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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.

The Genius Hour

Written by | Tuesday, 14 April 2015

What do you do when you’re procrastinating? What do you wish you were doing when you’re at school, work or studying? What if you had time to pursue these things during your normal working days? Would that make you more productive and happy?

We all cringe a little bit at dad-jokes, and I'm sure every school had at least one teacher who always made witty comments and used so-terrible-it's-funny puns in their classes, but does humour in the classroom help?

An article by Hilary Wilce asks: will character education be another "educational bandwagon" to jump on? Or Will the conversation surrounding character be here to stay?

Design Your Life

Written by | Tuesday, 07 April 2015

With the extraction of religion from most universities in the modern world and a focus more so than ever on careers, money and good academic grades where is the space for students to answer the big questions, to think about their alternative paths and to solve the world’s problems?

"Aristotle noted 2000 years ago that all adults impact the character of youth, whether they intend it or not."

Educational Inequality - Closing the Gap

Written by | Wednesday, 08 April 2015

There has recently been a large scale focus in Scotland, backed by a political priority, to raise school attainment and work towards closing the gap between richer and poorer young people in education. 

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