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Character & Citizenship

Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) in Ai Tong School

The goal of CCE is to inculcate values and build competencies in our students to develop them to be good individuals and useful citizens.

CCE is central to the Framework for 21st Century Competencies and Student Outcomes. It emphasises the interconnectedness of the core values, social and emotional competencies and civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills that are critical for character and citizenship development of our students. (See figure below)


Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) forms the next layer of the framework. It is the acquisition of skills needed to recognise and manage emotions, develop care and concern for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships and handle challenging situations effectively. SEL is a critical part of our students’ learning to prepare them to live and work as adults in the 21st Century. SEL is taught within the Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) curriculum in schools. Together with the Core Values, SEL form an integral part of MOE’s Framework for 21st Century Competencies and Student Outcomes.