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About the Guidebook
RAVES DEEP Guidebook provides a framework for developmental ecological ethical practice for moral character and ethical knowhow in educational and growth settings.
RAVES stands for the characteristics of a sustaining classroom: Relationships (with teach, among students), Apprenticeship learning pedagogy, Virtuous role models, Ethical skills, Self-authorship. DEEP stands for Development Ecological Ethical Practice for developing self-calming, relational connection and communal imagination. RAVES was first developed in the MN Community Voices and Character Education project.
DEEP was first presented in the book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom. (2) Breaking the Cycle Film can be used in classroom teaching. Some discussion questions are provided at the website.
Meeting Basic Needs and Getting Kids on Track to Fulfill Their Potential (Attending to Neurobiology)
This video will help participants:
The Nurturing Character in the Classroom book series is a set of guidebooks for teachers that provide hundreds of ideas for how to incorporate moral character skill development into regular academic instruction. EthEx refers to the lifelong development of ethical skills toward expertise (ethical expertise) in many domains and situations. The four EthEx books each suggest 7 skills with 3 subskills important for a virtuous life. The books outline how to teach these skills in a middle-school context. But the books are used by K-16 instructors.
Each book contains:
· Hundreds of ideas for integrating ethical skill development into standards-drive academic instruction
· Four levels of novice-to-expert instruction
· Guidelines for a classroom climate supporting each skill
· Student self-monitoring items for each skill
“A wonderful resource for nurturing character in the school setting. Narvaez, Bock, Endicott and Lies offer sound, practical, non-prescriptive guidance for teachers that thoughtfully integrates virtue ethics, social and emotional learning, and moral development theory with current research on knowledge acquisition and expertise development.” Marilyn Watson, Author of Learning to Trust.
These books were initiated during the Minnesota Community Voices and Character Education Project (U.S. Department of Education, Grant # R215V98000, Office of Educational Research and Improvement) where Dr. Narvaez was research director.
You can find a wide variety of resources, including workshop materials, and resources translated into Russian and Chinese on the University of Notre Dame website here.
Ministers, Therapists, Grandparents: Scroll to lower on the page
NOTE: This page has MATERIAL TO DOWNLOAD and LINKS at bottom of section for FREE ONLINE CURRICULUM MATERIALS and LINKS to PUBLISHED CURRICULUM BOOKS
First, read one of these chapters that discusses ethical education and brain function applied to classrooms.
Narvaez, D. (2008). Human flourishing and moral development: Cognitive science and neurobiological perspectives on virtue development. In L. Nucci & D. Narvaez (Eds.), Handbook of Moral and Character Education (pp. 310-327). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Narvaez, D., & Bock, T. (2014). Developing expertise and moral personalities. In L. Nucci & D. Narvaez (Eds.), Handbook of Moral and Character Education (2nd ed.) (pp. 140-158). New York, NY: Routledge.
HERE ARE IDEAS AND MATERIALS PRESENTED AT WORKSHOPS:
The Classroom RAVES Model for Moral Character and Ethical Knowhow. Narvaez, D. & Bock, T. (2014). University of Notre Dame: Moral Psychology Lab.
Checklist for an Ethical and Achieving Classroom: Guidebook. Narvaez, D. (2014).University of Notre Dame: Moral Psychology Lab.
The Neurobiology of Moral Formation. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Character Education Partnership, Washington D.C.
An Integrated Approach to Virtue Education. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Character Education Partnership, Washington D.C.
Integrative Ethical Education. Narvaez, D. (2011).University of Notre Dame: Moral Psychology Lab.
Other papers that might be of interest:
Narvaez, D. (2010). Building a sustaining classroom climate for purposeful ethical citizenship. In T. Lovat and R. Toomey (Eds.), International Research Handbook of Values Education and Student Wellbeing (pp. 659-674) New York: Springer Publishing Co.
Narvaez, D. & Lapsley, D. K. (2008). Teaching moral character: Two alternatives for teacher educators. Teacher Educator, 43(2), 156-172.
FREE ONLINE CURRICULUM MATERIALS:
PUBLISHED CURRICULUM BOOKS:
Nurturing Character in the Classroom. EthEx Series, 4 books, 2009:
Other downloadable things at my website: http://www3.nd.edu/~dnarvaez/