This fifth edition, held on 30th of September and 1st October, under the title "Character Building, Equality & Wellbeing" was attended by experts from different countries to discuss aspects of great relevance in the current educational and social context : the building of character, equality between men and women and well-being among others.
Daniel Moulin from the University of Warwick (UK) , has broken the concept of identity as a basis for character building by assisting in the analysis and preparation of educational programs. According to Moulin: "... to develop a good character, everyone needs a solid tool and a firm sense of who you are and who you want to become. Teachers are role models for their students ... and each student grows by observing the adult person as a good example. "
Francis Campbell -Vice Chancellor at St. Mary's University (UK) and adviser on educational policy to the British government- argued the relationship between values, virtues and education and its role in the mission for any educational institution. Thus he answered the question 'How should we teach a series of virtues to students?': "I think especially with practice. If you focus on 'how things are done', on 'how we are different', you invite people to act like that without closing the door to differences. Because the academic environment is an embrace between differences, an exchange of visions”.
Furthermore, Dobrochna Lama, president of the Sternick Association of Poland, explained how the process of character formation requires the development of skills that are directed by intelligence in a free act. The construction of the character has to be then, mission of the student who must be aware of its purpose and would learn to be committed to a systematic effort in this area.
In addition, more than 150 attendees were able to hear and work on different workshops related to equality, professional project tion of the student and personalized education, with experts from universities, initiatives and schools around the world (see the program here ).
Representatives of other single-sex educationa ssociations - NCGS , IBSC and GSA - also shared their expertise at the "Character Building In Single-Sex Schools" expert round table. David Armstrong, IBSC Executive Director, emphasized the role of the differentiated school in the student's maturation process: "Differentiated school allows its students a greater degree of freedom of expression, more freedom to explore their own identity, more freedom To define themselves in what they like to do, in their talents and in how they can benefit the community "(David Amstrong, IBSC-USA).
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EASSE (European Association of Single-Sex Education) is a non-profit organization that brings together people and educational institutions from more than 16 European countries interested in developing and promoting differentiated education as an organizational pedagogical proposal.