Today, every parent wants to give the best education to children, which is not just confined to the books but it goes much beyond that. Parents are looking at all-around development for their children as that is essential in order to gain an edge in the current competitive global scenario. Therefore, parents value extracurricular activities in addition to academics.
Positive values modeled by staff throughout the school contribute to the positive learning environment. It quickly relieves teachers and students of the stress of confrontational relationships, allowing them to spend more time teaching and learning.
Furthermore, it provides students with social skills, intelligence, and attitudes that enable them to succeed at school and in life.
Value-based education: what is it?
When it comes to designing a curriculum and teaching, it’s crucial to have an underlying approach. Education-based on values aims to prepare students to face the outside world with the right attitude and values. An example of a value-based education is when values are taught both inside and outside the classroom through role-plays, textbooks, and live examples. This is taught unconditionally by a teacher who believes in enriching her/his students with values that will contribute to their overall well-being. With value-based education, not only are academic skills taught but also social and interpersonal skills developed. It prepares children to handle their social, moral, and democratic duties efficiently while adapting to changing scenarios.
As outlined below, value education benefits the school in a number of ways:
- A more settled school environment enhances quality teaching and enables teachers to raise the bar for students.
- The students are more attentive in class and better able to work independently.
- Students also take more responsibility for their learning by asking questions frequently and working together more cooperatively.
- Students also put more effort into their schoolwork and take more pride in their work.
- As a result, classrooms and playgrounds become safer and more harmonious as students become more tolerant and cooperative.
- Value-based education can help develop children into people who have strong character and values and can use their knowledge for the benefit of mankind.
What are the benefits of value-based education for students?
- Students can gain a deeper understanding of their work and lives in the long run.
- The aim of value-based education is to promote effective learning and improve personal, social, moral, and economic well-being. The program encourages self-responsibility and belongs to the category of valuable investments in individual capability.
- While emphasizing interpersonal behavior, explicit teaching of values provides a common ethical language. It also encourages self-regulation.
Value-based education is essential to the development of an individual and to help him/her in many ways throughout his/her life:
- A positive direction is given to the students to shape their future and even to know the purpose of their lives.
- They learn how to live a life that is beneficial to themselves and to those around them.
- Value education helps students become more responsible and sensible.
- It helps them to understand the perspective of life in the best possible way and to live a successful life as responsible citizens.
- Students are also able to build strong relationships with family and friends.
- It helps students develop their character and personality.
- Value education helps students develop a positive view of life.
For a child’s holistic development, value-based education is essential. Value education not only builds a well-balanced individual with a strong character and value but also makes them socially acceptable.
So is to be agreed as Nelson Mandela rightly said once: “Education is the most powerful weapon through which you can change the world”.