Evaluating of citizenship competencies

The evaluation of learning activities in the context of active citizenship is primarily aimed at learning. Citizenship competences should therefore be subject to a broad evaluation. On this page we collect sources on the evaluation of civic competences (in reception education).

We do not want to separate the evaluation of citizenship competences from the coaching of young people to reflect on their growth. On this page, we have compiled a number of sources relating to the coaching of young people in reflection and the methodology ‘Missing Link’ that Arktos developed and uses to map out the growth in competencies with young people in a socially vulnerable position. With the ‘evoluator’ in the competency range, which was based on the evoluator in the ‘Missing Link’ methodology, we are making an initial effort, together with pupils in reception education, to gain insight into their starting situation and the growth in citizenship competencies. It is an instrument to reflect and to show the broad outlines of growth. However, the evoluator should not be seen as the only form of evaluation of citizenship competences in reception education.

Active citizenship can manifest itself in many ways at school. It is not desirable to provide an evaluation for every activity, project or lesson. The development of citizenship competences requires time and practice. In addition, learning activities in the context of Active Citizenship can lead to unpredictable and sometimes elusive learning activities. “Not everything that counts, can be counted”.