Values-based Education (VbE) is a profoundly different life-enhancing, holistic approach to education. It supports schools to provide a values-based environment in which pupils become aware of and experience positive universal values in their lives. It provides learners with the foundations from which to develop self-awareness, interpersonal skills and opportunities to put their values into action to enable humanity and our world to flourish.
We provide experienced support and training for schools and other settings to develop all aspects of values-based education.
VbE is the educational arm of the IVET Foundation, a UK registered charity whose objectives are to support social transformation for the flourishing of humanity.
VbE is a transformational philosophy and approach to education rooted in a research program at Oxford University, spanning 10 years. At its heart, VbE understands that successful values education is more than teaching children about values. Success is assessed on whether children choose for themselves to embed those values in their thinking and behaviour. When positive universal values become embedded in the next generation, it will have a profound impact on the future cohesion and harmony within the world.
The IVET Foundation implements its approach to Values-based Education through the websites below.
- VbE Principles
VbE’s aims and objectives
VbE’s philosophy and principles
VbE in action: social action initiatives based around the principles of VbE
- VbE Practices
Introduction to VbE
Support for VbE
- VbE Treasure Chest
VbE tools and resources
- Thoughts of a Founder
The website of VbE’s founder, Dr Neil Hawkes