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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?

What is Character Education?
What is character education?
What is Character Education?

Before we can consider what character education is, it is important first to establish what is meant by the term ‘character’. Character is a contested term and has been variously defined. The word is often used synonymously with other terms including:

  • Non-cognitive skills: a term that is strongly associated with the work of Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman. Heckman and Kautz (2013) analysed large data sets to ...
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