1st Edition

Learning Citizenship Practical Teaching Strategies for Secondary Schools

By Paul Clarke, Jenny Wales Copyright 2005
    184 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Citizenship curriculum aims to help young people to participate more fully in society through the development of a range of relevant skills and knowledge. This book shows how a variety of teaching strategies can be used to teach citizenship skills across a range of curriculum subjects as well as in Citizenship lessons themselves. Topics covered include:

    • developing discussion
    • thinking through debate
    • addressing controversial issues
    • investigating citizenship
    • learning through role play
    • working in groups
    • learning with simulations
    • participation.

    A lively and practical book which will be invaluable to student teachers and their trainers, Citizenship co-ordinators in schools and advisors across the country. It combines issues of pedagogy with real classroom experiences and demonstrates just how students learn from different teaching strategies.

    Introduction 1. Reflective teaching: reflective learning 2. Reflective teaching and controversial issues 3. Developing discussion 4. Thinking through debate 5. Investigating Citizenship 6. Role play: using perspectives 7. Group work: strategies and outcomes 8. Thoughtful presentations 9. Learning with simulations 10. Informing and communicating with technology 11. Participating in Citizenship 12. Citizenship and the whole school


    Jenny Wales is currently Director of Education for Citizenship at the Nuffield Foundation and Chair of Examiners for Edexcel. Paul Clarke teaches Citizenship and general professional issues as well as Business and Economics to PGCE students at University College Worcester.