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The experience of citizenship

Gifford, Chris (2005) The experience of citizenship. Seminar: Reflections on Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 3. pp. 69-85. ISSN 1479-2427

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Abstract

In this article I explore the relationship between experiential learning and citizenship education. I
argue that a meaningful citizenship education must involve a sophisticated understanding and
application of the principles of experiential learning. In so doing, I draw on the evaluation of a Level
Three social science module ‘Teaching Citizenship’ delivered at BCUC. This module involved
undergraduate students going into secondary schools and contributing to the delivery of the
citizenship curriculum. I propose that the successes of the module did not only stem from providing
students with a unique experience outside of the seminar room, but also from the incorporation of
these ‘events’ into a rounded learning experience.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > The Academy for the Study of Britishness
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2008 11:36
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2010 15:40
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/2668

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