KVE301/KVE401 Universal Human Values and Professional Ethics

Chapter 1: Understanding Value Education

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5

Appendix

Meaning of Value Education

Value means Importance, and Education means Knowledge, therefore Value Education means the Knowledge of Importance. In other words, when we get knowledge of the importance of anything, the importance of human beings, the importance of us as human beings, then we have value education.

Value education deals with what is universally valuable to us, what is conductive to our individual and collective happiness and prosperity in a sustainable way.

This definition of value education refers to it as the process that gives young people an initiation into values, giving knowledge of the rules needed to function in this mode of relating to other people and to seek the development in the student a grasp of certain underlying principles, together with the ability to apply these rules intelligently and to have the settled disposition to do so.

Difference between Value Education & Moral Education

Significance of Value Education

Value education is important to help everyone in improving the value system that he/she holds and puts it to use. Once, one has understood his/ her values in life he/she can examine and control the various choices he/she makes in his/ her life. One has to frequently uphold the various types of values in his/ her life such as cultural values, universal values, personal values, and social values.

Thus, value education is always essential to shape one’s life and to give one an opportunity of performing on the global stage. The need for value education among the parents, children, teachers, etc, is constantly increasing as we continue to witness increasing violent activities, behavioral disorders, and lack of unity in society, etc.

Value education enables us to understand our needs and visualize our goals correctly and also indicate the direction for their fulfilment. It also helps remove our confusions and contradictions and enables us to rightly utilize the technological innovations.

The Role of Value Education

Value education plays a very important role in creating a better society, more ethical organizations and groups, and better human beings. Let us take a look at how it does this:

    1. Value education can help to build human beings who possess strength, integrity, and fortitude.
    2. Value education builds the values of cooperation and peace as well as tolerance.
    3. Efficiency can step up if a person possesses the right values. This may include punctuality, keeping one’s word, professionalism, lack of bias or prejudice, etc.
    4. Value education create cordial relationships between people by encouraging the values of respect, love, and affection.
    5. Value education promote personality development and social cohesion.
    6. Value education regenerate values of national pride and integration towards nation-building.
    7. Value education build character in the young people who will lead the country in the future.
    8. Value education promote harmony between nations and creating a peaceful world order.
    9. Value education helps to identify the core universal values of:
      • Truth (Satya)
      • Righteous Conduct (Dharma)
      • Peace (Shanti)
      • Love (Prema)
      • Non-Violence (Ahimsa)
    10. Value education help to create a foundation of the quality of life and strike a balance between external and internal values.

Thus value education can play a significant role in the betterment of individuals, groups, and society at large.

Important Questions

Long Answer Type Questions

1. Why there is a need of value education?

2011 – 12 Even Sem
2013 – 14 Even Sem
2014 – 15 Even Sem
2018 – 19 Even Sem

2. What do you mean by Values or Human Values?

2016 – 17 Even Sem
2016 – 17 Even Sem Carry Over
2018 – 19 Even Sem 

Short Answer Type Questions

1. Why there is a need of value education?

2011 – 12 Even Sem
2013 – 14 Even Sem
2014 – 15 Even Sem
2018 – 19 Even Sem

2. What do you mean by Values or Human Values?

2016 – 17 Even Sem
2016 – 17 Even Sem Carry Over
2018 – 19 Even Sem 

Summarized by – Dr. Niyati Garg

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