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Moral and character education by sajjad awan

  1. 1. Moral and Character Education By:Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Research Scholar TE Planning DTSC Khushab Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  2. 2. Moral and Character Education Three major issues in the education of young people today Vision Identification of what is possible for both self and society; includes the discovery and/or defining of one's life mission and desired lifestyle Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  3. 3. Moral and Character Education Three major issues in the education of young people today Competence Development of the knowledge, values, attitudes, and skills necessary for success in a given society or culture Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  4. 4. Moral and Character Education Three major issues in the education of young people today Character The moral quality and direction of one’s decisions and behavior Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  5. 5. Definitions of Character The following two definitions provide examples of a normative view of character: “engaging in morally relevant conduct or words, or refraining from certain conduct or words” Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  6. 6. Definitions of Character The following two definitions provide examples of a normative view of character: “a complex set of relatively persistent qualities of the individual person, and generally has a positive connotation when used in discussions of moral education” Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  7. 7. Importance of Character Both educators and public believe character education should be an important part of schooling • Educators -- competence in basic skills, feelings of self-worth, and moral development should be priorities in schools Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  8. 8. Importance of Character Both educators and public believe character education should be an important part of schooling • Public -- competence in basic skills and instruction in schools that would deal with morals and moral behavior Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  9. 9. Impacting Moral & Character Development Four major questions need to be addressed when focusing on character development: 1. What is good character? 2. What causes or prevents good character? 3. How can good character be measured ? 4. How can good character best be developed? Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  10. 10. Impacting Moral & Character Development 1. What is good character? Personal • honest and truthful • autonomous • responsible • self-management and self-discipline • courageous • integrity Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  11. 11. Impacting Moral & Character Development 1. What is good character? Social • sociable • benevolent • compassionate • courteous • trustworthy Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  12. 12. Impacting Moral & Character Development 2. What causes or prevents good character? 1. heredity 2. early childhood experience 3. modeling by important adults & older youth 4. peer influence 5. general physical and social environment 6. communications media 7. content taught in the schools etc. 8. specific situations and roles Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  13. 13. Impacting Moral & Character Development 3. How can good character be measured ? • Cognitive knowledge • Age appropriate cognitive and moral development • Values expressed • Commitments expressed • Written plans • Personal and social overt behavior student discipline; student suicide rates; crimes; academic effort; pro social activities Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  14. 14. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Effective communication and shared values among families, schools, religious organizations, and communities Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  15. 15. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Schools effectively impacting morals and character are: 1. directed by adults who exercise their authority toward faculty and students in a firm, sensitive, and imaginative manner, and who are committed to both academics and pupil character development; Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  16. 16. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Schools effectively impacting morals and character are: 2. staffed by dedicated faculty who make vigorous demands on pupils and each other; Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  17. 17. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Schools effectively impacting morals and character are: 3. structured so that pupils are surrounded by a variety of opportunities for them to practice helping (pro social) conduct; Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  18. 18. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Schools effectively impacting morals and character are: 4. managed to provide pupils--both individually and collectively--with many forms of recognition for good conduct; Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  19. 19. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Schools effectively impacting morals and character are: 5. oriented toward maintaining systems of symbols, slogans, ceremonies, and songs that heighten pupils' collective identities; Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  20. 20. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Schools effectively impacting morals and character are: 6. dedicated to maintaining pupil discipline, via clear, widely disseminated discipline codes that are vigorously enforced and backed up with vital consequences; Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  21. 21. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Schools effectively impacting morals and character are: 7. committed to academic instruction and assigned pupils significant homework and otherwise stressed appropriate academic rigor; Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  22. 22. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Schools effectively impacting morals and character are: 8. sensitive to the need to develop collective pupil loyalties to particular classes, clubs, athletic groups, and other sub-entities in the school; Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  23. 23. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Schools effectively impacting morals and character are: 9. sympathetic to the values of the external adult society, and perceive it as largely supportive and concerned with the problems of the young; Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  24. 24. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Schools effectively impacting morals and character are: 10. always able to use more money to improve their programs, but rarely regard lack of money as an excuse for serious program deficiencies; Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  25. 25. Impacting Moral & Character Development 4. How can good character best be developed? Schools effectively impacting morals and character are: 11. open to enlisting the help, counsel, and support of parents and other external adults, but willing to propose important constructive changes in the face of (sometimes) ill-informed parent resistance; Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  26. 26. Exemplary Programs Child Development Project 1. supportive adult-child relationships 2. exposure to societal values 3. peer interaction and pro social action 4. think about and discuss moral issues 5. experiences that promote understanding of others Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  27. 27. Exemplary Programs Ideal School should have: 1. Comprehensive curriculum for growth in four areas: (a) intellectual, (b) physical, (c) spiritual, and (d) emotional 2. Students expected to meet world class standards 3. Students have regular jobs and take responsibility for growth of other students 4. Students commit to continuous improvement towards excellence in all endeavors Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  28. 28. Exemplary Programs 1. Four building blocks or pillars: universal values, excellence, global understanding, and service 2. Human being considered as endowed with spiritual capacities 3. Striving for excellence, especially academic excellence, is a focus Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  29. 29. Conclusion It is possible to develop a community consensus around a relatively small number of moral and character traits that can be the focus of an educational program. These must be integrated into a curriculum that enjoins young people to strive for excellence in the attainment of vision, character, and competencies. Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com
  30. 30. Thank You Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar sahmadawan@gmail.com

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