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VotesforSchools - Post-16 Resources (18/01/2017)

VotesforSchools have launched a new platform offering an engaging solution to Citizenship and British Values at 16+. Each week students debate, then vote on a topical issue. The results are then published- hugely raising the profile of young people's voice. Ready to go resources are available for tutors each week, and the college's results provide instant evidence to Ofsted of quality delivery. For a free 4 week trial please contact penny@votesforschools.com quoting citized.

Active Citizens FE (02/11/2015)

Active Citizens FE iis a community interest company. Founders, Bernadette Joslin, Helen Murray and Rob Pope have a passionate belief in the value of active citizenship education for all young people, their learning organisations and society as a whole. For more details visit http://www.activecitizensfe.org.uk/index.html

PhD Studentships, University of Aberdeen (03/02/2014)

PhD Studentships starting in September 2014 are eing offered by the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law at the University of Aberdeen. For more details visit www.abdn.ac.uk/cisrul

National Citizen Service (09/07/2013)

The Government's flagship youth programme the National Citizen Service will be running again this year. For more details, visit http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/.

Research Office Post (17/10/2012)

Colleagues may be interested in a research office post being adverised by the Institute of Education, University of London, to support an EU funded project to develop citizenship education in the Lebanon. The closing date is November 7th 2012 and more details can be found at http://jobs.ioe.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=7AC-CLCPA-5223.

Launch of a New National Network (21/09/2011)

A new national network for Post-16 Citizenship education - Active Citizens FE - has been launched. Offering a range of services, including a number of free to download resources. For more details visit the network's website at http://www.activecitizensfe.org.uk/index.html.

National Citizen Service Starts (07/07/2011)

This summer sees the start of the National Citizen Service pilot projects. For more information and for links to the pilot projects across the country click here.

AQA A-Level Citizenship Studies (01/04/2011)

Growing numbers of students are taking the AQA A-Level Citizenship Studies course. For more details, visit the AQA A-Level Citizenship Studies website.

Two Interpretations of the aims of citizenship education (13/10/2009)

A new student essay contrasting two interpretations of the aims of citizenship education (CE), introduced as a compulsory component of the National Curriculum at key stages 3 and 4 in September 2002 can be found at: http://www.citized.info/?strand=2&r_menu=sr

Oxfam News and Resources (24/09/2009)

For further information on Oxfam Information and Resources click this link

Citizenship and Wellbeing Masters Course (11/06/2009)

There is a new Citizenship and Wellbeing Masters course at Cambridge University.  If you are interested you need to sign up before the end of June. For more information click the following link or email Hilary Cremin: hc331@cam.ac.uk

 http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/graduate/masters/courses/routes/cws.html

 

Sharing Information (19/05/2009)

Sharing information in the Post-16 ITE community (19/06/2008) If you have relevant information you would like to share about Citizenship Education in the Post-16 or 14-19 sector, please contact the Administrator of citizED Roma Woodward by email: roma.woodward@canterbury.ac.uk.

Raising Funds for Active Citizenship Projects (18/11/2008)

We would like to bring your attention to a document which set-out potential sources of funding for active citizenship projects with learners. The document provides information regarding a number of organisations that are offering funds to young people to carry out well thought out and well planned active citizenship projects. The organisations have different criteria, but the one thing they have in common is that they all require young people to be at the heart of the project planning and delivery.

http://www.citized.info/pdf/external/Raising Funds For Active Citizenship Projects _2_.pdf

QIA Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme Events (02/09/2008)

The QIA Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme has a number of free post-16 citizenship training days on offer during October and November 2008 throughout England. Event titles include ‘The Beginners Guide to Post-16 Citizenship', ‘Promoting Community Cohesion Through Active Citizenship' and ‘Happy Planet: Sustainable Development and Citizenship Education'. The events offer an excellent opportunity to consider the relevance of post-16 citizenship to 14-19 education developments, explore approaches to citizenship teaching and learning and select relevant resources for use in your own organisation.

