Research Methods in Character Education (20 credits)
This module will teach you how to evaluate educational research from theoretical and methodological perspectives in order to contribute to character education through the demonstration of original thinking in teaching and learning. We will discuss the various research methods available to researchers and explain alongside about the ethical implications and challenges associated with researching character in education, with a strong focus on issues of reliability and validity in research.
Theories of Character, Virtues and Flourishing (20 credits)
This module will explain how key theories from the fields of psychology, philosophy and education, inform, planning, administration, policy and professional practice – including a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights in the field.
Character Education Interventions in Schools and Organisations (20 credits)
This module looks at the practical implications of character education, drawing and building on the theory learnt in previous Modules. You will learn about how character education can be implemented in various educational settings, including schools and community organisations. It will give you the ability to analyse data, synthesise information and apply critical thinking to develop your own relevant interventions and tools to create a culture and ethos designed to enhance good character.