Time-saving creativity

When cleaning up, I came across a drawing that I must have made around the age of 16. The assignment was to draw a messy antique store and I went to work enthusiastically (see bottom left of the drawing). But soon I saw that I had started too small so that the drawing would never […]

Benefit performance for young homeless people

Sound of Balance, YourS, Londonhaze en gasten gaven op zaterdag 23 maart van 20:30-01.00 uur een benefiet concert in Art Cafe SamSam for young homeless people in Apeldoorn. The evening started with intense listening music from the vocal/piano duo Soundofbalance.nl. After that YourS played with self-written songs in a mix of soul, funk, blues and […]

Paper accepted for the Association for Moral Education

The Virtues Mirror is a questionnaire for online self-evaluation of moral behaviour. The questionnaire approaches virtues as state (not trait) to promote practicing virtues. The preliminary conclusion is that the questionnaire offers a good starting point for moral development. Theunissen, N.C.M. (2018) The Virtues Mirror: a new online self-evaluation questionnaire to support moral development. Paper […]

The Virtues Mirror is fully operational.

Status update at ResearchGate.net The Virtues Mirror: a new online self-evaluation questionnaire to support moral development. The Virtues Mirror (in Dutch: Deugdenspiegel) is fully operational. Data-collection for validation and reliability tests is running in a convenience sample of people joining the MyVirtues website (in Dutch: MijnDeugden.nl). The questionnaire is created based on a scientific literature […]

Negotiating with yourself: Don’t!

Negotiating with yourself = telling yourself that you don’t have to implement your good intentions for reasons that are clear to you. These were your own good plans, right? So: negotiating with yourself? DON’T! Does this sounds familiar: you have made a good intention and when the time comes, you convince yourself that you don’t […]

MyVirtues status update

Status update at ResearchGate.net Virtues for the 21th century: moral competences and moral development using ubiquitous learning Goal: Open any newspaper and you’ll see that society can use more virtuous behavior. However, virtues are often considered ‘old fashioned’ and people do not relate them to their (working)life. Therefore, the project MijnDeugden.nl (Dutch for MyVirtues.nl) is […]

Paper accepted: Interdisciplinary Conference on Character and Virtues

This presentation reports about the first phase of the development of a virtues self-evaluation instrument: a search for virtues relevant for the 21th century professional. Theunissen, N. C. M. (2016). Virtues for the 21th century professional. Presentation at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Character and Virtues in the Professions, June 2-4 2016, University of Birmingham, UK, […]

Classical wisdom for the 21sth century

Sorry, not translated yet, please use your browser’s instant translation option or sent me a request for translation Misschien heb je MijnDeugden.nl in ontwikkeling gezien. Hoog tijd om hier eens wat meer over te vertellen. Update 2019: Op 4 juni is de MijnDeugden website opnieuw gelanceerd onder de naam MooierMens.app (lees hier wat er is veranderd). […]

Workshop “Professionally preparing for the future”

Sorry, not translated yet, please use your browser’s instant translation option or sent me a request for translation De wereld verandert en ze verandert snel: van communicatiemakers wordt verwacht dat ze in hetzelfde tempo mee veranderen. En dat terwijl niemand precies weet wat de toekomst zal brengen. De onbekende toekomst vraagt daarom om mensen die flexibel […]

Workshop Virtues at Permanent Beta Festival

Sorry, not translated yet, please use your browser’s instant translation option or sent me a request for translation Deze keer geen overwegingen maar een stukje reclame. Binnenkort (ergens tussen 9 en 12 september, zodra ik meer weet weten jullie het ook) geef ik een nieuwe workshop rondom Deugden: Ook als het moeilijk wordt het ‘juiste’ […]