Citizenship education develops students’ capacity to value different perspectives. It builds their sense of agency and supports them to become responsible, active citizens.
Citizenship education research
Beyond the 3R’s: Competencies that matter
Developing competencies in the domains of health, creativity, citizenship, and social-emotional learning provides students with the skills they need to live happy, healthy, economically secure, civically engaged lives.
Measuring What Matters: Citizenship competencies
As part of our Measuring What Matters initiative, we have developed a list of foundational skills/competencies in citizenship education.
Measuring What Matters: Competencies in the classroom
This report includes preliminary findings from the Measuring What Matters field trials taking place in 26 schools across 7 Ontario school boards.
Measuring What Matters: Citizenship Domain
Dr. Alan Sears of the University of New Brunswick examines why citizenship is a core value for long term success for students and a cohesive, democratic society.
Measuring What Matters: Moving from theory to practice
An overview of the work done to explore the relationship between the domains and education policy and curriculum in Ontario, and plans for the field trials to take place in Ontario schools.
Measuring What Matters: Beyond the 3Rs
A summary of the findings from the initial public consultations and an outline of the work done to identify the five domain areas and conditions for quality learning environments.
Broader measures of success: Measuring what matters in education
The launch report for Measuring What Matters, a project proposing five dimensions of learning that, alongside academic achievement, might be part of a more comprehensive set of indicators of success.
Alan Sears on citizenship education
Listen to Dr. Alan Sears, our lead researcher on citizenship education, speaking at our 2015 conference.
Citizenship education in the news
Insights for system change
How can our public education system support students' development of competencies in creativity, citizenship, health, and social-emotional learning?
Measuring What Matters: A field guide to field trials
For the past three years, People for Education has been engaged in a project to develop broader goals and measures of success in education.
Beyond Rocket Science: Meeting the Challenge of Educating Citizens for a Complex World
Dr. Alan Sears talks about the importance of citizenship education.