Constable Care Foundation will teach ethics, empathy and critical thinking to children from eight WA primary schools in an exciting 18 month pilot program.
Trained volunteers will use curriculum developed by Primary Ethics NSW, to facilitate weekly discussion groups that let students respectfully explore their own and other's views on a range of ethical dilemmas. Students will develop critical thinking and values-based decision making skills.
The pilot program will be carefully evaluated by academics from ECU, with a long-term aim of making the program available to all WA primary schools.
"This approach is strongly supported by international research as a way to help young people develop better life skills and decision making ability when faced with risk and social dilemmas," said Constable Care Foundation CEO David Gribble.
It was announced this week that Telethon Trust would be contributing funding to the project. Additional funding is being generously provided by the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation and Constable Care Foundation Public Fund.
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