Citizenship education involves a wide range of different elements of learning, including:

  • Knowledge and understanding: About topics such as: laws and rules, the democratic process, the media, human rights, diversity, money and the economy, sustainable development and world as a global community; and about concepts such as democracy, justice, equality, freedom, authority and the rule of law.

  • Skills and aptitudes: Critical thinking, analysing information, expressing opinions, taking part in discussions and debates, negotiating, conflict resolution and participating in community action.

  • Values and dispositions: Respect for justice, democracy and the rule of law, openness, tolerance, courage to defend a point of view and a willingness to: listen to, work with and stand up for others.

Some of these concepts and learning approaches can be challenging to teach. To support educationalists we offer a variety of training packages to build confidence and identify best practice facilitation techniques for dealing with potentially inflammatory situations.

Young Citizens has an experienced team of professionals and an expanding network of consultants who cover topics such as:

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