For more details and to register your place, visit http://www.post16citizenship.org/events/

Engaging Post 16 students with controversial Issues (19/07/2008)

The Post-16 Strand co-ordinators would like to bring attention to an article by Vanessa Andreotti and Paul Warwick. In this article, the authors present an innovative dialogue based approach to engaging Post 16 students with controversial issues in Citizenship Education (CE). This is based upon their involvement in two inter-related initiatives; Open Space for Dialogue and Enquiry (OSDE) and Learning about Others Learning about Ourselves (LAO)".

http://www.citized.info/pdf/commarticles/Post-16%20Paul%20Warwick.doc

Mulberry Youth Conference -- Thursday, April 3rd (07/03/2008)

The 7th annual Mulberry International Youth Conference will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Mulberry School for Girls in Whitechapel, East London. The conference is Open to delegations of 20-25 students from years 11-13. For more information or to register for the conference, please see our website: www.mulyouth.org.uk. The key theme this year will be "One World/One London", with a particular focus on sustainability, community cohesion, and youth engagement. True to its title this year's conference will be drawing students from across the UK and abroad. Speakers will include include Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty, environmentalist Rob Hopkins, and many more, soon to be announced.

Consultation on the Role of Further Education Providers in Promoting Community Cohesion, Fostering Shared Values and Preventing Violent Extremism (03/03/2008)

 

 

The Department for Innovation Universities and Skills are holding a series of consultation workshops around the country to discuss our proposals on the role of FE providers in promoting community cohesion, fostering shared values and preventing violent extremism. The dates and venues (with main speakers) are:

• 5 March - Birmingham (Sophia Din, Equality and Diversity Manager, Bradford College)
• 11 March - London (Bill Rammell for DIUS and Vicki Fagg, Principal, College of North West London)

Details of these with the registration form is on www.livegroup.co.uk/collegecohesion

 

Mulberry Youth Conference -- Thursday, April 3rd. (25/02/2008)

The 7th annual Mulberry International Youth Conference will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Mulberry School for Girls in Whitechapel, East London. The conference is Open to delegations of 20-25 students from years 11-13. For more information or to register for the conference, please see our website: www.mulyouth.org.uk. The key theme this year will be "One World/One London", with a particular focus on sustainability, community cohesion, and youth engagement. True to its title this year's conference will be drawing students from across the UK and abroad. Speakers will include include Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty, environmentalist Rob Hopkins, and many more, soon to be announced.

Engaging Post 16 students with controversial Issues (12/02/2008)

"The Post-16 Strand co-ordinators would like to bring attention to an article by Vanessa Andreotti and Paul Warwick. In this article, the authors present an innovative dialogue based approach to engaging Post 16 students with controversial issues in Citizenship Education (CE). This is based upon their involvement in two inter-related initiatives; Open Space for Dialogue and Enquiry (OSDE) and Learning about Others Learning about Ourselves (LAO)".  http://www.citized.info/pdf/commarticles/Post-16%20Paul%20Warwick.doc

Conference -Learning Democracy by Doing - Alternative Practices in Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy (14/01/2008)

OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS  - An international conference

organized by the Transformative Learning Centre (TLC), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT) October 16-18, 2008. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Canada Registration Fees - Early Registration (before July 31, 2008) - Regular CDN $120
- Students: CDN $60 Late Registration (after August 1, 2008):
- Regular CDN $180 - Students: CDN $90

Important Dates - - Deadline for submissions of abstracts: February 1, 2008
- Deadline for submission of papers: July 31, 2008
- Deadline for early registration: July 31, 2008
- Conference dates: October 16-18, 2008.

Please submit your abstract by email in the body of the message to:Nelson Rosales, TLC 2008 conference coordinator tlc2008@oise.utoronto.ca

LSN Launch of New Materials (14/01/2008)

The LSN Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme has announced the launch of a new pack of materials entitled ‘Moving forward together: citizenship learning for community cohesion'. The launch will take place in London on February 8th 2008. The new pack builds on the recommendations of the diversity and citizenship curriculum review led by Sir Keith Ajegbo and ‘Our shared future', the report of the Commission on Integration and Cohesion. The materials in the new pack focus on ways of approaching these issues with learners in all post-16 education and training contexts. Further details are available in the event programme http://www.lsneducation.org.uk/events/files/flyers/2458_P.pdf.

