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On the Subject of Values ... and the Value of Subjects: New thinking to guide schools through the curriculum

On the Subject of Values ... and the Value of Subjects: New thinking to guide schools through the curriculum

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Drawing on the views and inspired teaching practice of a range of contributors, this book offers both the theoretical underpinning and practical examples to bring values to life in the classroom. It shows how each subject has a unique and valuable role, and how a values-based culture generates a powerful climate for successful learning in every subject discipline.

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Education is a values-based experience. Consciously or not, we are highly attuned to one another's values. We see, time and again, that the 'best' schools are compelled and propelled by strong values which inspire and guide the creation of a meaningful context for learning and an aspirational ethos.

However, values can often be submerged, overlooked, or ignored. By infusing our teaching with values, both explicit and implicit, learning can serve a greater purpose, nourishing us as humans and deepening our experience.

Drawing on the views and inspired teaching practice of a range of contributors, this book offers both the theoretical underpinning and practical examples to bring values to life in the classroom. It shows how each subject has a unique and valuable role, and how a values-based culture generates a powerful climate for successful learning in every subject discipline.

It is a 'bedside book' that will bring joy and practical support to the many professionals who work from the heart and wish to touch the future. It offers validation to those teachers who deeply care about the subject disciplines they teach, ultimately making a difference to children, their lives, and their world.

In our current educational context, this work is unashamedly people-orientated, futures-thinking, and forward-facing.

About the Editors

Values have inspired Bridget throughout her career in education. Her background and experience includes a number of headships, national advisory and improvement work in a range of sectors, and curriculum development. She is currently the teaching head of a primary school and CEO of Values-based Education.

Bridget has edited On the Subject of Values together with writer and consultant Mark Chater; the founder of the International Values-based Trust, Neil Hawkes; and educationalist and author, Mick Waters.

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Author Bridget Knight (editor)
ISBN 9781915261298
No of pages 292
Format Paperback
Publication Date 7 Nov 2022

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