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UNESCO International Values Education Project. Terry Lovat The University of Newcastle. Learning to Live Together and Learning to Be: A Values Education Approach to Enhance the Personal and Social Development that Leads to Sustainability (A UniTwin project). Research Sites.

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Unesco international values education project

UNESCO International Values Education Project

Terry Lovat

The University of Newcastle


Learning to Live Together and Learning to Be: A Values Education Approach to Enhance the Personal and Social Development that Leads to Sustainability (A UniTwin project)


Research sites
Research Sites Education Approach to Enhance the Personal and Social Development that Leads to Sustainability

  • University of Johannesburg, SA (Lead Site)

  • University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  • Universidad Maior, Chile

  • Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Colombia

  • The Institute of Psychology, Hanoi, Vietnam

  • The University of Newcastle, Australia

    • Plus sites in Oxford, Cambridge and Ghana


Principal objective
Principal Objective Education Approach to Enhance the Personal and Social Development that Leads to Sustainability

To research the effects of Values Education implementation - with specific reference to the UNESCO sponsored Living Values: An Educational Program (LVEP) on the personal and social development of students, teacher-student interactions, the educational site community, and academic achievement - in several developed and developing countries around the world.


Potential relationship with dest values education program vep
Potential Relationship with DEST Values Education Program (VEP)

  • Interested in Values Education internationally as it is rolling out in different places

  • VEP has potential to inform international developments

  • In turn, UNESCO sponsorship has potential to strengthen the cause of VEP

  • What role for the UNESCO program, LVEP?


Features of lvep
Features of LVEP (VEP)

  • Creating a Values-based environment

  • Implementing a Values curriculum

  • Putting Values into action


Lvep and vep
LVEP and VEP (VEP)

Adelaide Declaration (1999) on National Schooling Goals for 21CSchooling provides a foundation for young Australians' intellectual, physical, social, moral, spiritual and aesthetic development.

Values Education Study (2003)

Values education is … an explicit goal … aimed at promoting care, respect and cooperation.

National Framework (2005)

Values Education reflects good practice pedagogy/ quality teaching


Values education and quality teaching us learning task force 1994
VALUES EDUCATION and QUALITY TEACHING (VEP)US Learning Task Force 1994

Development of Whole Person:

  • Intellectual Depth

  • Communicative Capacity

  • Empathic Character

  • Reflective Powers

  • Self-management

  • Self-knowing

  • Integrity


Holistic role for teachers and school agency
Holistic role for teachers and school agency (VEP)

  • ACER

    Student satisfaction

  • Rowe

    Linking achievement with teacher trust & care

  • Bryk

    Relational trust as an organizational property

  • Dewey

    Reflectivity, inquiry and capacity for moral judgment


Unesco and dest
UNESCO and DEST (VEP)

  • Both pursuing a theme of the wider agendas for teacher and school roles:

    • Whole development

    • Fortified intellectual development

    • Personal and moral development

    • Development of citizenship

  • Issue for systems and teacher education is in preparing, inducting and supporting teachers and schools for these wider roles?


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