We are delighted to offer the free downloads on this page, which will inspire you to recognise that the Philosophy of Valuing is transformational. We have included important research evidence from large scale studies of Australian schools.
Bridget Knight's article demonstrates the success of Values-based Education, whilst Neil's is a must for those of you who are setting up a Values-based School or setting.
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If you want evidence of the success of a values-based approach to teaching and learning then download this article from Bridget Knight who has inspired Herefordshire schools to become values-based.Download this file
Now Neil Hawkes and the International Values Education Trust bring you a completely revised and up to date issue of “The Values Education Folder”. It provides insight and all the information needed to establish an effective Values Education programme in your school.Download this file
An article written by Terry Lovat and Neil Hawkes exploring research evidence that points to the distinctive contribution of values education to student wellbeingDownload this file
The research describes how values-based schools give increasing curriculum and teaching emphasis to Values Education. As a consequence students become more academically diligent, the school assumes a calmer, more peaceful ambience, better student-teacher relationships.Download this file
My experience, as a former Headteacher of West Kidlington School in the UK, is that when a school seriously develops the moral and spiritual aspects of the curriculum (that is, those that positively contribute to the inner world of thoughts, feelings and emotions of the teacher and the pupil)..Download this file