NewsWise in Primary Education: News Literacy and Civic Engagement

Project Funder: The Nuffield Foundation Project Overview This project was an investigation of news literacy and civic engagement in 9-11-year-olds in the UK. It also included an evaluation of the impact of NewsWise, a news and digital literacy programme. This project was undertaken in collaboration with NewsWise, The Guardian Foundation, the National Literacy Trust and […]

The Good Teacher

The Good Teacher: Understanding Virtues in Practice

Project Overview The Good Teacher report was launched by The Right Honourable The Baroness Morris of Yardley on Friday 27th February 2015 at the City of Birmingham Council House. This report describes research that focused on virtues and character in teaching.  The research explored the virtues that the good teacher might need and the role […]

Virtues in Career Decision Making

Project Overview Building Your Best Life: A Workbook for Character and Career Development Foreword written by Prof AC Grayling, and Afterword by National Careers Service, West Midlands. In this workbook, you will embark on a journey of self-discovery and career exploration, using your character strengths as your guide. The workbook is free for anyone to […]

Virtuous Medical Practice

Project Overview The Virtuous Medical Practice research report was launched by Professor David Haslam, Chairman of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, on Wednesday 14th January 2015, at the Royal College of General Practitioners. This project investigated the place of character and virtues, training and professional practice in medicine in the UK. The project aimed […]

Virtuous Character for the Practice of Law

Virtuous Character for the Practice of Law

Project Overview The Virtuous Character for the Practice of Law research report was launched by Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, on Tuesday 25th November 2014, at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. The project was designed to deepen understanding of the place of virtues and values in initial education, training and subsequent professional practice […]

Soldiers of Character

Project Overview The Soldiers of Character research report was published on 3rd October 2018 and launched at the Royal United Services Institute, London. Complementing work by the Jubilee Centre about virtues in professional practice and public service, this report presents the findings of a rare empirical study of over 240 junior British Army officers from twelve branches […]

Virtue, Practical Wisdom & Professional Education

Project Overview The Virtue, Practical Wisdom and Professional Education research report was published on 8th December 2017. The report describes the methods employed in developing, implementing, and piloting a new online intervention, entitled Character in the Professions, which was designed to introduce the concepts of character, virtue, and practical wisdom (phronesis) to student lawyers, doctors, and teachers, to […]

Integrating Practical Wisdom

Project Overview The Integrating Practical Wisdom in the Professions project re-examined the wealth of data collected by previous Jubilee Centre research into the role of character and virtue in pre- and in-service professional practice and sought to make new recommendations which build upon those set out in previous reports, as well as collect new data. Bringing together the existing […]

Virtuous Medical Practice

Virtuous Medical Practice

Project Overview The Virtuous Medical Practice research report was launched by Professor David Haslam, Chairman of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, on Wednesday 14th January 2015, at the Royal College of General Practitioners. This project investigated the place of character and virtues, training and professional practice in medicine in the UK. The project aimed […]