Sep
28

Towards consensus? Citizenship in Secondary Schools

posted on September 28th 2006 in Local Democracy Campaign with 0 Comments

OFSTED published today their latest report on Citizenship teaching in secondary schools.  You can download it here.  As you’d expect it recommends direct contact between students and councillors as a good teaching practice. 

A common feature of good lessons is the high level of participation on the part of pupils.

Weaker lessons have common characteristics, principally too much talk by the teacher, the direct involvement of only a few pupils in the class who volunteer answers, closed questions and unstimulating resources.

Pretty obvious stuff unless you’rethe one desperately looking for the stimulating resources and live politicians that will get the whole class participating!

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