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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:52

Learning to be Employable

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.

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:45

Inspire Aspire Research Findings

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.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 09:35

A Question of Character

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.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 10:00

Annual SELMAS Conference

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. 

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 09:03

How to Develop Character

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. 

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:03

Pathway Project: A Call for Evidence

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUBMISSION FORM

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 30th NOVEMBER 2015


Building on momentum

Character Scotland is funding a Pathway Project to build on the momentum gained by the recent conference. The purpose of the Pathway Project is to investigate the creation of a continuing forum for exploring and invigorating the broad and holistic purposes of education in Scotland, especially in terms of wellbeing, relationships, learning, empowerment and quality of life. The vision is for this to be a forum for dialogue, activity, learning, reflection and research that recognises children and young people as leaders and key agents of change in education and learning.

 

How can I get involved?

The project is calling on practitioners all over Scotland to contribute to this work by submitting evidence of relevant activity and practice. We are looking for evidence from a wide variety of organisations including nurseries, schools, youth groups, charities, community groups, colleges and universities. You can help by submitting evidence yourself or suggesting it to colleagues.


The purpose is to collate existing practices in Scotland that aim to have a positive impact on the broad and holistic development of children and young people and those who support them. We want to know about the activities and practices that are designed to support the development of the whole person (personal attributes and attitudes), AND the environments, structures and social conditions that nurture and sustain those developments.

 

What happens next?

The information gathered will be presented as part of an initial report to be launched in January 2016. This report, along with further dialogue and consultation, will inform the next steps of this work. It is also hoped that the launch of the report will assist future developments in policy and practice and will lead to support for further investigations and activities in this domain. The findings and evidence collated by the Pathway Project will be shared widely, including with Scottish Government and policy makers.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUBMISSION FORM

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 30th NOVEMBER 2015

Please contact gary.walsh@character-scotland.org.uk if you would like to discuss the project, make any suggestions or receive some more information.

Monday, 31 August 2015 10:14

What Makes a Good Teacher?

‘What makes a good Teacher?’ is a collaboration between The Gordon Cook Foundation and Character Education Scotland. The project aim is to provide some insight into what today’s secondary school pupils believe to be the most important qualities and behaviours in their Teachers. 

A study using the Philosophy for Children programme in primary schools has found that teaching basic philosophical thinking can help improve progress and results in maths and reading. 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 11:39

Learning the Language of Music

We already know the immense benefits of music for children's learning, character and mental health and now further research has focused on the benefits that musical training brings to literacy and speech skills. 

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