Curriculum Thinking

Citizenship could lose its National Curriculum status if the government accepts recommendations to downgrade the subject.

The Curriculum Review Expert Panel has recommended that citizenship should be moved to the Basic Curriculum.

What kind of curriculum will help the next generation of citizens get the civic and political education they need?

Our new paper Curriculum Thinking defines the essential elements of citizenship education and sets out five principles for effective citizenship teaching.

Please tell us what you think: is it useful and have we missed anything?

(If you don’t see the document embedded on this page you can view it here or download Curriculum thinking – Curriculum thinking – final pdf.)

Curriculum Thinking was developed by Democratic Life and the Association for Citizenship Teaching.