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ACT Citizenship CPD - Module 7 Political literacy

Becoming politically literate is a key aim of citizenship education. Professor (Sir) Bernard Crick wrote, "We aim at no less than a change in the political culture of this country both nationally and locally: for people to think of themselves as active citizens, willing, able and equipped to have influence in public life." (The Advisor Group Report on Citizenship and Teaching Democracy in Schools, QCA 1998). The purpose of this module is to help teachers become confident with teaching this essential aspect of the subject. DOWNLOAD HERE.

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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