1st Edition

The Values Education Resource File A Practical Kit for Exploring the things that Matter

By Ray Baxter Copyright 2012
    142 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The Values Education Resource File is a highly practical kit, developed with schools for schools, to provide you with a straightforward way of thinking about the things that matter to you and your young people.

    It includes everything you need to help children and young adults understand and articulate the values that matter to them - to enable personal change, better conflict management, and prepare them for the future. It provides guidance on how values can be introduced across the curriculum, on working meaningfully with parents and other external stake holders, and ideas for staff induction, professional development, and organisational change initiatives.

    Your practical kit includes:

    • Ten step-by-step Values Education workshops with extension activities
    • 45 values cards for you to use in sessions
    • A detailed, stimulating value biography for every value
    • Photocopiable activity sheets to support sessions

    Developed by an experienced teacher and expert trainer who facilitates values education workshops in education settings, The Values Education Resource File is a tried-and-tested resource suitable for a wide range of education professionals.

    Teachers, youth workers, extended services co-ordinators, transition managers, career guidance professionals, those working in pupil referral units, pastoral teams, and those delivering behaviour management programmes, will find this kit offers sensible, thought-provoking and highly usable guidance and ideas.

    Part 1 Introducing values education 1.1 About this handbook 1.2 How we learn about values 1.3 Creating a school with positive values 1.4 Values based approaches for positive change 1.5 School dilemmas Part 2 Lesson Plans: A practical kit for exploring the things that matter 2.1 The Values Sessions: i. Know your values ii. Values and positive choices iii. Values and behaviours iv. Supporting personal change v. Team values vi. Putting values into practice vii. Pass it on viii. Human rights ix. The school vision x. Staff induction 2.2 Activity Sheets: Photocopiable resources to support your Values Sessions 2.3 Values Biographies 2.4 The Values Cards


    Ray Baxter is an experienced teacher and educational consultant, Turning Tides, UK

    Praise from education professionals who have used The Values Education Resource File...

    ‘This resource has helped our school to develop many practical ideas...and the passion and motivation to do so. An excellent resource - we can’t wait to get started.’ - Citizenship Coordinator

    ‘This resource has been extremely successful for a series of youth-led social action projects. Supporting young people to explore values is particularly timely...it provides an opportunity to strengthen links between young people and the local (and even global) community in which they live. It provides young people with an opportunity to demonstrate their passion for - and commitment to - a society based on respect and equality.’ - Volunteer Centre Manager

    ‘Enlightening and passionate – a most underrated and unexplored area of education.’ Extended Services Coordinator

    ‘Inspired ideas...very helpful both personally and professionally.’ – Secondary school teacher