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By Sarah Virgo - December, 2nd 2015

Inspire Aspire: GCIM Launch

Character Scotland recently visited Craigie High School in Dundee to deliver a session on the new Inspire Aspire: Global Citizens in the Making programme to around 130 staff and pupils.

Learning to be Employable

Written by | Wednesday, 20 April 2016

A major UK report on employability published by City and Guilds has highlighted the significant role of 'character' in shaping young people's life chances. 'Learning to be Employable: Practical Lessons from research into developing character' brings together the latest research about character and employability. The report proposes a set of 'habits of mind' for employability along with a core set of transferable skills.

Inspire Aspire Research Findings

Written by | Tuesday, 02 February 2016

During January, lead researchers from Montclair State University visited Character Scotland to present their findings from the mixed-methods evaluation pilot of Inspire Aspire with 5 Scottish schools.

Jubilee Centre Annual Conference

Written by | Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues held their 4th annual conference entitled 'Cultivating Virtues: Interdisciplinary Approaches' at Oriel College, Oxford on January 7–9, 2016. The conference welcomed 120 delegates from all over the world. You can view a full report from the conference on the Jubilee Centre's website. Character Scotland Chief Consultant David Lorimer attended and has penned his reflections of the event. 

A Question of Character

Written by | Wednesday, 02 December 2015

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues has commissioned the production of a documentary exploring the place of character and virtues in the education of young people today, and in society at large.

Annual SELMAS Conference

Written by | Tuesday, 27 October 2015

SELMAS is an independent organisation, run by a committee of interested individuals from a wide range of educational backgrounds and experience. Through their annual conference and other leadership events, they offer opportunities for challenging, open, tolerant professional discussion on educational leadership issues with colleagues. 

How to Develop Character

Written by | Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The development of character has been at the centre of the Outward Bound Trust's core purpose for decades according to Scottish Director Martin Davidson. 

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