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 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 • 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 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) • 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 • Creating a Values-based environment • Implementing a Values curriculum • Putting Values into action
LVEP and 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 TEACHINGUS 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 • 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 • 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?