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By Alex Gregg - June, 23rd 2015

Character, Culture and Values Summary

On Monday 15th - Tuesday 16th June, 2015, Character Scotland welcomed over 200 delegates to the University of Glasgow to discuss ‘Character, Culture and Values’, the first event of its kind...

Whilst resilience is a key character trait to be built for all children, some children are more likely to need to execute this essential skill than others, particularly those from military families; but now a new tool will hope to make it easier for teachers to identify those that may need extra support.

Research from the University of Edinburgh has found that Scottish pupils come out fighting in comparison to other UK pupils when it comes to political engagement.

Barrett Values Centre

Written by | Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The brand new Barrett Values Centre website is now up. 

Colette Reilly, founder of Signature Strength, writes about her time at our recent Conference on 'Character, Culture and Values.' 

Empathy is in the Eyes of the Beholder

Written by | Monday, 22 June 2015

They say the eyes are the window into our souls, and one professor, Simon Baron-Cohen believes you can test how empathetic you are by guessing the emotion a person is feeling by looking at their eyes.

Waka Waka Waka; most of us think of Elmo, the Cookie Monster or perhaps counting to 10 with Count Dracula when we think of the popular American show, 'Sesame Street,' but now research has found that it's educational impact is actually similar to early years in school.

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