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ACT Citizenship CPD - Module 25 Cross-Curricular Citizenship

When Citizenship was introduced in 2002, schools were advised to do an audit of where they were already teaching Citizenship. So some schools looked across their curriculum and said, "We do a bit on democracy in History, we develop communication skills in Drama and we have an after school Duke of Edinburgh Club so we do Citizenship!" Unfortunately this illustrates a common misunderstanding of what ‘counts’ as Citizenship. However, Citizenship 'only counts' if Citizenship knowledge, skills and ideally action are planned and taught. This module can be downloaded here. CROSS-CURRICULAR CITIZENSHIP

ACT have developed a range of CPD modules to support the training and development of all those engaged in teaching citizenship. Each module has the same structure with:

  • an introductory task
  • two main activities and a plenary; and
  • a supporting PowerPoint presentation and resources.

The modules are intended to be delivered in a three-hour session or twilight CPD session, but can easily be adapted if you have less time available.

It is recommended that you select a group of modules relevant to your setting and deliver them on a regular basis for example once a term or half term.

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