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Character Education And Internship Program

  1. 1. Character Education & Internship Program
  2. 2. UPF Character Education Initiative <ul><li>Promotes a comprehensive approach to character education </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on universal values and core ethical principles common to all cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Advocates the family is the first school of love </li></ul><ul><li>Advocates the school has an active role to play in character formation </li></ul>
  3. 3. UPF Character Education Initiative <ul><li>Based on the Four Spheres of Love in the Family </li></ul><ul><li>Developed through the Three Life Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Based on cultivating heart and character through developing one’s spirituality </li></ul><ul><li>Founded on altruism – “Living For The Sake” of others, and for a higher purpose </li></ul>
  4. 4. Four Spheres of Love <ul><li>Child’s love for parents </li></ul><ul><li>Sibling’s love for brothers and sisters </li></ul><ul><li>Spouse’s love for husband or wife </li></ul><ul><li>Parent’s love for a child </li></ul>
  5. 5. Three Life Goals <ul><li>Become a person of mature character </li></ul><ul><li>Develop healthy and loving relationships in and out of the family </li></ul><ul><li>Make a positive contribution to society </li></ul>
  6. 6. Discovering the Real Me Curriculum <ul><li>Elementary Level - Based on Aesop’s fables and classic tales such as those of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescent Level - Stories, real-life situations, and moral dilemmas </li></ul><ul><li>High School Level - Character-based sexuality education; relationship, communication, and leadership skills </li></ul>
  7. 7. UPF Character Education Internship Program <ul><li>Interns went to 7 countries, including; Belize, Gambia, Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia), Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Trinidad and Tobago in the summer of 2007, . </li></ul>June 29, 2007 Summer Intern Training at Kirkwood Camp in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  8. 8. Comments from Interns at the Training Workshop <ul><li>“ I received a deeper understanding of what character education really is and what this initiative is hoping to accomplish. . .” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I think the most valuable lesson I received was that in order to be a character educator, I must be a person of good character. . .” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I feel 100 times more confident about going out to do my internship than before I came. . . I learned how to teach the curriculum, confidence in it, and the importance and necessity of what we are doing. . .” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Practicing Interactive Exercises <ul><li>Interns from different colleges in the US perform skits using stories from the Discovering the Real Me curriculum at the training workshop in Pennsylvania. </li></ul>
  10. 10. UPF Character Education Initiative Africa <ul><li>Mrs. Beverly Berndt, a teacher at the New Hope Academy in Maryland, and a group of college students teach character education and conducting service learning projects in Gambia, West Africa. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Educators’ Training Workshop <ul><li>Teachers in Gambia review copies of the Discovering the Real Me curriculum during a teacher-training workshop. </li></ul>
  12. 12. UPF Character Education Initiative Philippines <ul><li>Professor Alan Saunders gives a presentation to supervisors, principals and teachers at a 3-day character education and life skills workshop for educators from the Central Luzon region. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Educators’ Training Workshop <ul><li>Teachers listen attentively to a session on character education at a 3-day educators’ training workshop in the Philippines in June, 2007 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Educators’ Training Workshop <ul><li>111 educators attended a 2- Day Educators’ Training Workshop on Character Education in Tanay, Rizal. </li></ul><ul><li>The seminar, “Institutionalizing the Culture of Heart in the Family, School and Society,” was organized by UPF in cooperation with PTARP and the Department of Education-National Capital Region. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Group Discussion at the Workshop <ul><li>Educators from the National Capitol Region discuss strategies for implementing the UPF character education initiative. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Group Discussion at the Workshop <ul><li>Educators discuss ideas from the Discovering the Real Me curriculum as part of the 2- Day Educators’ Training Workshop on Character Education. </li></ul>
  17. 17. UPF Character Education Initiative Caribbean <ul><li>Teachers and principals take part in an interactive exercise in St. Lucia. </li></ul><ul><li>This was part of a set of 1-day workshops that UPF and the Ministry of Education of St. Lucia conducted on a national level. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Educators’ Training St. Lucia <ul><li>Teachers perform a skit from “The Frog Prince”, Discovering the Real Me curriculum during a 1-day workshop in St. Lucia. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Educators’ Training and Summer Camp St. Vincent <ul><li>Twenty five educators attended a 3-day teacher training workshop in St. Vincent. The workshop was co-sponsored by the World Bank, the Curriculum Development Unit, HIV/AIDS Prevention Section of the Ministry of Education of </li></ul><ul><li>St. Vincent, and UPF. </li></ul>
  20. 20. UPF Character Education Initiative Oceania <ul><li>Mrs. Poppy Richie dialogues with educators at the 3-day teacher training workshop in Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. </li></ul><ul><li>A 10-day summer camp for 150 students was also conducted in Pohnpei. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Summer Camp in Pohnpei <ul><li>A group photo of teachers and students who attended the character education and life skills summer camp at the Pohnpei Island Central School in Kolonia </li></ul>
  22. 22. Making Goals for My Future <ul><li>Students discuss different ideas using the UPF character education curriculum, Discovering the Real Me , during a 10-day character education and life-skills workshop at the Pohnpei Island Central School. </li></ul>
  23. 23. A Journey, Not a Destination <ul><li>The UPF character education initiative focuses on teaching character education over the course of life. </li></ul><ul><li>As educators and parents, we are embarking on a journey with the youth and children in our schools, homes and communities. </li></ul><ul><li>The most important element of character education is to be a positive role model in the lives of these young people. </li></ul>