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Values for Lifelong Learners Book 1: Ourselves

What are my values? This series targets students at a formative age (11-13 years) and encourages them to examine their values within the context of various moral issues young people face today. It is grounded in the belief that effective values education enhances academic achievement and other life outcomes. Each book progressively broadens the focus outwards from the individual, to the community and then the environment.

Ages: 11-13 | Pages: 56 | Code: 5425 | ISBN: 9781877478918

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Dee Doherty

Dee Doherty has been an educator for over 30 years. In this time she has been a primary school teacher, a special needs coordinator, a behaviour specialist for the prestigious Schools’ Support Team, Tower Hamlets in the United Kingdom, a resource teacher of learning and behaviour and an adviser for special education in New Zealand. She completed her masters degree in educational psychology at Massey University in 2004. For many years she was Head of Literacy at Spotswood College, New Plymouth, New Zealand.


Starting points: the what, which and how of values6
Section 1: Identifying our values8
My values, your values8
What and whom I value most10
Where did my values come from?11
Family interviews12
What influences my values?15
Valuing my health18
Valuing my safety19
Valuing myself23
Section 2: Moral dilemmas24
Dilemma 1: Smoking at school24
Dilemma 2: Team spirit28
Dilemma 3: Fitting in30
Dilemma 4: The boyfriend33
Dilemma 5: Being fair36
Dilemma 6: The test38
Dilemma 7: The diary41
Dilemma 8: The camp43
Dilemma 9: Honesty – the best policy?46
Dilemma 10: Shoplifting50
Section 3: Reflection and action53
Reflection log53
Writing your own moral dilemma54
Paying it forward: acting on our values55
Revisiting the questionnaire56