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This section of the website details some of the research happening in Scotland and further afield and introduces the pioneering academics conducting the studies. Academic and scientific interest in character is rapidly growing and this area of our site is designed to give an overview of what the studies are saying.


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Collaborative Research

 

Learn about the research projects that Character Scotland is collaborating on

Give Thanks, Give Back

Written by | Monday, 06 April 2015

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have produced a new documentary film and project exploring the virtue of gratitude.

What Makes a Good Teacher?

Written by | Monday, 31 August 2015

‘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. 

The Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues and Step Up to Serve have collaborated in this new research report on the link between character, virtues and youth social action. 

Character Scotland have been working with Montclair State University researching the impact and effectiveness of the inspire>aspire programme on participants. The research aims to gain perspective on how teachers and pupils feel about the programme which will help improve the current project and value its success.

Whilst humility is already well established as a desirable virtue and character trait, but new research on the identification of virtues in everyday life has discovered a new concept, 'intellectual humility' which combines humility, intelligence and respect. 

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