Join the conversation – collaborative discussion event with Character Scotland and the University of Strathclyde

Questions of Character: supporting children and young people to flourish.
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A discussion event brought to you in partnership by Character Scotland, SELMAS and the School of Education, University of Strathclyde.

Date and Venue

27th January 2015, 5pm-7pm

University of Strathclyde, Court Senate, Collins Building, 22 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ


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According to Dr Avis Glaze, first time recipient of the Robert Owen award; “If we want a society in which citizens care about one another – in which qualities such as honesty, integrity, fairness, courage, and optimism are pervasive and violence of any kind is discouraged – we have no choice but to nurture these qualities in our homes, in our schools, and in our communities.”

She urges educators to reach across all diversities, ranging from race and gender to social and economic status and places of origin, to “find common ground on values.” That common ground could be enhanced by “character education, building communities of character, and character in the workplace,” she concludes.

‘Questions of Character’ is a discussion event for educationalists, the SELMAS community and members of the educational charity Character Scotland. We will be exploring the resurging field of character and values education and its implications for young people and educationalists in Scotland. The title of the event has a double meaning: firstly we will be posing complex and challenging questions which deal with some of the intractable issues in our education system. Secondly, we will be posing questions about the field of character and values education in order to put it through it’s paces.


Margaret Alcorn, SELMAS Convenor



Dr Joan Mowat, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Strathclyde

Dr Judith McClure CBE, former Headteacher, St George’s School for Girls

Colin Mair, CEO, Improvement Service

Gary Walsh, Executive Officer, Character Scotland


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  • Details:Supporting children and young people to flourish
  • Location:University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • Date:27th January, 2015

SELMAS 2012: No school is an island

SELMAS conference – No school is an island

In January 2012, members of the SELMAS network got together at Tynecastle High in Edinburgh to talk about collaborative and partnership working.

Margaret’s introduction

Mick Waters’ talk

Mick Waters at SELMAS from National CPD Team on Vimeo.

Colin Graham

Eric Summers on International Links

Susan Deacon summing up