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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.

Effective Active Citizenship - GCSE Campaigns

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.

As a citizenship teacher I always try to find an active link to topics we are studying. In year 7, students write letters to our MP and local council on a variety of issues such as tackling knife crime, the use of child soldiers and other problems within the local community which concern them.

A new year full of exciting opportunities for our Citizenship students and teachers

Emily Bowyer is Head of Citizenship & PSHE at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

Why GCSE Citizenship Studies is so important to our pupils and schools

Our guest bloggers speak out on why GCSE Citizenship Studies is so important to their pupils and schools

'The chair of governors came and congratulated me in person'

Last year, the school I was teaching at was going through a tough time. The senior leadership team had left at Easter, leaving a new team from a multi-academy trust to take over, not knowing the school or students. Results dropped hugely across the school, but my subject, citizenship, held its own. 

Gender Politics at the National Portrait Gallery

There are good opportunities to explore Gender Politics at the National Portrait Gallery at the moment. Leaving the sumptuous Vogue exhibition aside for the moment, hurry to the second floor for the superb one room exhibition Exposed: The Naked Portrait.

Simply displayed, the exhibition makes its point - bodies come in all shapes and sizes and beauty has no relation to age and size!

Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne - exhibition reviews

There are two exhibitions at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne that are of interest to citizenship teachers and may well be worth a trip to the seaside.

Recording Britain
Organised by the V&A | exhibition runs until 2 May 2016

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