Human Values and Intelligence An extract from a presentation By 3Di Associates
What do people think of values? “If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values –that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control” Martin Luther King “All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values” Friedriche Nietzsche “The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values” William S Burroughs
Values in a school setting? • What values are implicit within school documents? • How are the values of the community conveyed and complied with? • How are pupils involved in discussing the core values of the school and themselves? • What do you do about challenging conflicting values? • How are values nurtured in every lesson and around the school? • What are the values that the children and staff hold dear?
Examples of values – in your school? TRUTH: Curiosity, equality, honesty, intuition, optimism, truthfulness, self-knowledge, reasoning. LOVE: Caring, compassion, friendship, forgiveness, generosity, helpfulness, joy, kindness, tolerance, sharing, sympathy, patience. PEACE: Calmness, contentment, dignity, discipline, happiness, humility, understanding, patience, reflection, self-confidence, self- confidence, self-control, self-discipline, self-respect, self-respect. RIGHT CONDUCT: Contentment, courage, dependability, duty, ethics, gratitude, good behaviour, healthy living, helpfulness, leadership, initiative, unity, respect, responsibility, sacrifice, self-sufficiency, simplicity, perseverance. NON-VIOLENCE: Appreciation of others, brotherhood/sisterhood, citizenship, concern for all life, consideration, unwillingness to hurt, forgiveness, global awareness, good manners, loyalty, social justice, service to others, respect for people and property, universal love, collaboration