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Character Teaching Inventory

The Character Teaching Inventory, based on research conducted by The Jubilee Centre of Character & Virtues at the University of Birmingham, has been designed as a practical tool to accompany A Framework for Character Education in Schools (2017).  It presents a comprehensive overview of 70 character teaching strategies for schools to implement as part of their character education provision.  

The aim of the inventory is to make the implicit aspects of character education, which are often already present, more explicit, whilst also providing suggestions of new strategies. 


Character Caught Character Taught Character Sought
Character can be caught through a positive school community, formational relationships, and a clear ethos. Character education can be taught through the curriculum using teaching and learning strategies, activities, and resources. Character can be sought through chosen experiences that occur within and outside of the formal curriculum.

The Character Teaching Inventory