Presentation on theme: "The Beginners’ Guide to Post-16 Citizenship"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Beginners’ Guide to Post-16 Citizenship 7th October 2008PeterboroughAlan Wilkins and Di Layzelle WELCOME
2 Aims of the day to explore what constitutes post-16 citizenship to understand the purpose and benefits of engaging young people in active citizenship activitiesto review the different approaches to delivering post-16 citizenshipto consider key principles for effective post-16 citizenship teaching and learningto exchange ideas and experiences with other practitioners new to post-16 citizenship and consider examples of good practiceto select a range of free resources to assist you in introducing post-16 citizenship into your practice
3 Accredited certificate in teaching citizenship Programme magazine - Citizenship NewsTraining events across the regionsCentre based training - for colleges only at presentLearning materialsStaff development resourcesUpdates on post-16 citizenship via community e -bulletinWebsite:Note: External evaluation by HOST on impact of support programme. People may be invited to respond
4 Programme - morning Welcome, introductions and expectations Welcome, introductions and expectationsPost 16 citizenship and the support programme – origins andorganisationFour points of view - What comprises active citizenship? And is it a good idea?The Post 16 citizenship programme – insights and discoveriesIs it citizenship? ActivityA practitioner example – Di Layzelle - Croydon College
5 Programme - afternoonThe post 16 citizenship programme - support and resourcesTaking stock - audit activity to use when you get backSetting out – how to implement post 16 citizenship – sixapproachesPersonal plans for implementationEvaluation and close
6 Who is here and why? Find your place on the ‘map’ Find the nearest two colleguesExchange with each otherYour namesRoles and responsibilitiesWhy here to dayExpectations for the event
7 Post-16 citizenship - Origins and support The Crick reportsCitizenship at key stages 3 and 4The Post-16 Citizenship Development Programme ( )The Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme (2006-ongoing)Post-16 citizenship in all post-16 settingsQCA guidance
8 Play your part: post-16 citizenship QCA guidance The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority developed guidance for post-16 citizenship (the framework appears on page 8 of the Getting started booklet). The framework is deliberately flexible, recognises education and training in a range of different contexts, many different programmes and courses at a range of levels. Provides three essential opportunities that young people should have when undertaking citizenship studies:identify, investigate and think critically about citizenship issues, problems or events of concern to themdecide on and take part in follow-up action where appropriatereflect on, recognise and review their citizenship learning.
9 Four points of view – preferred drink Top leftTop top rightBeerSpiritsBottom leftBottom rightWineWater
10 Four points of view – preferred holiday destination Top leftTop top rightUKWorldBottom leftBottom rightEuropeLocal
11 Four points of view – active citizenship is? Top leftTop top rightPersonal rather than publicStaff directedBottom leftBottom rightLearner ledFits with curriculum
12 Four points of view - The current major focus Top leftTop top rightAccredited qualificationCommunity cohesionBottom leftBottom rightVolunteeringLearner voice
13 Four points of view - the facilitators approach Top leftTop top rightBalanced approachStating own positionBottom leftBottom rightNeutral chairingChallenging consensus
14 Four points of view – How do/will you make it happen? Top leftTop top rightMe aloneA team approachBottom leftBottom rightCitizenship policySustainability Huh!
15 What is citizenship?Citizenship Education equips young people with the knowledge, understanding and skills to play an active, effective part in society as informed, critical citizens who are socially and morally responsible. It aims to give them confidence and conviction that they can act with others, have influence and make a difference in their communities (locally, nationally, globally)Play your part: post-16 citizenship, QCA guidance (2004)
16 Post 16 citizenship – insights and discoveries Three levels – social and moral issuesVolunteering and community contributionPolitical literacyActive learning and reviewYoung people issues basedShared responsibility
20 Taking stock and getting started What are we doing already and is it citizenship?Working with senior managementWorking with other staffWorking with learnersWorking with the local communityAssessment and accreditation
21 Key principles for post-16 citizenship Learner led approachesCitizenship and active learningResponding to sensitive, controversial and topical issuesEngaging with the wider community and external partners
22 Setting out - approaches to post-16 citizenship Six distinct but related approaches to post-16 citizenship have been indentified:Learner voice and representationQualifications and personalised programmesGroup tutorial and enrichment programmesVoluntary and community-based activitiesSingle eventsResearch projectsIn practice it is desirable to combine several different forms of provision to ensurea wide range of citizenship learning opportunities for as many young people aspossible.
23 Personal plans for implementation Please return to the regional group you were in this morning
24 Main principles of getting started Providing motivating activities for young people, making it different and allowing the word to spreadAllowing young people to choose topics of interest to themMaking learning activeStarting smallWorking with committed staff and not reluctant onesInvolving the young people in selling the benefitsExploring and exploiting opportunitiesProving to senior management that there are benefits to the organisation
25 Evaluation and closePlease complete the evaluation form before you leave.Thanks for being with us today.Alan and Di
26 Citizenship Uncovered: A young persons guide to post-16 citizenship
27 Aims of the DVDTo educate young people about Citizenship and what it means to be an active citizenTo promote good practice emerging from current citizenship projectsTo show adults and young people that citizenship education can be fun, engaging and worthwhile
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