The combination of traits that make us who we are. Social scientists studied universally recognised traits and categorised them into six classes of virtues with twenty-four character strengths. These character strengths serve as tools of measurement of 'good character' and having good character can lead to a happy life. According to studies, teaching individuals about character and helping them to develop their character strengths cultivates positive self-worth, promotes self-awareness and ultimately increases their happiness and satisfaction levels. It also enables them to know how to contribute to the world using their unique combination of strengths. Every individual has a different combination of character strengths making everyone a unique being. We may be born with certain strengths being more prominent than others, but the environments we live in and the families and friends we have also affect the development of our character strengths. We can grow in any, or all, our character strengths.
CHARACTER EDUCATION IS...
The "intentional attempt in schools to foster the development of students’ psychological characteristics that motivate and enable them to act in ethical, democratic, and socially effective and productive ways.” (Berkowitz, Althof & Bier, 2012, p. 72) In short, Character Education holds that education in general must start from the person of the child, and what is best for the child. It is a holistic approach in which both academic grades and the nurturing of character are equally important, and that the flourishing of both elements are intertwined. As the majority of a child's formative years will be spent in school, it is therefore crucial to foster a supportive and caring educational environment that will benefit the whole person of the child. A one-track focus on exams and studying skills may only prosper a child's intelligence and knowledge in the end. However, Character Education can instead provide the necessary framework for the child's optimum growth as a person of virtue with diverse character strengths. The child that receives and perceives the caring of teachers, an inclusive and interactive school culture, and the presence of good role models, is more likely to want to engage in school and therefore improve in his or her studies. For this to happen, the support of parents, teachers, and the general are needed if this environment is to be realized across the many schools . Character growth is ultimately a lifelong process. While the scope of Character Education may be formally limited to one's educational years, it is a beginning that seeks to equip a child to live out the rest of their lives as the best person that they could be. Whether from an individual or a communal perspective, the lessons derived from Character Education are therefore applicable and beneficial to all.
The choices an individual makes determines their future, and the purpose of developing good character is the ability to make good choices. Character allows us to flourish as individuals, and as a wider society. This is why the development of character, as well as achieving academic attainment, should be the purpose of education.
1- The Ten Principles of Character Education.
2- Explaining the Core of values and how to apply in schools.
3- How to evaluate the school.
4- Where and how do you start?
5- How We Can transform the school into a School Of Character
6- Graduation projects
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