Re-thinking Values, Character and Citizenship Education for Civil Society and the Common Good (71851)

Session Information: Civil Society and the Social Construction of Peace and Conflict

Session Chair: Brendan Howe

Friday, 30 June 2023 16:30
Session: Session 3
Room: Lecture Room 2
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

When Singapore weathered the challenges of the pandemic two foundational characteristics stood out, utilization of science and activation of social responsibility. Whilst technological and digital advances are re-shaping societies there is a need to understand that values and character feature critically in societal adaptation. This presentation will share on the setting of the Singapore Centre of Character and Citizenship Education and why we need to renew our diligence to nurture virtues for the next generation as individuals, fellow human beings and members of society locally and globally. The presentation will share on how the centre hope to strengthen character, well-being and citizenship education through research and wisdom to inform policy, practice and pedagogy pertaining to character and citizenship development. The session will also discuss how we engage stakeholders and equip educators and key players. We conclude with how good citizenship leads to global citizenship and building a better world.

Oon Seng Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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