Character matters. As more and more schools are choosing to teach Character Education, trainee and beginning teachers need to know more. What is Character Education? Can it really be ‘taught’? How does children's learning benefit from discussions around character in the classroom? How do I teach it? What does good teaching of Character Education look like in the classroom?

Character Matters

Character matters

In this chapter you will:

  • read about why character matters;
  • be introduced to character education;
  • read a brief history of character education in the UK;
  • be provided with an overview of the book.

Character Matters: The Elephant in the Interview Room…

Imagine this scenario…

You are on your way to achieving Qualified Teacher Status and you have managed to get an interview for your first teaching job in a primary school near where you live. You have done well in your training, your grades are good and you feel confident as you prepare for the interview. In the interview you demonstrate your knowledge of a range of topics including inclusion, safeguarding, attainment, behaviour, subject knowledge and progress – amongst others. You teach a good demonstration lesson. You ...

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