The Character Teaching Inventory

As the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues celebrates its 10th anniversary year, this latest deeply practical research into what works in the teaching of character draws together a decade worth of research to continue to support successful character development in our schools.

The Character Teaching Inventory presents a comprehensive overview of 70 character education teaching strategies for schools to implement as part of their character education provision. It is intended both for schools who have already begun their character education journey, and for those about to begin.

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

The Character Teaching Inventory has been designed as a practical tool to accompany A Framework for Character Education in Schools (2017) which has supported practitioners in more than 10,000 schools in developing a theoretical understanding whilst also providing a shared language of character.

Based on analysis of existing insights and Jubilee Centre research conducted with over 500 teachers and character education leaders from across the UK, The Character Teaching Inventory includes multiple character-focussed approaches perceived to have had a positive impact on the character development of pupils.

This Inventory aims to guide a leadership team and encourage the use of multiple caught, taught and sought teaching strategies across a school, making more explicit the implicit aspects of character education.

This draws upon the research report, Teaching Character Education: What Works, published by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in July 2022.