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  • Intellectual Humility: Recognizing the limitations of your knowledge

    By Tenelle Porter, Character Lab Why does intellectual humility matter? When you approach life with intellectual humility, you open your mind to learning. You are able to learn from opposing views and have more constructive discussions, even when you disagree. No matter how old you are, with intellectual...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Cinnabon Made Me Do It: Surprising Influences on Moral Behavior

    by Christian Miller, Merion West Suppose you are walking along in a shopping mall when suddenly someone approaches you to ask for help making change for a dollar. You gladly help—after all, it’s a small thing, and you have the change. Soon enough, you are on your way to the music store to buy some new...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Grant opportunity: Character Strength Interventions in Adolescents

    Baylor University Call for proposals Generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation, this grant aims to galvanize widespread scientific development of virtue interventions for adolescents across a diversity of contexts (e.g., athletic teams, religious organizations, youth community centers, online...
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  • WHAT DOES “CHARACTER” EVEN MEAN?

    by Christian B. Miller, Character.org Character exists and character matters. But what is character? And what constitutes a good character? I am a philosopher who has worked on the topic of character for over ten years. I have found that unless we clarify what we are talking about, we run the risk of...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Free online course in character education

    What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education Free online course with The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue! Explore important questions about character education and how it contributes to individual and societal flourishing. Why join the course? Character education is increasingly being talked...
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  • 'ON WISDOM' PODCAST: The foolish sage (with Eranda Jayawickreme)

    by Igor Grossmann and Charles Cassidy Click here to listen to Episode 5 Do 'wise people' even exist? Do we have 'wise characters' or is our behaviour more influenced by 'wise situations'? And if so, what kinds of situations best support wise behaviour? Eranda Jayawickreme joins...
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  • Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing releases short film

    The University of Oklahoma's Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing , founded and directed by moral philosopher Dr. Nancy Snow, recently released a short documentary film. The movie titled "Right behind the rain" explores the work done at the Institute to elicit change in Oklahoma...
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  • 80 percent of teachers say character education would improve school grades

    University of Birmingham 80 percent of teachers surveyed across the UK say that character education would improve school grades – according to findings in a new poll. The 450 practising teachers surveyed suggested that a greater focus on character education in schools would have a positive impact on...
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  • On Wisdom, Language, and Attention: An interview with Howard Nusbaum

    By Charles Cassidy, Evidence-Based Wisdom (EBW) Howard Nusbaum is Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and Director of The Center for Practical Wisdom. He is also the Director of The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Whilst Co-director of...
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  • Character education: teaching through subjects

    by Catherine Murray, Schools Week Dr Tom Harrison, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham What have you been working on? The Teaching Character Through Subjects publication and programme of activities – funded by one of 12 character grants handed out by the Department for...
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