16th August 2001

 

LEARN ABOUT CITIZENSHIP ON CAMPUS

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is planning a one-day citizenship conference for students and teachers next month.

 

Citizenship education is now part of the national curriculum and will be a compulsory subject from September 2002 in secondary schools.

 

The conference, to be held at the Lincoln campus, is aimed at lower sixth form and further education students interested in social policy and for teachers required to teach citizenship.

 

The aim of the day is to introduce participants to the notion of citizenship, the environmental and social conditions which best promote ‘good’ citizenship and ‘mutual respect’ and will include workshops and activities organised by the drama-based community development organisation Rideout.

 

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

 

The date of the event is dependent on demand. If schools are interested in sending teachers or students they should contact Emma Godsall on 01522 886286.

 

The university is also offering a postgraduate course in Citizenship and Social Inclusion from September as part of its provision of continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

 

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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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