Poll on social and civic competences - Results

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When we speak about social and civic competences, we refer to democratic values, attitudes and practices which make up the culture of democracy. Many people regard these competences as an essential element of the school curriculum.

Social competence can be defined as personal, interpersonal and intercultural skills equipping individuals to participate in a constructive way in social life. Civic competence enables individuals to fully participate in civic life, promoting democratic values, attitudes and practices. (Source: Key competences for lifelong learning)

Results (N=157)

1. A structured approach to developing student social and civic competences should start at school from the following age:

  • 6 – 8 
  • 8 – 10 
  • 10 – 12 
  • 12 – 14 
  • 14 – 16 

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2. In my school or region, social and civic competences are mostly being taught 

  • through a special subject (e.g. citizenship)
  • through the humanities (e.g. philosophy, history, languages, etc.)
  • across the whole curriculum
  • Not taught at all.

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3. I think social and civic competences should be mostly taught 

  • through a special subject (e.g. citizenship)
  • through the humanities (e.g. philosophy, history, languages, etc.)
  • across the whole curriculum
  • Not taught at all.

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4. In the schools in my region, students participate in debating, councils, or structured decision-making from the following age:

  • 6 – 8 
  • 8 – 10 
  • 10 – 12 
  • 12 – 14 
  • 14 – 16 
  • Not at all

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5. In the schools in my region, valuing cultural diversity is part of teaching social and civic competences.

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree

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6. I believe that valuing cultural diversity is an essential part of teaching social and civic competences.

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree

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