Values-based Education (VbE)
“Our world so desperately needs hope. Values-based Education is bringing this hope, by creating a transformational movement that has the potential to transform education and society, so that we can live in peace and harmony with each other; ensuring the sustainability of our planet.”
Dr Neil Hawkes, founder of VbE
Students Values Conference 2021
Asian Time Zone
Our Students Values Conference in the Asian time zone takes place on 12 November. For details of how to watch and/or participate, click here
UK Time Zone
Our UK time zone conference was held on 22 October 2021. You can watch the conference below.
The Impact of VbE
Hear from our founder, Dr Neil Hawkes, and our patron, Profession Mick Waters, on the positive impact of VbE on students, staff and the whole school community.
What is VbE?
VbE is governed by the The IVET Foundation, which is a registered charity. VbE is therefore a not-for-profit organisation. Values-based Education (VbE) is an approach to education for schools and other settings. At its heart, its principles are simple, yet has a profound impact on learners, schools and on the wider community.
VbE has already transformed many schools worldwide, by giving learners access to an ethical vocabulary based on human values, such as respect, justice, integrity, harmony, trust and honesty. The structures below will help you navigate to the areas that will help you to either begin the journey of being values-based or embed it still further.
We believe we are at the foothills of a new era of education, one which is more in tune with our learners, with their needs and with the needs of society for a sustainable, compassionate and peaceful future. Our governing charity, the IVET Foundation, is working to develop this new philosophical framework for education.
How Does VbE Work
Here is a four-minute Doodle that brings VbE to life. A short animation by Stephanie Giles.
What VbE students’ understand about values. Video scripted by students of Hinkley Parks Primary