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Thinking about knowledge in citizenship education - Conceptualising citizenship subject knowledge in the curriculum

In recent years, knowledge has emerged as a contentious issue for curriculum designers and teachers, in England and elsewhere. In this series of blogs Lee Jerome, an ACT Council member and Associate Professor of Education at Middlesex University, sketches out some ideas about how citizenship educators might think about knowledge - from what kinds of knowledge citizens need; how such knowledge relates to citizenship participation; and how teachers might plan for progression in knowledge and understanding. 

Thinking about knowledge in citizenship education - Looking for knowledge in the space between civics and service

In recent years, knowledge has emerged as a contentious issue for curriculum designers and teachers, in England and elsewhere. In this series of blogs Lee Jerome, an ACT Council member and Associate Professor of Education at Middlesex University, sketches out some ideas about how citizenship educators might think about knowledge - from what kinds of knowledge citizens need; how such knowledge relates to citizenship participation; and how teachers might plan for progression in knowledge and understanding. 

Thinking about knowledge in citizenship education - Knowing and doing citizenship

In recent years, knowledge has emerged as a contentious issue for curriculum designers and teachers, in England and elsewhere. In this series of blogs Lee Jerome, an ACT Council member and Associate Professor of Education at Middlesex University, will sketch out some ideas about how citizenship educators might think about knowledge - from what kinds of knowledge citizens need; how such knowledge relates to citizenship participation; and how teachers might plan for progression in knowledge and understanding. 

There is a refreshing enthusiasm about Citizenship Education in Europe

Liz Moorse is Chief Executive of ACT and has recently been appointed by the DFE as UK expert representative to the Council of Europe's new Education Policy Advice Network for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights.

A ‘Dis-service’ to Citizenship: It must be both taught and caught, learned and lived by pupils to prepare them for life in the 21st Century

David Kerr is a member of ACT Council, co-editor of the ACT Journal Teaching Citizenship and Consultant Director of Education at Young Citizens. He was Professional Officer to the Citizenship Advisory Group chaired by Professor (Sir) Bernard Crick.

A ‘Dis-service’ to Citizenship: It must be both taught and caught, learned and lived by pupils to prepare them for life in the 21st Century

Inspiring tomorrow's leaders

Alex Michaels is a Councillor on the Three Rivers District Council.

There’s a lot of debate about the state of British democracy and values at the moment, and as Chairman of Three Rivers District Council Youth Council I’ve really enjoyed seeing first-hand how engaging young people in citizenship and the role of government encourages them to take an interest and play a more active role in society.

Croydon College the first to achieve the ACT Quality Standard Award for Colleges and FE

Hans is the Vice Chair of ACT Council. He is the Head of Teacher Training at Croydon College and currently serving a secondment as the new Head of Citizenship and Progression.

For several years the ACT Quality Standard has been awarded to schools that have worked hard to embed and incorporate citizenship education. It recognises the value the subject has in the curriculum and beyond and is of particular use when Ofsted come a knocking.

Citizenship lesson plan inspiration - respecting the rights and freedoms of others

This blog was written by Victoria Marston, co-author of Citizenship Today for Edexcel GCSE 4th Edition, for the 2016 specification. It was originally published on the Collins Secondary Freedom to Teach website.

Using film to engage Citizenship pupils with difficult and controversial issues

Lorellie Canning is Head of Citizenship at St Bedes and St Joseph’s Catholic College in Bradford. She is also a member of ACT Council.

Being dyslexic I must admit that I hate reading. Perhaps this is why I can relate to students who don't read much and why I often look for film alternatives. 

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