Summary video: Why Character?
This video asks the question – “what determines character?” and answers “you”. The video provides an overview of the Character development movement, including the VIA classification of 24 key character strengths, the theory of “growth mindset” and the need for grit. The video stresses the need for individuals to focus on character building to be the “best version” of themselves, so as to change their own life outcomes and build a meaningful life. Understanding the importance of character also promotes an understanding and valuing of others’ character strengths. In summary, the video suggests: Character matters, cultivate it and nurture it.
Language – English
Access Location(s) – VIA Institute on Character
User – Students, Teachers, Educators, Parents, School Leaders, Professional Development, Trainers
Level – Undergraduate, Post-Graduate, School, College, Secondary, Senior Secondary, Pre-service, In-service