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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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 in Scotland, designed to explore and build on the continuing global shift towards character and values-based education.
Registration for the 'Character, Culture and Values' conference has been gaining momentum over the past few weeks with over 150 delegates and contributors now set to attend the two-day event. For those who have not yet registered, there is still time! The registration deadline for the conference is Friday May 22nd.
'Character, Culture and Values' is an international conference to be hosted by Character Scotland and partners in Glasgow on 15th and 16th June 2015. It will be the first event of its kind in Scotland, designed to explore and build on the continuing global shift towards character and values-based education.
There are many 'Questions of Character' to explore during this event: How do we learn to be human, and why is this important? How do we empower people and communities to make the most of their strengths and values? What are the roles of young people, parents, schools, youth groups and employers in doing so, and how are their roles connected? Can these questions help to create a more inclusive, just, sustainable and compassionate world?
This conference aims to provide a platform for wide-ranging and creative discussions focussing on how we can best support young people to deal with the complexities of life, learning and work in the 21st Century. Those in attendance during the event will unpick the concept of character and values education and the idea that all of us have a role to play in working out 'who we are' and 'who we become'.
This conference presents an opportunity for supporters of children and young people, educators, parents, employers and young people themselves to learn, connect and be inspired to find that common ground.
Find out more and how to register here.
"The Scottish Youth Parliament must be getting a lot of what they do absolutely right if the work results in such positive and respectful relationships."
Supporting the development of character and values is a responsibility shared by all: parents, young people, teachers, youth workers, employers and communities. On 15th & 16th June, Glasgow will host a dedicated conference on character, culture and values and bring a diverse group of people together to learn from each other, connect on these issues and be inspired to take action.