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When does the social gap in political engagement emerge in life and can citizenship education address it?

 

When does the social gap in political engagement emerge in life and can citizenship education address it?

Jan Germen Janmaat and Bryony Hoskins

Let’s teach about the fundamental British values as citizenship concepts

Let’s teach about the fundamental British values as citizenship concepts rather than ‘promote’ them as values.
A few years ago I collaborated with ACT and the English Speaking Union on a project called The Deliberative Classroom.
Lee Jerome

Empowering young people through safe space in the classroom

Emotions have run high in the past two months as British teenagers who feel a sense of identification with, or sympathy for, the people of Palestine or Israel have naturally needed to respond to the intense emotions they are experiencing. How can schools provide the support and empowerment that these students need?
Sharon Booth, Founder & Executive Director - SNS

Conspiracy theories and the classroom 

As the American election showed, one of the biggest threats to democracy is the rise of disinformation. And the problem is not likely to go away. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the spreading of a range of disinformation, misinformation and conspiracy theories.

Pupils from Wyvern academy discuss why they chose GCSE Citizenship Studies - podcast

Daryl Henderson, Head of Citizenship at Wyvern Academy in Darlington talks with former pupils to find out why they chose GCSE Citizenship Studies as an option at key stage 4 and would they choose it if they had their time again.

Why relationships are so important in setting context and supporting learning

As I sit here on a rainy Thursday morning, enjoying a relaxing (if not a little boring) half term holiday, I can’t help but think of my fantastic students. I do miss them. I miss seeing their faces look elated when they grasp a difficult concept, I miss hearing them laugh at my terrible attempts to draw a map of the UK under the visualiser and most of all, I miss hearing them debating with each other, using all of their newly found knowledge and emotion!

Political literacy or a subterfuge to escape nasty politics

So wrote the late Professor Sir Bernard Crick architect of the Citizenship curriculum introduced into secondary schools in 2002. I worked with Bernard at the Department for Education and Employment where he was David Blunkett’s Special Adviser for Citizenship.

Women's Resistance in the UK - British Library and ACT

A Map of Women’s resistance in the UK 

Explore women’s rights with the British Library’s map of women’s resistance in the UK and ACT’s accompanying Citizenship lesson activities.

Lessons are organised into three themes:

Teaching Media Literacy in Citizenship

his article from Liz Moorse is helpful in framing the discussion in this special edition and emphasising the importance of media literacy for citizenship teachers. Liz demonstrates how access to media (and media literacy) is a right of all children and then illustrates how this has featured within the Citizenship curriculum, from its inception in 2002 to current Citizenship curriculum, GCSE specifications and RSE and Health Education requirements. Liz Moorse is ACT’s Chief Executive.

The Five Nations 20th Anniversary in Belfast

The Five Nations 20th Anniversary in Belfast

by Camilla Bell-Davies

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