VALUES-BASED EDUCATION (VbE)
“Our world so desperately needs hope. Values-based Education is bringing this hope, by creating a transformational movement that has the potential to transform education and society, so that we can live in peace and harmony with each other; ensuring the sustainability of our planet.”
Dr Neil Hawkes, founder of VbE
WHAT IS VbE?
Values-based Education (VbE) is an approach to education for schools and other settings. At its heart, its principles are simple, yet has a profound impact on learners, schools and on the wider community.
VbE has already transformed many schools worldwide, by giving learners access to an ethical vocabulary based on human values, such as respect, justice, integrity, harmony, trust and honesty. The structures below will help you navigate to the areas that will help you to either begin the journey of being values-based or embed it still further.
We believe we are at the foothills of a new era of education, one which is more in tune with our learners, with their needs and with the needs of society for a sustainable, compassionate and peaceful future. Our governing charity, the IVET Foundation, is working to develop this new philosophical framework for education.
Why engage with VbE
The impact of VbE on learners and on the school
The social impact of VbE on the wider society
How to Do VbE
All About VbE
What VbE is and how to introduce it to schools
Embedding and deepening VbE
Case studies of the VbE experience
Support for Schools
Our founder, Dr Neil Hawkes, talks about the positive impact of VbE on students, staff and the whole school community.
A four-minute Doodle that brings VbE to life. A short animation by Stephanie Giles.
VbE by Students
What VbE students’ understand about values. Video scripted by students of Hinkley Parks Primary