"Unless knowledge is transformed into wisdom, and wisdom is expressed in character; education is a wasteful process."
Our goal is a new world of learning based on the compelling truth that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race. It's a world of creativity, inspiration, and ambition informed by evidence and experience.
It's a world where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills. It's a world where innovation is the rule, not the exception. It's a world where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social and emotional learning, and access to new technology. It's a world where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered with a shared vision to change education for the better.
We call this place FOM, and we provide not just the vision for this new world of learning but the information and community connections to make it a reality.
In particular, in the 21st century, we believe three skills are fundamental
The ability to find fact-based
The ability to assess the quality of information
The ability to creatively and effectively use the information to accomplish the goal
K-12 Character Education & Social Emotional Learning
FOR GRADES K-3
FOR GRADES K-5
What is character education?
Character education helps children and youth become:
Why character education?
Many people are concerned about the breakdown in the healthy moral development of children. Increases in delinquency, pregnancies, violence and substance abuse continue to climb among adolescents. Surveys have shown astonishingly high levels of cheating, lying, stealing and drunken driving among teens and young adults. Adults clearly need to do a better job of teaching and modeling high standards of behavior in the family, school and community.
FOR GRADES 4-8
FOR GRADES 5-9
FOR GRADES 7-12
FOR GRADES 9-12
The Learning Outcomes (LO) of Character Education is a method that aid in measuring what we want students to learn and attain.
The core values are embedded in the following eight LO:
LO1 to LO4
Depicts different aspects of character building that are interrelated and feature social and emotional competencies.
LO5 to LO8
These outcomes are guided by key tenets of Character Education in accordance with the attributes of citizenship such as identity, culture, and active, responsible engagement as a member of society.
Acquire self-awareness and apply self-management skills to achieve personal wellbeing and effectiveness.
Act with integrity and make responsible decisions that uphold moral principals
Acquire social awareness and apply interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive relationships based on mutual respect.
Be resilient and have the ability to turn challenges into oppertunities.
Take pride in the national identity, have sense of beloning to the nation and be committed to nation building.
Value the country's socio-cultural diversity and promote social cohesion and harmony.
Care for others and contribute actively to the progress of the community and nation.
Reflect on and respond to community, national and global issues, as an informed and responsible citizen.