Values in Action is a series aimed at helping students to understand and actively engage with their own values so that they not only have the tools to live richer and more meaningful lives but also develop their character and realize their true potential.
Our values are the things that we put some worth on, and each decision and choice that we make in life is inevitably based on what we value. Hence, our values are very personal and very much alive for us as individuals.
Values in Action helps students to understand what values are and how these influence their thoughts, feelings, and actions to obtain the desired outcome, apart from equipping them to take due responsibility for the choices they make.
For this, we have tried to make the value—or in some cases life skill or a combination—accessible and as practically applicable as possible. The chapters have been designed to be as much illustrative as possible and as little prescriptive as possible, leaving teachers and students to reflect on and make meaning of the values for themselves by engaging with the values through stories, individual reflection or through discussions, role play and drama, and other purposeful activities.
Based on the nature of values, many of the activities can extend beyond the classroom too. We invite teachers to design and contribute their activities as well, to tailor them to the needs of their own
Each and every value has a deep connection to peace—both inner and outer. Getting in touch with the peace within is something that never loses relevance for humanity. We have tried to share inspiring stories or thoughts linked to each value to help students understand that peace begins within and only through positive action can it be extended outwards.