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Character, Culture and Values

Written by | Monday, 06 April 2015

'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.

Questions of Character - 27th Jan 2015

Written by | Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Questions of Character: supporting children and young people to flourish.

 

A discussion event brought to you in partnership by Character Scotland, SELMAS and the School of Education, University of Strathclyde.

 

Date and Venue

27th January 2015, 5pm-7pm

University of Strathclyde, Court Senate, Collins Building, 22 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ

 

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Values & Education Conference

Written by | Wednesday, 08 October 2014

What does an education system based on “values” and “character” look like? How do we enable good values-based learning? What resources can help us do this?

STEM Residential Camp

Written by | Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Character Scotland teamed up with SYHA Hostelling Scotland to support Liberton High School pupils on a residentual camp in October, 2014.  

Few youth issues are truly new. Challenges associated with employment, drug use or teenage pregnancy have been with us for ever. The question of young people’s sexual decision-making has too. However, there are brand new environmental elements in this question. Young people now grow up in the pornosphere, with immediate and largely uninhibited access to electronic means for participation in voyeuristic and virtual sexual engagement of all descriptions, and with highly fluid potential for internet-facilitated face to face sexual hook-ups. Since the 1960’s there has also been a collapse of any clear consensus about sexual ethics other than vague references to consent.

University of Stirling lecture & seminar

Written by | Wednesday, 06 August 2014

The purpose of this lecture and the following seminar will be to consider these questions alongside the broader question of the purposes of education.

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