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Moral and spiritual development

Personal and Social Education

Moral and spiritual development

A pair of learners discussing an issueLearners can be helped to develop a personal code of morality and the decision-making skills necessary to make reasoned and responsible moral judgements. Learners can be helped to extend their personal insights, and the ability to reflect upon their experiences and upon some of life's deeper questions and issues.

The school ethos can provide a stable and ordered environment in which values such as respect, honesty, fairness and responsibility can be promoted. Learners should be encouraged to reflect on their personal beliefs and values and apply them to their own experiences. They can also be inspired to express those inner feelings using imagination and creativity. This can be evoked by a sense of awe and wonder at the natural world, by the mysteries of life and death, by the limitations of human understanding or by a response to a divine being.

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The PSE framework provides the foundation for a broad, balanced holistic approach to PSE.