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Working with and learning from two very established organisations, Newseum and PBS.

Citizenship Teacher Sera Shortland reporting on day two of the Media Literacy Educators' Exchange Programme, working with and learning from two very established organisations, Newseum and PBS. 

Citizenship and me

My experience with Citizenship education started in Year 7 at secondary school. I instantly connected with the subject, so much so that I chose Citizenship as one of my GCSE options and after three years of studying it, obtained an A grade. This allowed me to further my citizenship education at A-Level where I obtained a B grade.

Thinking about knowledge in citizenship education - The perils of content coverage in the GCSE course

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 - Progression in citizenship teaching

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 - Progression in citizenship learning

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. 

Giving Young People a Voice

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

I’ve now chaired Three Rivers District Council's Youth Council for just over a year, and it’s amazing how much you can achieve working with young people in such a short amount of time. Since having our first meeting in October 2017, the fifteen schools we have worked with have impressed us no end with the progress they have made in the community projects we discussed less than three terms ago.

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.

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