To book please follow the link to event booking https://www.lsneducation.org.uk/user/bookevent.aspx?ev…

EurOpinions – LSN Young People’s Events (11/10/2007)

The LSN are offering two exciting opportunities for young people to find out about how Europe works in a fun and interesting way. Learners will be able to have their say on important issues and hear the views of local elected Members of the European Parliament. The LSN are running the two events on behalf of the European Parliament UK Office. One will take place in Norwich on Saturday 24 November and one in Exeter on Friday 7 December. For more information visit http://www.lsneducation.org.uk/news/index.aspx?ID=4068&back=/News/..

Teaching the global dimension: Key principles and Effective Practice - Book Review (24/09/2007)

A textbook written by David Hicks and Cathie Holden that successfully combines demanding conceptual theory with enlightened practice is a rare find. Cathie Holden and David Hicks achieve this in their new publication. The book addresses the challenge of embedding a global dimension into learning in both primary and secondary schools.
The book is well structured, focussing on each of the eight DfES key concepts of the global dimension and using a format that provides easy access for busy practitioners. Part 2 is particularly useful with each concept approached in a dedicated chapter written by an expert in the field.
Four common headings run through each chapter 'Understanding the issue'
provides concise essential information, 'Action for change' ensures participation lies at the heart of effective citizenship teaching, 'Good Practice' gives wealth of teaching and learning ideas and 'Starting Points' indicates further reading and useful co…

AQA Teacher Meetings for A Level Citizenship Studies (24/09/2007)

A series of meetings for teachers explaining AQA's new GCE A Level in Citizenship Studies. The meetings are taking place throughout the country. For further information and bookings please see:
http://events.aqa.org.uk/ebooking/ViewMeetings.jsp?refresh=493066425

AQA Teacher Meetings for A Level Citizenship Studies (17/09/2007)

A series of meetings for teachers explaining AQA's new GCE A Level in Citizenship Studies. The meetings are taking place throughout the country. For further information and bookings please see:

http://events.aqa.org.uk/ebooking/ViewMeetings.jsp?refresh=493066425

New 'A' Level Material (03/07/2007)

Three major resources by Daniel Francis Wright , Head of History and Politics at Godalming College are now available in the commissioned research area as follows:  'The Individual & Political Process - Nazi Ideology and its Genesis; 'The Individual and the State in Nazi Germany' and The Individual, Society and Community'

Post-16 Citizenship Qualifications - Update from AQA (11/06/2007)

The AQA are holding a one day Citizenship Studies conference, in London, on June 25th 2007. Details of the event can be found be visiting http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/citizenship.php The conference programme includes a number of speakers and will launch AQAs new GCE Citizenship Studies specification. More information about the development of the specification can be found at http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/citizenship_new.php

 

QIA Post-16 citizenship good practice regional networks, June 2007 (17/04/2007)

Nine regional networks run by the QIA Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme give practitioners and other key stakeholders in England the opportunity to meet to exchange and develop good practice. Network membership is free and offers invaluable staff and curriculum development opportunities for those involved in the delivery or management of post-16 citizenship provision across all post-16 education and training settings - and those who may become involved with such provision in the future. The next round of network meetings will take place in June, dates in each region as follows:

East Midlands 12 June
Yorkshire and the Humber 13 June
East 14 June
North East 15 June
North West 15 June
South East 20 June
West Midlands 20 June
South West 21 June
London 22 June

To receive an invitation to your regional network register here

QIA Announcement (22/03/2007)

Details of QIA Post-16 Citizenship Events
Post-16 citizenship: leadership and coordination event, 25 April 2007, Leicester. The QIA Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme is pleased to offer a free event designed especially for leaders and coordinators offering or thinking of offering post-16 citizenship provision. Through a lively and interactive programme for the day delegates will hear about national policy developments and the importance of strong leadership and coordination for successful implementation of post-16 citizenship, consider the role of leaders and coordinators in good practice post-16 citizenship case studies and hear from young people about the benefits of post-16 citizenship and hear their recommendations for leaders and coordinators. Delegates will also receive free a new guidance pack for leaders and coordinators of post-16 citizenship. To book visit http://www.post16citizenship.org/events/

Details of QIA Post-16 Citizenship Events (22/03/2007)

