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We are in the process of preparing briefing papers to support citizenship subject mentors. These briefing notes will cover:

  • Citizenship, partnership and the implications for the QTT standards for training citizenship teachers
  • The mentor’s training role (development of subject knowledge, teaching and learning, Citizenship and ICT, creating individualised learning programmes)
  • The mentor’s management role (timetables and wider curricular experiences, cross-curricular citizenship, transition issues)
  • Helping beginning teachers to assess citizenship
  • The assessment of beginning teachers
  • Sources of support and further information

Mentors attending the mentor conference on October 11th 2004 will be able to evaluate the draft materials.

A table of contents for each paper is shown below. Each table has links to section headings within the PDF versions of the papers.

Teacher Mentor Documents/Papers

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Mentor documents

Title

Author

Institution

Date


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The Assessment of Trainees in Citizenship
Janet Palmer
Manchester Metropolitan University
30/04/2005
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Introduction the series of Mentor Briefing Papers
Peter Brett
St Martin's College, Lancaster
08/12/2004
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School-Based Citizenship Training
Peter Brett
St Martin's College, Lancaster
28/11/2004
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Assessment of Pupils in Citizenship
Peter Brett
St Martin's College, Lancaster
28/11/2004
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The Management Role of the Citizenship Mentor
Janet Palmer
Manchester Metropolitan University
14/10/2004

Contents of the Mentor Briefing Papers

Title Paper 1 : Introduction
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Title Paper 2 : School-Based Citizenship Training
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Developing subject knowledge

Developing Citizenship teaching and learning
- What does a good Citizenship lesson 'starter' look like ?
- What kind of prior knowledge and experience of Citizenship from KS2 can trainees count upon when planning lessons for Y7 classes ?
- What constitutes a good Citizenship enquiry question ?
- How can you help trainees to move from planning individual lessons to planning sequences of lessons ?
- How groupwork and active learning is organised in Citizenship lessons
- How discussion, debating and presentation skills can be developed
- How pupils develop research skills
- How the trainee addresses the teaching of controversial issues
- How you might structure extended writing in a Citizenship context

 
Title The Management Role of the Citizenship Mentor
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Timetabling

Breadth and depth of trainee experiences

Transition issues

Citizenship across the curriculum

 
Title Paper 4 : The Assessment of Pupils in Citizenship
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Context

Ten reasons why beginning teachers of Citizenship find it a particular challenge to provide evidence of meeting the QTT Standards in relation to assessment

Addressing Citizenship and Assessment within the college-based component of a training course

Addressing Citizenship and Assessment in a school-based context and thinking through strategies to improve both practice and training in this area
- Overview - What is being assessed ?
- How might achievements be reported on ?
- Assessing Citizenship across the curriculum
- Supporting and structuring ëactiveí citizenship project work and developing self- and peer assessment
- Encouraging a variety of assessment practices and activities
- Involving colleagues as allies

 
Title Paper 5 : The Assessment of Trainees in Citizenship
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Context
Recruitment and selection of trainees
Assessing trainees in the classroom
Cross Curricular approaches - is it citizenship ?

 

 

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