Global Citizenship Conference for teachers: CPD

Sharing good practice for designing your own approach to Citizenship

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Due to circumstances beyond our control this conference has been postponed. We hope to run it in the next academic year (2014/15).

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact Fran Bonner or call (115) 848 2944.

  • From: Wednesday 11 June 2014, 9 am
  • To: Wednesday 11 June 2014, 4.30 pm
  • Location: Clifton campus, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

Due to circumstances beyond our control this conference has been postponed. We hope to run it in the next academic year (2014/15).

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact Fran Bonner or call (115) 848 2944.


Sharing good practice for designing your own approach to Citizenship

Through workshops, academic staff, alongside current practitioners, will engage teachers in debates and discussions, encourage the sharing of good practice to inform planning, and help teachers to apply and implement aspects of these workshops in their teaching.

This is a CPD event aimed at teachers of humanities, languages and those who are involved with the planning of and delivery of citizenship in schools in colleges.

Workshops:

Citizenship and Human Rights – led by Dr Chris Farrands

The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights implies that these rights should apply and extend to all people in all places at all times. Yet, in practice, there is also an argument for cultural relativism to be taken into account whereby human rights regimes might be understood and applied variously in different parts of the world and even within multicultural communities. What issues does this raise and how might they be addressed?

Alternatives to globalisation – led by Dr Neil Hughes

Concepts such as 'cultural imperialism' and the so-called 'global village' suggest that processes of globalisation are moving us all inexorably towards common experiences. Arguably this is a misguided understanding of the contemporary world as people experience globalisation very differently across the world. This session looks at competing views of globalisation, and also how certain groups are attempting to resist the dominant forces of these processes.

Personal Finance – led by Student Services

This session is of a more practical nature dealing with the experiences of students having to contend with a dramatically increased fee structure in higher education and, in the majority of cases, student loans and indebtedness. Advice will be available on what level of support is available for students as they enter university and the skills set required for them to be aware of and manage their finances.

Citizenship and Employability – led by Neville Stankley, School of Arts and Humanities Employability Coordinator

All students in the School of Arts and Humanities have the opportunity to undertake a placement / work experience. This session will introduce the Humanities and Work module with a particular focus on how the concept, attributes and characteristics of global citizenship are embedded in the learning outcomes of this module.

Intercultural Communications – led by Dr Donna Humphrey

Despite many examples to the contrary certain elements of the media continue to raise the issue of the alleged 'failure of multiculturalism'. How successful various communities are, regardless of cultural origin, is largely dependent on how they communicate among themselves and with others. This session looks at the issues raise by communicating across cultures and what strategies can be put in place to improve communication.

Gender and Citizenship – led by Professor Gill Allwood

Many aspects of globalisation can be experienced differently depending on one's gender. For example, equality of access to education and resulting career opportunities demonstrate a gender bias in many communities. This session will consider gender discrimination and what policies are required to counter this.

Citizenship and volunteering – led by Andy Coppins, NTU's Volunteering Coordinator

One of the key characteristics of being an active global citizen is an awareness of the wider world and acting in a way to promote social justice and environmental sustainability. This session will look at what volunteering opportunities are available to NTU Staff and students and how they can be related to aspects of the curriculum.

Citizenship and Languages – led by a member of the NTU Modern Languages team

With ever growing interactions between countries and communities languages skills are increasingly important, notably in the labour market. This session will introduce the language learning opportunities at NTU plus discuss the exchange programme, which allows students to study either a semester of a full year abroad.

Practical examples of teaching citizenship – led by a Key Stage 3/4 teacher

In this session a local teacher currently teaching citizenship will outline how they approach this subject and what resources are available to support this teaching, including those provided by the Association of Citizenship Teachers.

Discussion on how to apply and implement aspects of the above workshops to your own teaching – led by Roy Smith, Programme Leader, MA in International Development

Please note that there this is a chargeable conference of £50 per person.

If you require any further information, please email Fran Bonner or call +44 (0)115 848 2944.

Programme

TimeActivity
9 am - 9.30 amRegistration / refreshments
9.30 am – 10 amWelcome and format for the day
10 am – 10.40 amTheories of citizenship education - Keynote speaker Tom Franklin, CEO of the national education charity Think Global
10.40 am – 11.25 am

Parallel workshops

  1. Citizenship and Human Rights – Dr Chris Farrands
  2. Alternatives to globalisation – Dr Neil Hughes
  3. Personal Finance – Student Services/Schools, Colleges and Community Outreach
11.25 am – 11.40 amRefreshment break
11.40 am – 12.15 pmCitizenship and Employability - Neville Stankley, School of Arts and Humanities Employability Coordinator
12.15 pm – 1 pmLunch and networking
1 pm - 1.45 pmParallel workshops X 3 (2 repeated to allow participants who went to alternative workshop in the morning to attend)
  1. Citizenship and Human Rights – Dr Chris Farrands
  2. Intercultural Communications – Dr Donna Humphrey
  3. Personal Finance – Student Services/Schools, Colleges and Community Outreach
1.45 pm – 2.30 pmParallel workshops X 3
  1. Gender and Citizenship – Professor Gill Allwood
  2. Citizenship and volunteering – Andy Coppins, NTU’s Volunteering Manager
  3. Citizenship and Languages – NTU's Modern Languages team
2.30 pm – 2.45 pmRefreshment break
2.45 pm – 3.15 pmPractical examples of teaching citizenship – Key Stage 3/4 teacher
3.15 pm – 4 pmDiscussion on how to apply and implement aspects of the above workshops to your own teaching – Roy Smith, Programme Leader, MA in International Development
4 pm – 4.15 pmReflections on the day and close

Location details

Room/Building:

Clifton campus

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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