In this article Rosemary Dewan, CEO of the Human Values Foundation, explains the importance of a values-based approach to the education of young citizens-in-the-making which draws out the best in them, laying the foundations for lifelong learning, uncovering their strengths and weaknesses, continuously leveraging their skills and knowledge so that they can maximise their potential, fully flourish and capitalise on their passions, interests, ambitions and talents to find a purpose in life, happiness and fulfilment. Click here for Why Fluency in Values Matters article by Rosemary Dewan
The Human Values Foundation is a leading supplier of practical teaching materials that help schools embed a progressively stimulating values-based culture. Since 1995 it has been providing transformative, holistic, cross-curricular programmes for ages 4 to 14. The carefully structured modules enrich behaviour management, integrating learning components such as Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development; Physical, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education; Citizenship; fundamental British values; and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL). Each lesson plan fosters a growth mindset and positive attitude, building young citizen’s confidence and self-esteem and a “fluency in values” that enhances all aspects of their personal development.
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This article was first presented as a talk at the recent GCGI / SES Joint Conference “Why Values Matter” at Waterperry House near Oxford from 31 August – 4 September 2016: