The University for Humanistic Studies Utrecht is a national public university, inspired by humanist values (www.uvh.nl). The University has a central position in the Netherlands in teaching and research about living in a pluralist and democratic society, its civil institutions, and its caring and educational institutes and professions.
The research group has a lot of experience in research (both quantitative and qualitative research) in moral and citizenship education. Research on different pedagogical goals of teachers, curriculum development, their methodology, students’ learning and students’ moral and citizenship development. Several review studies have been done on practices, conceptual frameworks, and teachers’ professional development. The group participates in two international studies. The RIAIPE3 project with Latin America Universities on equity and social cohesion. The European review study on participatory citizenship in the European Union.
The main task of this team is to contribute to the development of the conceptual framework of SSIBL, in WP1. In particular regarding the theory and practice of critical-democratic citizenship development. In the analyses of the developed pedagogy and curricula examples the focuses are on the contribution of SSIBL to citizenship education and citizenship development.