Details of QIA Post-16 Citizenship Events
Post-16 citizenship: leadership and coordination event, 25 April 2007, Leicester. The QIA Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme is pleased to offer a free event designed especially for leaders and coordinators offering or thinking of offering post-16 citizenship provision. Through a lively and interactive programme for the day delegates will hear about national policy developments and the importance of strong leadership and coordination for successful implementation of post-16 citizenship, consider the role of leaders and coordinators in good practice post-16 citizenship case studies and hear from young people about the benefits of post-16 citizenship and hear their recommendations for leaders and coordinators. Delegates will also receive free a new guidance pack for leaders and coordinators of post-16 citizenship. To book visit http://www.post16citizenship.org/events

Engaging Pupils in Controversial Issues Through Dialogue (28/02/2007)

The post-16 strand is pleased to publish a new article by Vanessa Andreotti and Paul Warwick which can be found under commissioned research. In this article, the authors present an innovative dialogue based approach to engaging Post 16 students with controversial issues in Citizenship Education (CE). This is based upon their involvement in two inter-related initiatives; Open Space for Dialogue and Enquiry (OSDE) and Learning about Others Learning about Ourselves (LAO).

A Guide for Trainee Teachers (29/01/2007)

""The Post-16 Strand co-ordinators would like to bring attention to 'Post-16
Citizenship: A Guide for Trainee Teachers'. You will find the guide in the Curriculum Resources section of the Post-16 strand. The guide, written and published by the LSN (previously LSDA), is primarily for use with those involved in initial teacher education for Citizenship, but may also be valuable for trainee teachers and for more experienced staff across the post-16 sector who are coming to Citizenship education for the first time. The Guide is also available in hard copy with an accompanying DVD. Hard copies are available, at no cost, from (www.post16citizenship.org)".

LSN Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme: Programme for 2006-2007 (15/11/2006)

We are pleased to publish on the CitizED website the "Programme for 2006-2007" published by the LSN Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme. The Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme offers free support for practitioners throughout the post-16 education and training sector including a wide range of resources and training events. To order free resources or to register to receive free updates and invitations to events visit www.post16citizenship.org

These resources are very useful for student teachers, who are welcome at all events and network meetings of the Support Programme.

The Programme can be found in the Curriculum Resources section of the Post-16 strand.

7th Nov 06 Conference (13/09/2006)

The next Post-16 conference - Post-16 Citizenship: AQA Level Three Accreditation - will take place in Manchester on November 7th. The main focus of the sessions will be Level Three Citizenship Accreditation offered by the AQA. The conference is free of charge and refreshments and lunch will be provided for all attendees. Places are limited so if you wish to attend please email Roma Woodward at rlw8@cant.ac.uk or visit our website and complete the registration form on our conference page.

New Student Teacher SOW Published – Political Ideologies (16/06/2006)

The Scheme of Work focuses on 'Political Ideologies', which is a key topic in the AQA AS Level Social Science Citizenship specification. The content of the topic is mostly determined by the course specification, which states that the "changing nature in contemporary society" of the three main ideologies – liberalism, conservatism and socialism – should be considered, as well as the “concept of post-ideological politics.”

Post 16 Conference Report (31/05/2006)

A report on the May 18th 2006 Post 16 conference 'Active Citizenship Studies: QCA / AQA Trial of a New Level Three Qualification' has been published today. The report contains 4 slide presentations (in PDF format) from speakers Liz Craft (QCA), Cath Jadhav (AQA) and Mike Mitchell (AQA). The report can be found in the citizED Conferences section and at this link.

Student Teacher Presentations Published (15/05/2006)

Student Teacher Presentations Published - Student teachers on the Secondary PGCE Citizenship at the University of Plymouth have a number of assignments. The fourth assignment requires student teachers to give a presentation to other students and staff on how they would plan and deliver a topic chosen from the AQA GCE Social Science-Citizenship specification. This document contains the responses of three student teachers to the assignment task. The topics chosen are Human Rights, Political Ideologies and Life Chances and Inequalities. Set out within the document are: the assignment brief; Topic Plans which show evidence of planning for pupil learning; and Example materials produced to support pupil learning. The three slide presentations are available in PowerPoint PDF format.

