All entries for August 2023
August 29, 2023
‘Can the professions be virtuous?’ This is the one of the big questions explored by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. The Centre has sought to explore the place of character and virtues in professional education and practice through its ‘Virtues in the Professions’ research. This research has led to a series of short booklets delivering key messages about bringing character to life for the five professions studied. The booklets can be accessed by clicking the links below. If your discipline is not covered, pick one of interest and see how the key messages may also relate to your area of practice.
August 21, 2023
‘I ask myself, what matters to me and why? And am I living that in my teaching?’ These are the questions that the authors of the book, Learning that Matters, discuss in this podcast. They share ways that they try to live their values in their teaching and their interactions with students. All resources discussed in the podcast can be accessed from the episode webpage. You can find out more about the Learning that Matters book on this webpage. You might also find the Helpful Resources page useful.
August 14, 2023
This short THE Campus piece outlines the creation of a new role in the University of California that focuses on the connection between faculty well-being and student outcomes. It is an interesting read for those interested in fostering and supporting a culture of well-being for staff and, ultimately, students.
August 07, 2023
This short paper reports on the implementation and evaluation of a strategy to embed compassionate communication in group work. The evaluation “demonstrated several benefits, including positive experiences of group work and increased group/social cohesion”. The authors give a more detailed account of the implementation and evaluation data collected in this recorded presentation (46 mins).