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.

chapter |4 pages


The objectives

chapter 1|9 pages

Reflective teaching, reflective learning

Thinking about Citizenship

chapter 2|9 pages

Reflective teaching and controversial issues

What is a controversial issue?

chapter 3|14 pages

Developing discussion

Why use discussion?

chapter 4|16 pages

Thinking through debate

Why debate?

chapter 5|15 pages

Investigating Citizenship

Why investigate?

chapter 6|17 pages

Role play: using perspectives

Using perspectives Why use role play?

chapter 7|12 pages

Group work: strategies and outcomes

Strategies and outcomes Why work in groups?

chapter 8|16 pages

Thoughtful presentations

Why use presentations?

chapter 9|14 pages

Learning with simulations

Why use simulations?

chapter 10|11 pages

Informing and communicating with technology

Why ICT and Citizenship?

chapter 11|10 pages

Participation in Citizenship

Why participate?

chapter 12|16 pages

Citizenship and the whole school

Status for Citizenship