Post-16 Citizenship: A Guide for Trainee Teachers (27/03/2006)

We are pleased to announce the publication of 'Post-16 Citizenship: A Guide for Trainee Teachers'. You will find the guide in the Curriculum Resources section of the Post-16 strand. The guide, written and published by the LSDA, is primarily for use with those involved in initial teacher education for Citizenship, but may also be valuable for trainee teachers and for more experienced staff across the post-16 sector who are coming to Citizenship education for the first time. The Guide is available in hard copy with an accompanying DVD. Hard copies are available, at no cost, from the LSDA (www.post16citizenship.org). Mailings have gone to all PGCE Citizenship tutors with sufficient copies for their students and the LSDA shall, in due course, distribute further sets for the 2006/07 cohorts.

Active Citizenship Studies - Post 16 Conference (27/02/2006)

The next Post-16 conference - Active Citizenship Studies: QCA / AQA Trial of a New Level Three Qualification - will take place in London on May 18th. The main focus of the sessions will be the Level Three Citizenship Certification trials co-ordinated by the QCA / AQA. Delegates will be provided with an introduction to the policy context of Post-16 Citizenship, an overview of the Level Three Certification trials and an insight into how centres have sought to meet the requirements of the certificates. The conference is free of charge and refreshments and lunch will be provided for all attendees. Places are limited so if you wish to attend please email Roma Woodward at rlw8@cant.ac.uk or visit our website and complete the registration form on our conference page.

Post-16 Links section update (22/02/2006)

The Post-16 strand has recently updated its Links section with details of organisations, reports and resources especially relevant to those looking to develop their awareness of Post-16 Citizenship Education.

External Examinations in Citizenship paper (19/01/2006)

The Post-16 Strand co-ordinators would like to bring attention to a paper entitled ‘Preparing Students for External Examinations in Citizenship Education’. Within the paper the authors aim to provide practical guidance concerning how we, as Citizenship teachers, can help our pupils to prepare for external examinations. The guidance contained does not claim to be the authoritative source, but is reflective of the authors’ experiences as classroom practitioners and in working with exam boards. This paper can be found in the 14-19 Qualifications section of the Post 16 strand.

AS Social Science Citizenship - An Introduction (19/12/2005)

The Post-16 Strand co-ordinators would like to bring attention to 'AS Social Science Citizenship - An Introduction'. In this short article Mike Mitchell, the Chief Examiner for the AQA Social Science Citizenship Course, introduces us to the nature of the course, including its Introduction; Structure; Assessment; Models of Delivery; and Teaching and Learning. Sources for further information are provided at the end of the article. The article can be found under Curriculum Resources in the Post 16 strand.

Updates to Post 16 strand (18/11/2005)

An UPDATED '16 – 19 Citizenship: A Literature and Information Guide’ is published today under “Commissioned Research” within the Post-16 section. For use by ITT providers and trainee teachers, the updated review aims to provide information, references and links through which an understanding of citizenship within post-16 education and training can be developed. Readers of the review who feel that important points of reference either have not been included, or have materialised since publication, are encouraged to contact Andrew Peterson (a.d.peterson@cant.ac.uk)

Post 16 Case Study paper - Outside Agencies (24/10/2005)

The Post-16 strand co-ordinators are please to announce the publication of a new paper entitled ‘Working With Outside Agencies: A Case Study of Envision’. There are numerous organisations keen to engage young people in citizenship-related activities. There are, however, important factors to bear in mind when engaging outside agencies in order to ensure the projects are well designed and the educational benefits are maximised. Within this document Envision consider these factors, demonstrating them in a practical way through a Case Study of their own organisation.

Briefing Paper for Post 16 Trainee Teachers (04/10/2005)

The Post-16 Strand leaders are pleased to announce the publication of a new paper entitled ‘Preparing Students for External Examinations in Citizenship Education’. Within the paper the authors aim to provide practical guidance concerning how we, as Citizenship teachers, can help our pupils to prepare for external examinations. The guidance contained does not claim to be the authoritative source, but is reflective of the authors’ experiences as classroom practitioners and in working with exam boards

Four new Case Studies for Post 16 (14/09/2005)

The Post-16 co-ordinators are pleased to announce the addition of four new case studies. Organised by Envision (www.envision.org.uk), and written in partnership with young people specifically for the CitizED project, the case studies aim to provide ITT tutors and student teachers with a overview of the Envision teams’ activities and with a framework around which key issues relating to Post-16 Citizenship education can be discussed. The case studies are not provided as exemplars of model practice; they represent the existing work of some important organisations in a field which is constantly developing. The case studies are accompanied by a short list of ‘Issues for Consideration’, which tutors and student teachers may wish to use to focus their reading of the materials. These resources can be found within the Case Studies section of the citizED Post 16 strand.

