7th June 2001

 

TEACHERS TO GET COACHING IN CITIZENSHIP

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is to offer a citizenship course to teachers who are having to take the subject on board when they plan their lessons.

 

Citizenship education is now part of the Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship framework in primary schools and will be a compulsory subject from September 2002 in secondary schools.

 

To support the teachers who are having to teach citizenship the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is to offer a postgraduate course in Citizenship and Social Inclusion.

 

The programme, to be run at the Lincoln and Hull campuses from September, is part of the university’s provision of continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

 

The course will be of particular benefit to PHSE teachers, citizenship teachers and teachers involved in the National Healthy Schools initiative. The National Healthy Schools Standard was launched in October 1999 as part of the Healthy Schools programme.

 

The programme is structured into three levels: postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and masters and like all of the university’s CPD courses is delivered at times suitable to the needs of the profession. Study is likely to include day release, evening or weekend sessions and features on-line tutor support.

 

“Citizenship is a subject that teachers are now required to teach so it’s good that we are responding to their needs by providing this professional support,” commented university spokesman Caroline Hardiman.

 

For more information contact Jane Charlesworth on 01522 886477 or by e-mail jcharlesworth@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

e-mail: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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