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Online Learning

The Jubilee Centre seeks to provides its audiences with as many different and engaging ways to interact with its work and resources as possible. Online Learning is a growing area of development in Higher Education, and one which the Centre seeks to actively engage with. Find out more about key Online Learning opportunities, including an MA in Character Education and short free online courses, below:

What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education

The Centre's free online course 'What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education' provides an introduction to not only the Centre's work, but also the wider debates in the field of character and character education. Running for two weeks, the course explores virtues and the role they play in helping both individuals and society flourish. Tapping into an increasing interest in character education and answering important questions such as, what is character and character education, why is it important and can it be taught?, the course draws on insights from leading experts at the Jubilee Centre, as well as hearing from practitioners with first-hand experience of the transformative power of implementing character education in day-to-day practices within a school. The course is delivered in partnership with the University of Birmingham and FutureLearn and anyone is eligible to sign up. Active participation is encouraged, with the FutureLearn platform providing message boards and discussion topics throughout the two-week course. 

You can view the course page and register your interest here.

Building Character through Youth Social Action

The Centre's free online course, entitled, ‘Building Character through Youth Social Action’ provides an opportunity to learn about the history of social action, and how youth social action can help build character in young people.  The activities young people do to help others and the environment is becoming increasingly recognised as a way to improve communities and develop young people’s characters. Educational institutions, businesses, voluntary organisations and governments are investing in social action to provide opportunities to young people of all backgrounds. On this course, which runs over two weeks, you will explore the historical and theoretical roots of youth social action, and learn how social action can be a journey for young people, helping them build their character and confidence.

This course is delivered in partnership with the University of Birmingham and FutureLearn and is open for anyone with an interest in youth work and working with young people. Active participation is encouraged, with the FutureLearn platform providing message boards and discussion topics throughout the two-week course.

For more information regarding the course, including future course dates, please view the course page and register your interest here.