Two new Post 16 case studies published (16/05/2005)

The Post-16 co-ordinators are pleased to announce the addition of two new case studies. Organised by CSV, and written by practitioners in schools and colleges specifically for the CitizED project, the case studies aim to provide ITT tutors and student teachers with a framework around which key issues relating to Post-16 Citizenship education can be discussed. These resources can be found within the Case Studies section of the citizED Post 16 strand.

Post-16 Case Studies (07/04/2005)

The Post-16 co-ordinators are pleased to announce the development of a new section to the strand’s activities. Organised by CSV, and written by practitioners in schools and colleges specifically for the CitizED project, the case studies aim to provide ITT tutors and student teachers with a framework around which key issues relating to Post-16 Citizenship education can be discussed.

Post 16 Seminar Reminder (01/03/2005)

A reminder to colleagues of a seminar for Post 16 Citizenship Education on April 25th, Birmingham. This seminar is aimed at HEI tutors, student teachers and school-based mentors involved with ITE Citizenship courses. Guest speakers will consider a range of issues within the post-16, and 14-19, context including: What is the nature of post-16 Citizenship education and how does this relate to pre-16 Citizenship education? How might Citizenship education be affected by proposed changes to the 14-19 curriculum? What examination courses are available within the National Qualifications Framework, and how can we use these to inform our work in schools? How can we deal with controversial issues within a post-16 context, and how might this differ from our work with pre-16 learners? Booking can be made from the Conferences page of the citizED website.

Review of DfES LSDA Post 16 citizenship pack (16/02/2005)

Ralph Leighton has written a review of the recently published Video/CD ROM/Booklet pack from DfES/LSDA entitled Citizenship: what? why? how? In his review Ralph writes 'This pack, in the right hands, should do a great deal to address such uncertainty and insecurity about citizenship at all stages of secondary schooling as it offers an impressive range of exemplar materials, illustrations, key questions and strategies for delivery.'

AS Social Science Citizenship - An Introduction (31/01/2005)

AS Social Science Citizenship - An Introduction is published today. In this short article Mike Mitchell, the Chief Examiner for the AQA Social Science Citizenship Course, introduces us to the nature of the course, including its Introduction; Structure; Assessment; Models of Delivery; and Teaching and Learning. Sources for further information are provided at the end of the article. The article can be found under Curriculum Resources in the Post 16 strand.

Review of AS Citizenship (21/01/2005)

The numbers of students opting to follow the AS Citizenship course as part of their post-16 studies are increasing, with 1732 students completing the AS course in 2004 (www.aqa.org.uk). For those who have taught the AQA AS Social Science Citizenship specification (hereafter AS Citizenship) this textbook represents a welcome addition to the field. In previous years when teaching this course, planning has involved trawling through a range of related materials – including those linked to subjects such as Government and Politics, Law, and Sociology. Such research should now be a secondary strategy with the publication of this fine textbook (Reviewer: Andrew Peterson).

New Post-16 Discussion Paper (24/11/2004)

Post-16 Citizenship Education: Developing the Understanding of Student Teachers – A Discussion Paper is published today (commissioned research). The paper, which has developed from a questionnaire sent to all Citizenship PGCE tutors, discusses the central issues in developing the understanding of student teachers in relation to post-16 citizenship education. It is hoped that colleagues will want to respond critically to the content of this discussion paper. Responses can be sent to a.d.peterson@canterbury.ac.uk.

UPDATED '16–19 Citizenship: Literature Review (18/11/2004)

An UPDATED '16 – 19 Citizenship: A Literature and Information Review’ is published today under “Commissioned Research” within the Post-16 section. For use by ITT providers and trainee teachers, the updated review aims to provide information, references and links through which an understanding of citizenship within post-16 education and training can be developed. The updated review covers the proposals for reform to the 14-19 curriculum from the Tomlinson Working Group. Readers of the review who feel that important points of reference either have not been included, or have materialised since publication, are encouraged to contact Andrew Peterson (a.d.peterson@cant.ac.uk).

