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By Character Scotland - September, 5th 2014

Scottish Learning Festival 2014

Last week, Character Scotland had the pleasure of exhibiting at The Scottish Learning Festival in the SECC, Glasgow. It was a whirlwind two-day event with over 4000 delegates attending the...

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...

Academy offers a better life for everyone

Written by | Tuesday, 30 September 2014

As one of the largest further education providers in Scotland, one of Edinburgh College's crucial roles is offering people from all backgrounds a route to a better life. Find out how the College is achieving this here... 

Good schools need to couple firm discipline with a very strong emphasis on values and the development of good character. All students need to be taught the difference between good and bad, the importance of punctuality, respect for peers and adults, and the importance of kindness and consideration. Read more here...

All schools should ensure children are given character-building activities as well as a core academic curriculum, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will say today. She will announce a £5million fund to help state schools offer debating competitions, sports coaching, theatre productions and musical instrument tuition. Read more here... 



Why girls are better than boys at school

Written by | Monday, 22 September 2014

As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher grades than boys. Not just in the United States, but across the globe, in countries as far afield as Norway and Hong Kong. Full article here... 

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