The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues is a pioneering research centre that promote a moral concept of character in order to explore the importance of virtue for public and professional life.
The work done by our acclaimed researchers helps to inform and influence politicians, policymakers and educationalists. The Centre has worked with the Department for Education, leading policymakers, schools, teachers and professional organisations to promote, build and strengthen character virtues in the contexts of the family, school, community, university, professions, voluntary organisations and the wider workplace.
The Centre promote a concept of character which is constituted by the virtues which are critical to individual excellence; contribute to societal flourishing; can be exercised within all human contexts; and are educable.
Can you teach character?
Staff and pupils from the University of Birmingham school share how learning about character is embedded into their teaching. The film forms part of the course content for the first MA in Character Education, run by the Jubilee Centre.