The benefits of Values-based Education – useful summary

The Croft Primary School, Swindon.UK.

Values-based Education (VbE) gives learners an ethical compass, which nurtures their capacity for authentic self-leadership that develops life-enhancing character traits.  The outcomes of VbE include: quality education, positive school culture; happy, self-led staff and children, a high level of wellbeing and resilience, which all contribute to a new story of human sustainability and flourishing. 

Benefits of VbE include:

  School Learner Society
Academic Improves academic diligence. Empowers a learner to have a meaning and purpose, be motivated and self-disciplined, getting the most from their learning. Produces well-educated learners.
Social High degree of relational trust between staff and learners.  Good relationship with self and others, with the capacities to take the lid off their potential. Well-adjusted contributing members of society.  
Ethical Positive school culture and ethos that empowers harmony, enabling each person to flourish.   Each learner l discovers their authentic self, learning to be self-led; is empowered by an understanding of a universal narrative based on positive human values. Learners live their values. They have an altruistic, compassionate attitude to others and contribute to the good of society and the flourishing of our world.

The VbE method:

Each school setting understands the need to underpin all aspects of its culture, curriculum and life with 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, empowering learners to live their lives using a new universal narrative. 

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