Character Based Education with a side of Grit

Character based education, focusing on how teaching self-control, curiosity and grit to help kids do well in school has garnered more attention recently. A 2014 research paper makes a bold hypothesis worthy of consideration. Arthur E. Poropat asserts in his work that conscientiousness and creativity along with openness and curiosity are more important to student success than intelligence, because these traits help them to develop and form their identities.

“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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