Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School
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Praise for previous editions…
'A comprehensive and illuminating resource on both citizenship and citizenship education.'
– David Hicks, Times Educational Supplement
What is the role of citizenship? How can it be taught effectively?
Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School is an essential resource for students training to teach citizenship in the secondary school as well as teachers of citizenship looking for fresh ideas and guidance. Written by leading experts in the field, the book is underpinned by the latest research and theory and explores a variety of inspirational approaches to teaching and learning in a subject which provides a critical underpinning to the whole school curriculum.
This new, third edition has been comprehensively updated and restructured to emphasise the role of citizenship across the curriculum, exploring a wider range of subjects including geography, modern foreign languages, mathematics and science.
Key topics include:
- historical origins and contemporary contexts
- developing subject knowledge and skills of enquiry
- effective lesson plans, schemes of work and assessment
- citizenship beyond the classroom: community-based work and learning outdoors
- citizenship across the curriculum: English, drama and media; history, geography and religious education; modern foreign languages; mathematics and science; and RE
- research in citizenship.
Including key objectives and chapter summaries, together with carefully developed tasks to support your own professional development, Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School is designed to develop theoretically informed good practice in citizenship education. It is a source of support, guidance and creative ideas for all training citizenship teachers and those teaching the subject as non-specialists, and offers specialists new insight into this crucial subject.
Table of Contents
Citizenship: historical origins and contemporary contexts
1. A history of citizenship in Britain
2. Defining Citizenship Education
3. Citizenship in the National Curriculum
Learning to teach citizenship
4 A framework for beginning to teach citizenship
Ben Hammond and Jeremy Hayward
5. Developing subject knowledge in citizenship
Liz West with Liam Gearon
6 Developing skills of enquiry
Hilary Cremin and Paul Warwick
7 Discussion in citizenship
Ted Huddleston and Don Rowe
8 Planning lessons and schemes of work in citizenship
Sandie Llewellin with Liam Gearon
9 Assessing citizenship
10 Assessment of Citizenship
Citizenship beyond the classroom
11 Politics and pedagogy: citizenship beyond the classroom
12 Citizenship and Active Participation
13 The citizenship curriculum de-schooled
Citizenship across the curriculum
14 Citizenship making links with English
15 Citizenship making links with history
16 Citizenship making links with religious education
17 Citizenship education: religious, ethnic and cultural dimensions
18 Citizenship and geography
19 Citizenship making links with foreign language teaching
20 Citizenship and science
21 Educating for citizenship in school mathematics
Researching citizenship: local, national and international contexts
22 Learning for Cosmopolitan citizenship: theoretical debates and young people’s experiences
Audrey Osler and Hugh Starkey
23 Researching citizenship at national, regional and international levels: frames of reference, findings and debates
Liam Gearon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK. He is also Adjunct Professor, Australian Catholic University, and Conjoint Professor, Newcastle University, Australia.