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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...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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  • The virtue gap in humor: Exploring benevolent and corrective humor (2016)

    Abstract: The recent emergence of positive psychology gave rise to the idea to conceptualize humor from a “good character” perspective. Present constructs, however, show a “virtue gap,” and the two concepts of benevolent and corrective humor were developed to fill this gap. The former describes a humorous...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Sailing the “Seven C’s” of Leadership (2016)

    Abstract: Nurses are increasingly being called upon to lead changes within health care. How do nurses and, in particular, school nurses become leaders? School nurses lead daily in their work but often do not recognize themselves as leaders. The “Five C’s of Leadership”—character, commitment, connectedness...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Poetic Ethics in Proverbs: Wisdom Literature and the Shaping of the Moral Self (2015)

    Excerpt: From its opening words, the book of Proverbs presents itself as a manual of instruction for the sudent to acquire the neccessary discipline and virtues to follow the wise course (I:2-7). Proverns speaks in the language of character. It offers various models to the students, some to be emulated...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Ten Myths About Character, Virtue and Virtue Education – Plus Three Well-Founded Misgivings (2013)

    This 2013 article by our scholar Kristján Kristjánsson has become to first in the British Journal of Educational Studies‘ history to exceed 10,000 downloads! Abstract: Initiatives to cultivate character and virtue in moral education at school continue to provoke sceptical responses. Most of those echo...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Arts of the Wise Leader (2007)

    Self-published book based on the retreat of the same name I have l;ed for over 15 years. The central hypothesis of the book is that the theory and practice of leadership is better positioned within the larger topic of wisdom than the dominant managerial and psychological paradigms. A sample chapter of...
    (My publication) Posted by: Mark
  • Measuring the Character Strength of Wisdom (2007)

    This study examined the psychosocial correlates and psychometric properties of the Self-Assessed Wisdom Scale (SAWS) (Webster, 2003 a). Seventy-three men and 98 women ranging in age from 17-92 years (Mean age = 42.77) completed an expanded, 40-item version of the SAWS, the Loyola Generativity Scale,...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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