London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Active Learning in Citizenship Education: Student Teacher Perceptions

Author(s) Clarke, M & Killeavy, M  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2002  
Editor Future Citizens in Europe Ed. Alistair Ross  
Language English  
Age group -  
This paper will explore the nature of activity learning in the context of the citizenship curriculum in the Republic of Ireland. It will document the way in which activity learning is perceived in the Junior Cycle programme that caters for 12-15 year olds and in particular the Civic Social and Political Education curriculum. The suggestions and guidance offered to teachers teaching this programme will be analysed. This will serve as a background to investigating the manner in which student teachers specialising in citizenship as a subject area in their teacher training course perceive active learning within the curriculum, their views of the curriculum and the manner in which they try to achieve active learning within their classrooms will be investigated through the use of questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The sample in this case will be 22 students the total number specialising in this area. Their class plans for the year will be analysed and reported upon. The research will focus

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