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Character Scotland is an educational charity formed in 2009 by a group of academics, educationalists and local entrepreneurs. The Character Scotland Network is an informal group of organisations, professionals, practitioners and members of the public who are enthusiastic about personal development and dedicated to supporting the cultivation and recognition of character attributes in Scotland. The Character Scotland website is a central resource of news and information from the charity and the wider network on the subject of character and values.

 

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Character Scotland's 2014 Year in Review

Written by | Wednesday, 07 January 2015

The team at Character Scotland would like to wish all of our members, subscribers, followers and readers a very Happy New Year. To celebrate we would like to take you all on a trip down memory lane as we reminisce on 2014 which was a fantastic year for our organisation. We launched our revamped website, small grants scheme, membership initiative and inspire>aspire achieved record participation numbers both in Scotland and Internationally. Here are a few highlights from 2014 - the year that was! 

A reflective piece by Colin Mair, CEO of Improvement Service, following our event "Questions of Character" with SELMAS last month, you can find our short summary here.

At the end of last month Character Scotland and SELMAS held a discussion at the University of Strathclyde exploring "Questions of Character" with various educators and sectors. The event was put together with the thought that working with character and values is not so much about coming up with a set of answers but asking the right questions. Hence the title ‘Questions of Character’.

Following up from our Values & Education conference in 2014 which was held in partnership with Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC), Learning for Sustainability Scotland and Lifeworlds Learning, we have created youtube videos combining the powerpoint slides and audio from the Pecha Kuchas at the event. You can read our full summary of the Conference here.

 

Pecha Kuchas are a short presentations where speakers present with 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each totalling 6 minutes and 40 seconds. 

 

The videos themselves are captioned but they are seen here in the following order:

Bishopbriggs Academy Community Action Group

National Union of Students - James Robertson

Woodcraft Folk Scotland - Claire Ritchie

Real World Learning - Tom Deacon

Girl's Brigade - Hazel McCallum 

Reflections from a Qualifications Perspective
By Margaret Tierney and John Allan


*The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of members of SQA Policy team. Content published here is not read or approved by SQA before it is posted and does not necessarily represent the views and opinions of SQA.

Five Nations Network Conference

Written by | Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Last month our Chief Executive, David Lorimer, attended the Five Nations Network Conference. Here, he shares some of his insights from the day.

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