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EXPLORING VALUES

IVAN SORRENTINO

As our memories often remind us, the teenage years are a time of tremendous biological and emotional changes. This transformation from child to adult encompasses many individual changes such as behaviour becoming riskier, and self-esteem starting to diminish. While our main responsibility will always be to teach the English language, this workshop will also argue that as educators we must never forget to consider the student as a whole. In an ever-smaller world, the need to interact with multiple mindsets on a regular basis continues to grow and thus we should consider it a duty to include values education as an integral part of our curriculum. This workshop will look at what values are and how teachers can add values activities into their secondary classrooms, with the idea that, as according to Dr. Richard Carmona, “The values and lessons that you teach [teenagers] will shape the adults that they become.”