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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. 

A View on the ACT National Conference 2017

Greg Dawson is a Citizenship teacher at Garth Hill College.

On Tuesday 4 July, I attended the ACT National Conference at Middlesex University. As my first piece of non-compulsory CPD (just finishing my NQT year), I really wasn’t too sure what to expect, however I found the conference incredibly useful and interesting. The day was broken up into a number of different style events, including keynote addresses, sofa conversations with Q&As and workshops.

Active citizenship is good for your mental health

Kevin Walker is principal examiner for Global Citizenship at A level and a member of ACT council. He is also a doctoral student at the University of Plymouth reflecting on the role of educators in developing active citizenship.

The ACT Building Resilience Project - A Case Study

Scott Amott is Head of Citizenship and PFL at Heanor Gate Science College. This article was first published in the Autumn 2016 issue of ACT's journal 'Teaching Citizenship'.

Can Schools Make Society More Cohesive?

Guest blogger Loic Menzies is Director of LKMco, the education and youth 'think and action-tank', and a Tutor for Canterbury Christ Church University’s Faculty of Education.


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