As noted in an earlier edition of this blog, CFS is working closely with CIRCLE to deepen and broaden the outstanding research already on Character Education. For those seeking a brief introduction to this vast project, in this interview Prof. Mark Hutchinson speaks with Dr Cummins about Character Research in Schools, and what they have found.
VIDCAST001: Character Education in Schools, with Philip S. A. Cummins.
Blue Mountains Grammar School is now, along with William Clarke College, the Scots College, and a number of other leading Sydney schools, a foundation member of the Sydney Teaching Schools Alliance. Building on the model established at the multicampus St Philips Christian College in the Hunter Valley, the STSA foundation members this week formally indicated their intent to cooperatively undertake new approaches to Christian teacher formation in 2020. The interim Chairman of the STSA noted in his letter to the Dean of the Faculty at Alphacrucis, "we share the common desire to markedly increase the supply of high quality, Christian teachers available to our schools, who can operate out of an integrative understanding of faith and learning." This, noted Professor Hutchinson, 'is history in the making'.
CFS researchers and staff contribute regularly to the FSB. The aim is to keep you in the loop as to the range of our activities, perhaps suggesting points of common interest.