16-19 Citizenship Education Literature Review (01/10/2004)

‘16 – 19 Citizenship: A Literature and Information Review’ is published today under “Commissioned Research” within the Post-16 section. For use by ITT providers and trainee teachers, the review aims to provide information, references and links through which an understanding of citizenship within post-16 education and training can be developed. Much of the material alluded to within the review is web-based, allowing easy access for tutors and trainees. The review is accompanied by a list of references, including key web-addresses. This is also published as a separate document. Readers of the review who feel that important points of reference either have not been included, or have materialised since publication, are encouraged to contact Andrew Peterson (adp5@cant.ac.uk).

New 14-19 Qualifications section (16/09/2004)

The post-16 strand is pleased to announce a new section entitled '14-19 Qualifications'. Each of the qualifications cited features on the QCA’s list of accredited 14-19 Citizenship qualifications. (http://www.qca.org.uk/ages14-19/subjects/citizenship_2483.html). Direct links to the key document from the relevant examining board website, as well a synopsis of course content and assessment, are provided alongside each qualification.

Resources for AQA AS Citizenship (19/07/2004)

The post-16 strand co-ordinators announce the publication of the first set of resources to support tutors and trainees in developing their understanding of the AQA AS Social Science Citizenship course. These resources, including schemes of work, are the first in what will be an ongoing and ever-growing section of the post-16 strand. The curriculum resources section of the post-16 strand will provide a range of schemes of work and resources which have been successfully employed in the delivery of the AQA AS Social Science Citizenship course. These will provide tutors and trainees with a useful resource for discussions about the nature of AS Level teaching in citizenship, and will help trainees, both on their teaching practice and in their NQT year, who are asked to teach to the AQA AS Social Science Citizenship syllabus. The resources can also be used by practitioners currently teaching in the post-16 sector. This section of the website will be updated regularly with new and amended res…

Order! Order! (12/07/2004)

Order! Order! is a learning activity to improve understanding about Parliament and political processes. It was created by PGCE students at Bristol. The students' tutor Sandie Llewellin writes 'The whole experience from design to use and continued use has provided positive and enjoyable experiences for staff, PGCE trainee teachers and students'. A sample activity, 'Elections – your views: An opportunity for students to explore their views and those of others' and the Introduction are available for viewing here.

Conference presentation by Envision (11/06/2004)

The inspiring presentation made by Envision's Nick Nielsen at the recent conference 'Citizenship Education and Community Involvement' is available on the citizED website at conferences/Envision.pdf. Note, this is a pdf document.

Working Group on 14-19 Reform Reports (07/06/2004)

The recent interim report of the Working Group on 14-19 Reform, headed by Mike Tomlinson, is now available from http://www.14-19reform.gov.uk/latest_news/index.cfm. It makes reference to the importance of Citizenship as a cross-curricular component in the new diplomas. This will be a major discussion topic over the next year for post 16 ITE providers. Please read the separate discussion paper and forward your comments if you are interested in following these developments.

Reminder: LSDA Conference (01/06/2004)

Colleagues are reminded of the LSDA's national conference (from its Post-16 Citizenship Development programme) entitled Post-16 Citizenship: where next? This conference takes place on Wednesday 9 June 2004 in Central London, 10.00-16.00. Details and application forms are available from Bernadette Joslin: tel 020 7297 9186 email bjoslin@LSDA.org.uk

Audit of HEI post 16 ITE (29/05/2004)

The Post-16 strand is currently undertaking an audit of all HEIs who deliver post 16 initial teacher education programmes. Not only will this indicate the nature of any support for trainee Citizenship teachers, but also indicate how institutions are responding to the challenges laid out by the recent Ofsted review of FE ITT. http://www.ofsted.gov.uk

The Post 16 strand launched (10/05/2004)

The Post 16 strand of the Citized project has today published an introduction to the strand's activities. This provides a definition of the strand, its aims, a summary of projects, contacts and links. In addition John Lea has published a Post 16 Update - a discussion of current issues. This document is available from the link 'About this Strand'. It's published as a pdf document requiring the Adobe Acrobat reader. The strand would also like to draw your attention to the invitation for Post 16 research articles. £500 is offered for each article. More details can be found in the guidance document.

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