Values Education has been adopted in school systems all over the world. In Pakistan, The City School (TCS) is the pioneer in incorporating values education into its curriculum. We are actively engaged in a values-centred approach to learning, teaching and administration. This area has been slightly neglected in the education system and we can see the effect this is having on our society as a whole.
The City School ventured into Values Education to create global learners who can effectively participate and contribute in the rapidly changing international world. We are building a network of values-centred schools under the Values Education Programme ̶ a unique collaboration with the Hong Kong based Living Values Education Programme in which an enriching exchange of dialogues, workshops and ideas is taking place.
Values Education is an approach that gradually permeates the school environment, and its success becomes evident in the positive school ethos and in the personal qualities and behaviour that students, teachers and management display in the community.
The City School is moving forward with skills-based curriculums that incorporate 21st century skills. However, with the inclusion of the Values Education Programme, these curriculums are developing character and positive behaviour as well.
We understand that education is so much more than simply equipping students with specific skills. With an education system based on universal positive values, we believe that students can develop their own self-esteem, confidence, and commitment to personal advancement, while learning to take greater responsibility for others and becoming socially aware.
Our Values Education Programme is modelled on a ‘whole school approach’, where all key stakeholders are involved in our students’ all round development. The educational philosophy of Values Education is based on valuing self and others. It introduces a values vocabulary that the students can identify with, and demonstrate understanding of, in everyday conversations and activities.
By integrating Values Education in our curriculum, we develop the students’ character and personality and encourage positive behaviour.