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By Character Scotland - October, 27th 2014

Character Education for a Challenging Century

Character Scotland Executive Officer Gary Walsh last week attended the Global Conference on Character Education in Geneva, Switzerland with Dr John Allan of SQA. 

Dancing helps develop character

Written by | Wednesday, 29 October 2014

According to psychologists, dance can not only help improve our mood and fitness, it can aid creativity and make us feel more alive. Read more about this character developing activity here... 

Children would rather be playing outdoors than watching television, but parents' concerns keep them indoors, a survey suggests. The study concludes: "Parents need to be provided with the tools and confidence to allow their children more freedom to play outside, or the next generation of children will become even more housebound than the current one. Full article here...

This blog piece discusses motivations for success within education, focussing specifically on intrinsic vs extrinsic motivators.  

 

 

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. 

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