After a hugely successful first run of the What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education online course the Jubilee Centre has delivered the course for a second time, attracting more than 4,600 registrations from learners across the world. Delivered in partnership with FutureLearn, the two courses combined have reached over 11,600 people interested in character education and virtue ethics and have generated extensive discussion about the caught/taught debate, whether character should be taught in schools, and how it should be taught. Altogether, more than 15,000 comments have been posted by learners on the course discussion boards demonstrating widespread engagement with the topic.
The course also provided an excellent taster course for anyone interested in further study in the area of character education, coinciding with the University of Birmingham's launch of a brand new MA in Character Education. You can find out more here.
What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education will re-run in February 2016; keep an eye out for registrations opening soon on our website.