Supporting teachers for developping intra-personal competencies and character education at school (ARETE–catalyst)

Project objective: to prepare school teachers for enriching the educational culture of their institution, focusing on transversal competences and upbringing of pupils' character.

The project aims to develop and embed approaches to character education in schools and youth groups to benefit young people.

Project objectives

  • Create an innovative approach to character building and employability education

  • Promote partnership working at local level between educators, youth workers and businesses

  • Increase students’ motivation and resilience

  • Develop attitudes and attributes that will facilitate young people’s transition to the world of work

  • Improve educators’ and young people’s understanding of techniques they can use to build character resilience

  • Achieve a common understanding of character education and of the role each stakeholder can play

Project results

  • New methods and techniques

  • Shared understanding of character education

  • More effective engagement at the local level

  • Raise educational engagement and motivation

Project outputs

  • Character factsheets: key learning and mini case studies

  • Character building toolkit: web-based tool providing resources to support educators and youth workers

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