The Centre has delivered its free online course What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education for the third time, attracting more than 15,000 learners from across the world since launching in January 2015. The course, which is run in partnership with FutureLearn, has generated extensive discussion about character education, and in particular, the caught/taught debate, whether character should be taught in schools, and how it should be taught. Altogether, more than 19,000 comments have been posted by learners on the course discussion boards demonstrating widespread engagement with the topic. The course also provided an excellent taster experience for anyone interested in further study in the area of character education, coinciding with the first round of applications for the University of Birmingham's brand new MA in Character Education. You can find out more here.