The Values-based Curriculum
A Values-based Curriculum is a balanced, holistic approach to education that wraps around the national and individual school-focused curriculum to create an environment that is shaped by an explicit teaching and modelling of pro-social and pro-environmental human values. The achievements of a values-based curriculum for students include developing a positive sense of self-worth, improved ethical and relational capacities and a greater connection with the natural world.
VbE Curriculum Videos
VbE Curriculum Resources
On the Subject of Values, and the Value of Subjects
This is a book written and edited by many of the leading figures in the world of values-based education. It introduces the concept and rationale for a values-based curriculum and provides extensive examples of how to incorporate values-based principles and practices within a school's most common teaching subjects, such as Mathematics, Geography and Sports.
The publisher John Catt Educational has set up a 30% discount for values-based teachers and schools using the discount code: vbe30
A Primary School Curriculum
An example of a values education curriculum created by Pixies Hill School that poses values-related questions for teachers to incorporate within their lessons.
Eardisley Primary School
The BBC interviews students and the head teacher, Bridget Knight, about a parliamentary initiative at the school. The focus of the interview switched quickly to values and how impressed the interviewer was with the students.
To hear the interview, click here
Part 1: 36 minutes (after Lewis Capaldi)
Part 2: 1 hour and 34 minutes (after Simply Red)