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Education & Citizenship - EDU00003H

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  • Department: Education
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Ian Davies
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

During this module students will consider the meaning of citizenship: as a legal and political status, as a sense of identity and as an activity. These considerations will be related to ‘schools’ of citizenship that stress the liberal (rights based) and/or the civic republican perspectives. By considering these fundamental matters students will come to appreciate some of the choices open to teachers and learners as they learn about society and how to make a contribution to it.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Understand the ways in which citizenship has been characterised

  • Evaluate the ways in which citizenship education has been framed by policy makers and others

  • Analyse the choices open to teachers and learners as they develop programmes of citizenship education

Academic and graduate skills

  • Students will be expected to search a wide range of mainly written sources but are also expected to keep abreast of current media reports; they will analyse contemporary issues and the way in which those issues could be used as a basis for educational work; they will be required to communicate effectively in writing and by making presentations to the full group.


Task Length % of module mark
Long Assignment
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Long Assignment
N/A 100

Module feedback

Individual written feedback reports with follow-up tutor discussion if necessary. The written feedback and marks are returned to students within 6 weeks of submission.

Indicative reading

D. Heater (1999) What is Citizenship? Cambridge, Polity Press.

D. Kiwan (2007) Education for Inclusive Citizenship. London, Routledge.

Davies, I. et al (2014). Creating citizenship communities. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Chong, E. et al (2015). Education, globalization and the nation. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.