Teaching Values at the College Level





Gagnon, Richard
Pouliot, Chantal
Potvin, Catherine
Blouin, Guy
Bouffard, Dominic
Deschênes, Alain
Giroux, Denis
Marcoux, Marie-Michèle
Panci, Marika

In the present social and academic climate, there exists an increasing commitment by CEGEPs to giving meaning to technical training by teaching the values associated with a trade and simultaneously treating academic success as a personal undertaking. In this context, under a partnership between Cégep Limoilou and Laval University, concrete classroom activities were developed for the teaching of entrepreneurial values within technical training. This article presents one of those activities, “Ça me tient à cœur!” (“It Really Matters To Me”), which was devised with a view to fostering the acquisition of entrepreneurial values in a sustainable development perspective. In the article, we present the activity’s purposes and procedures and the results of a classroom trial. While it was carried out in the context of a specific technical program, namely Building Services Engineering, this activity is nevertheless transferable to any CEGEP program whose goals include values development or civics education. Finally, the article briefly describes three other activities aiming at students’ development of systems of values.


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