The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues were delighted to welcome Professor Thomas Lickona who visited the Centre for a week in June under the Distinguished Professors Programme. Prof. Lickona is a developmental psychologist and professor of education at the State University of New York at Cortland, where he directs the Center for the Fourth and Fifth Rs (Respect and Responsibility). During his visit he further explored the work of the Centre, attending project meetings and collaborating with the Centre’s research teams on current project activity. He also gave a seminar as part of the Jubilee Centre Seminar Series titled ‘My 45-Year Journey as a Moral and Character Educator: Some of What I Think I’ve Learned’, the abstract for which can be found below:
Abstract: Tom Lickona’s nearly half-century of work as a developmental psychologist and moral and character educator began in the 1960s with research on young children’s moral reasoning. It went on to consider character in a fuller sense, what parents can do to foster character development in the family, how schools can promote character development through twelve components of school life, why character education must develop moral and performance character in an integrated way, and what we can do to address the oft-neglected challenge of educating for character in the sexual domain. In this talk, Tom reflects on this journey, those whose wisdom he has sought to build on, and what he thinks he may have learned along the way.
You can find more information about the Distinguished Professors Programme here.
You can find more seminar series papers here.