Jason joined the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in September 2017 as a Research Associate. Prior to joining the Centre, Jason worked in secondary education as a teacher of Religious Education, History and Geography within three schools across Birmingham and Solihull. In his last school, he was also a PSHE Co-ordinator, and was responsible for designing and implementing a PSHE programme which focused on the development of virtues across groups in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
Jason recently completed a Master’s Degree which examined the impact that the locally agreed syllabus for religious education in the Solihull borough had on pupil’s perceptions of virtues. He is currently undertaking his PhD thesis, which focuses on whether the teaching of moral virtues is seen as a fundamental aim of the subject of religious education in England and Wales. The PhD also examines whether pupil’s self-reported manifestations of respect and empathy are shaped by the teaching of the subject of religious education in a consistent manner across England and Wales.
Jason is currently working on The Life of the Religious Education Teacher project.