools is a waste of time.” Fighting for the motion were Toby Young,  and Martin Robinson, whilst debating against the motion were Dr Anthony Seldon and James O’Shaughnessy.

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