The benefits of Values-based Education (VbE)

Values-based Education (VbE) is an umbrella term for a research-based influential, transformational educational philosophy and its practices, initially developed by Dr Neil Hawkes and now part of a global movement.

VbE gives pupils an academic, social and personal moral compass to nourish themselves so that they develop positive life-enhancing character traits.  The outcomes of VbE include: quality schools, positive ethos and school culture; happy, motivated staff and pupils, a high level of wellbeing and resilience, which all contribute to a new story of human sustainability and prosperity. 

Benefits of VbE include:

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Improves academic diligence. Empowers pupils to
concentrate, work together andget the most from their learning.
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well-educated pupils.
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High degree of
relational trust
between
staff and pupils.
Good relationship with self and others, with the capacities to take the lid off their potential. Well-adjusted
contributing
members of
society.  
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Positive school
culture and
ethos
that empowers
harmony,
enabling each
person to
flourish.  
Each pupil discovers their authentic
self; is empowered by an
understanding of a
universal narrative
based on positive
human values.
Pupils have an
altruistic,
compassionate
attitude to
others
and contribute
to the
sustainability of our
world.

The VbE method:

Each school setting understands the need to underpin all aspects of its culture, curriculum and life on a deep understanding of an ethical vocabulary, based on a community agreed set of positive human values, such as respect, love, tolerance, trust, justice and empathy. Such a vocabulary develops ethical intelligence and empowers pupils to live their lives using a new universal narrative that embraces all people. The school creates the VbE culture by introducing the seven principles of VbE simultaneously: Modelling; Inner curriculum; Reflection; Atmosphere; Curriculum; Leadership and Ethical vocabulary.

For more information about the powerful effects and benefits of VbE visit www.valuesbasededucation.com