This special issue of our e-news brings you materials and resources from the lively 2015 conference on 'Citizenship and Identity: The role and identities of teachers of citizenship in a time of change'.
Films of keynote speakers
Seminar and workshop resources
Aims, actions and outcomes of six Five Nations Development Projects (FNDPs)
We are also pleased to announce that there is funding available for five further FNDPs for 2016.
“Reminds me of the reason I went into teaching – to equip students to think critically, challenge the status quo and change the world. Revitalised me and focuses me for the coming weeks and months... Thanks so much!”
Teacher, Glenlola Collegiate School, N. Ireland
Citizenship Education and Inspection
Watch the opening keynote by Ann Keane, former Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales.
Please note that there were some sound issues during the recording.
Who is the citizenship educator?
Watch the second keynote by Jamie Kelsey-Fry, teacher and grassroots activist. Please note that there is some mild swearing in the film.
A series of five seminars and workshops were provided from participants across the five nations:
Hypocrite or Hero? Thinking about the relationship between being a citizen and teaching citizenship.
Exploring migration through portraiture
Teaching Controversial Issues in Challenging Times
Against the Grain: Engaging citizenship in challenging circumstances.
Six short, focused development projects were funded in advance of the conference to allow teachers in schools to take forward a range of citizenship and values education projects. The six teachers attended the conference and shared their findings through poster presentations.
Five Nations Development Projects 2016 - applications open
We are pleased to announce that there is funding available for five further FNDPs for 2016.
Projects will need to be completed by October 2016 so that project leads can attend and are ready to contribute to the 2016 Conference. Download the application formand return it to Deepa Shah by 5.00pm, 8 February 2016.
Throughout the conference, participants used Twitter. By using the hashtag #5NN, a collaborative running commentary on events emerged, allowing conference attendees to share their thoughts and discuss the topics of the moment with others. @FiveNationsNet| @5NNWal | @5NNScot | @5NNEng | @5NNIre | @5NN_NI
"The conference has increased my knowledge and indeed confidence of teaching citizenship. I learned a lot about myself and how to approach teaching citizenship... I look forward to implementing some of the excellent ideas and practice that were discussed..."
Student Teacher (Modern Studies),
University of Glasgow, Scotland