Education should give pupils the chance to exercise real responsibility and to make an impact on their school and Community. Citizenship teaching, building on the curriculum, has the power to transform the lives of pupils in areas that many people have written off. David Blunkett, 2000
|Education for Reconciliation Project||Education for Reconciliation Project“On Track” A Handbook for Citizenship Education TeachersFurther information available from the Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) website|
|Impetus What are we trying to achieve?
To encourage young people to explore what our shared values are – and should be – and to help them develop the confidence and courage to put those values into practice in their communities.The achievements of several Northern Irish Citizenship projects were recognised at a ceremony in the Calgagh Centre, Derry, including:
|Public Achievement – Public Achievement recognises the creative capacity of individuals of all ages to actively participate in the civic life of their communities and in the building of a more just, peaceful, democratic and pluralist society.
This is done by supporting small groups of young people – and adult volunteer ‘coaches’ who work with them – in addressing issues that are important and around which they design, carry out and evaluate their own projects. In the process, they learn skills of active citizenship and democracy.
|St Columb’s Park House: Action Projects –|
|Verbal Arts Centre – See Me See You Post Primary
See me See You is a community relations programme for schools. The programme uses creative methods to explore difficult issues using areas and targets within the curriculum.
See Me See You Primary
WHO ARE WIMPS?
WHAT DOES THE WIMPS SITE DO?
THE WIMPS VISION
WANT TO BE A WIMP?
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
|THE CSPE SUPPORT TEAM –|
|The Association of CSPE TEachers (ACT) –|
ADDITIONAL USEFUL LINKS
Active Participation – National Service Learning PartnershipService-learning is a teaching method that engages young people in solving problems within their schools and communities as part of their academic studies or other type of intentional learning activity.Service-learning helps students master important curriculum content by supporting their making meaningful connections between what they are studying and its many applications. Service-learning also helps young people develop a range of service skills, from acts of kindness and caring, to community stewardship, to civic action.
|Service-Learning in Higher Education (2005)
Dan W. Butin. Published by Palgrave Macmillan
Abstract: Service-Learning in Higher Education critically examines the assumptions and implications of service-learning and offers exemplary models of practice and scholarship. It:
Transformational models across the humanities and social sciences arepresented and new directions for the future of service-learning are explored. By bringing together rising scholars and established expertsin the field, this book offers an essential and state-of-the-art examination of the service-learning field in higher education.