Linda Woodhead On How to Teach ‘values’

Values are visible everywhere these days. Whether it is a school, a university, Microsoft or GB News, for example, you can easily find their values statement. When I undertook research on Generation Z (the generation born since 1995), I found that the same was true for them too. As we explain in our book Gen Z, Explained (University of Chicago Press 2021), this is a generation that can quickly and easily articulate their personal values, and those values often help to guide them in choosing friends, communities, and a place to study or work. I have taught ethics and values in university theology and RS departments since the 1990s, and I can never remember student interest in the subject being higher.

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