PBL – Bringing charity into the ESL classroom

The students in grade 5 were given a project – they had to give back. We spoke about problems around the world and what sort of things children could do to make the world a better place. They worked as a team (the whole class was just 4 kids, so it was easy to have … Read more

Why Altruism should be a core part of the curriculum

Altruism in schools

An ideal school would incorporate elements of positive education into the curriculum through altruism and opportunities to volunteer in the community. There are numerous critics to the idea of positive education. Eccleston, 2009 (cited in Paton, 2009, No Page) voices concern that positive education can lead to a ‘dependence on external emotional support’ while Spencer … Read more