The Deliberative Classroom: Topical Debating Resources and Teacher Guidance
The Deliberative Classroom is a project to support teachers to lead knowledge based discussions and debates with students on topical issues relating to fundamental British values (democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs), citizenship and equality.
This project comprises of:
Two Debate Resource packs have been developed on different themes to support teachers in developing their subject knowledge and to further exmplify using deliberative discussion and debate in the classroom.
The debate resources have been written and developed by the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT), Middlesex University and the English Speaking Union (ESU).
The three films and the 'Religious Freedom' teaching pack have been developed with support from the Department for Education (DfE).