Monday, 8 February 2016

A Question Of Character

"The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues... 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."
 In the documentary A Question of Character it is admitted that the UK has lost its moral compass.

 Thankfully, character can be taught, they believe, although they never explain how the UK lost its moral compass in the first place which has got to be a huge part of the story, surely.

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

The Centre is a research centre based in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham.
"Our vision for the Centre is not simply to research past and present attitudes to character and virtues, but shape the future attitudes and behaviours of the British people. We aim to enable British people to explore their character and virtues and, if and where required, transform them. It is as such that our prime goal is not theoretical, but practical. We intend to undertake the work with a firm belief that our programme of inter-related initiatives will make a positive transformative difference to the moral life and learning of British people. It is our belief that only by undertaking the highest possible quality research work can we serve to promote and reinforce an understanding and appreciation of moral ideals." - See more at:
That is quite a vision. Here`s more:
"Schools should aim to develop confident and compassionate students who are effective contributors to society, successful learners and responsible citizens."
Wait a minute:

Curriculum for Excellence aims to enable each child or young person to be a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen and an effective contributor.


Since the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues only began in 2012, I guess Scotland is still a world leader eh ?

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