Role of Virtue in the Professions
In partnership with The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues
The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues is a research centre based in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. It is a pioneering interdisciplinary research centre focusing on character, virtues and values in the interest of human flourishing. The Centre promotes a moral concept of character in order to explore the importance of virtue for public and professional life.The Centre is a leading informant on policy and practice in this area and through its extensive range of projects contributes to a renewal of character virtues in both individuals and societies.
As part of its scope of work, the Centre has produced statements on different aspects of character education, including A Framework for Character Education in Schools, a Statement on Youth Social Action and Character Development, and a Statement on Teacher Education and Character Education. These have been circulated to policymakers, practitioners and academics across the UK, and have been met with widespread support and approval. With the Jubilee Centre’s continuing research focus on virtues in the professions, including the medical, legal, teaching, nursing, and business professions and the British Army, this Consultation focused on the role of virtue in the professions, with the aim of producing a statement similar in format to those referred to above.
The statement will be available in due course.