Moral angle from maths
Wednesday 03 December 1997
Outside the classroom, garden plots, circle time and hunger lunches can all help to promote morals. New materials advising schools on how to teach morals through every subject are to be piloted in 50 schools.
"Every subject is value-laden," says the guidance on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. "In mathematics, for example, truth is important. Scientific developments often give rise to moral dilemmas. History and English help pupils explore issues of motivation and character."
In design and technology, ownership of the artifacts pupils make can increase their respect for property.
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