NPDL Citizenship

New Pedagogies

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed, that's all who ever have." Margaret Mead

Professional Learning: Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future, UNESCO

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Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future is a multimedia professional learning module for primary and secondary teachers about building a sustainable future at the local level. It focuses on four main activities: investigating the urban transformation; reviewing and reporting on sustainable community indicators; analysing four community case studies; and thinking about comprehensive plans for sustainable community development.

Undertake professional learning to develop skills on sustainability.

Consider the following:

  • Are there themes in the Contemporary Issues module that could be incorporated into your classes?
  • Can you incorporate some of the Teaching and Learning Strategies in your classroom practice?

Professional Learning: Association for Citizenship Teaching

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Association for Citizenship Teaching is a UK site promotes and supports citizenship education. It contains journals, teaching and assessment resources and news items relating to citizenship.

Explore the website to find resources on developing character as well as academic skills.

Consider the following:

  • Are there resources that could be used in your classroom?
  • Visit the Journals section of the site. What journals can you find that might be worth following?

Read: Building global citizenship

Access the article at Curriculum and Leadership Journal: Building global citizenship.

This article argues a case in favour of teaching citizenship to prepare our students to participate actively in community life.

Read the article on the benefits of teaching citizenship.

Consider the following:

  • What are your ideas on this?
  • Do you think citizenship and global education should be explicitly taught or integrated into other learning areas that exist within the curriculum?

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