Please take a look at the following short videos for information on the Narnian Virtues project.
The Narnian Virtues project contributes to the growing field of character education, an area that has gained considerable political and pedagogical interest in the UK in recent years. Professor Mark Pike explains what is meant by character education, and how the Narnian Virtues project contributes to it.
Professor Thomas Lickona, director of the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, introduces the Narnian Virtues project. Professor Lickona is a leading voice in character education and along with Professor Leslie Francis of the University of Warwick, is a co-investigator of the project.
Professor Lickona explains in this short video, what the Narnian Virtues are, and how they apply to the lives of young people.
In this video Professor Lickona explains why the Narnian Virtues apply particularly to students in the formative 9 to 14 age range.
We welcome schools from countries where English is not the first language, and although the project materials are in English, we believe that the international recognition of Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia books, and their availability in 47 languages, makes the project suitable for international classes as well as English-speaking ones. Here, Professor Pike discusses this.
One of our participating classes in the pilot project was a year 7 class at Featherstone Academy, near Pontefract in West Yorkshire. Here, three of the participating pupils give their thoughts and feedback on the project.
Watch Professor Thomas Lickona’s invitation to join the Narnian Virtues project, here.