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Character education

 

Title: Character education

 

 

Introduction

Characters are developed. This occurs mainly in instances where strong traditions are developed and students follow in their footsteps.  These traditions are normally passed over between generations through education that is normally practiced in schools. As such, the school forms a principal base where character education can be undertaken effectively.

Impact of a pioneer educator on character education

Thomas Jefferson was one of the greatest and renowned revolutionaries in the United States. Though not a gifted speaker, his writing skill had great effect in the revolution of the country. This is evident when he was selected to draft the declaration of independence aged only 33 years.  The declaration included among other factors an explanation of the colonies that required too be freed from British rule as well as an expression of the importance of individual rights and freedoms.  Later he was to advocate for a new constitution that included the bill f rights and limitation of presidential terms. In his later years, he was involved in establishment of University of Virginia the first of its kind that had no religious affiliations.

Impact of the study and behavior change

An insight in to the life and times of Thomas Jefferson indicates an individual committed to ensuring the best for every individual. In his honor, his face appears on the American nickel and as well was curved at Mount Rushmore. This is done to give a reminder to the present generations of his honorary deeds that transformed the country. In such way there is need to emulate the great deed and desire to observe the rights of individuals and serve the nation with a desire to build at work or in private life.

References

Julian P. Boyd. (1976) "The Declaration of Independence: The Mystery of the Lost Original". Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 100, number 4, page 456.

Lickona, T., Schaps, E., and Lewis, C. (1995) Eleven principles of effective character education. Washington, D.C.: Character Education Partnership.

 

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Tuesday, 28 December 2021 13:08

Good Moral Character Laws

 

 

Good Moral Character Laws

            It is a principle requirement that all the medical professionals are required to show some level of moral conduct that is aligned to the advancement of medicine and the society. The good moral conduct enhances that nurses and other health professionals to follow the code of ethics stipulated by the medical profession.  The International Council of Nurses demands that nurses adhere to the ethics and that some states demand all the practicing and licensed nurses to have Good Moral Character, thus adhere to the code of ethics defined by International Council of Ethics. The International Council of Ethics demands that Good Moral Conduct is founded on the social needs and values. More so, the International Council of nurses ethical codes are a reflection of the values within the society in respect to commitment of the nurses in recognition of the human rights that include dignity, right to live, privacy,  and respect among others (Keeling, 2007). In efforts to guarantee that licensed nurses abide by the codes of ethics as stipulated by International Council of Nurses, the nurses must work towards promotion and restoration of health, alleviating suffering and prevention of illness.

            Good moral character demand licensed nurses to display high degree of professionalism and reducing the risks to the public health. Among the key attributes of Good Moral Character, include accountability, reliability, integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness. One incident where I demonstrated my Good Moral Character is when one of my client’s family demanded to know about the medical situation of their daughter in-law who they suspected to have been terminally ill. The medical ethics required to not to share the medical information to third parties. Thus, I did not inform them about the medical condition of the patient, and thus maintained the required privacy of the patient.

 

 

References

Keeling, A. W. (2007). Nursing and the privilege of prescription, 1893-2000. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

 

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Teaching values:

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching values

Question 1

This week’s learning experience has changed my views and opinions of character education; I have learnt that value teaching entails moral knowing, feeling and action. Learners need to understand and at the same time internalize these values which include responsibility, respect, integrity, honesty and fairness. I poses these values and wish to strengthen them to become an effective teacher, Responsibility can be described as accountability of an individual’s action, respect as treating others the way you would like them to treat you, integrity is the uncompromising commitment to honor values, honesty is the being truthful and accurate and fairness is treating others equally.

These character values fit well into the five character values discussed this week, they do not need to fit well into the five character values given that there exist other approaches to achieve these values, this is refer  to eclectic approach, an eclectic educator is an educator who demonstrates various approaches to achieve results,  I consider myself an eclectic educator in that I have the ability to come up with several approaches to come up with the same results.

 

Question 2

I learn better through team work, when learning as a team, I am able to learn about my strengths and at the same time learn from my team mates. Teams also help in accomplishing tasks that would not have been possible when completing them on my own, it is therefore easier to work with a team rather than alone.

Question 3

When working with my team, I learnt that individuals have differing opinions which are useful and it’s important to consider them. Interactions in the team help in sharing knowledge and this creates a conducive environment for learning.

 

Question 4:

This week’s learning will change my actions at home and school, I have learnt that I need to be a role model through my morals and values, this will ensure that others respect and learn from my actions.

 

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