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Task One Worksheet Answers

1. List at least five values upon which this theory is based.

  • the reality of objective moral truth-that virtues are objectively good human qualities,
  • the acquisition of objectively worthwhile virtues as an important educational goal,
  • context as influencing the choice of which virtues to teach,
  • behavior as the ultimate measure of character,
  • knowing the good (the cognitive side), desiring the good (the emotional side), and doing the good (the behavior side) as important to character development,
  • being comprehensive and objective in teaching virtues,
  • a whole-school effort to create a community of virtue for fostering character development,
  • students' active participation and responsibility for constructing their own characters, but also adults' exercise of moral authority and leadership,
  • transmitting a moral heritage of tested virtues, but also equipping students to think critically about how to apply the virtues in cases of value conflicts.

If you listed any five of the above, good job! If not, please review the character education values section again.

2. List the three goals of character education.

  1. Good People
  2. Good Schools
  3. Good Society

If you got the three goals right, good job! If not, please review the goals of character education section again.

3. List the six pillars of character education and provide an example for each one by filling out the table below.

Value Examples
#1 Trustworthiness Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country
#2 Respect Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements
#3 Responsibility Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices
#4 Fairness Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly
#5 Caring Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need
#6 Citizenship Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment

If you listed all of the values above and at had least one example for each one as listed above, good job! If you didn't get all of the pillars/values or examples correct, please review the content of character section of the lesson again.

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