ACSA Webinars
Active & informed citizenship 2

Joy Schultz, Educational Consultant

Thinking like a citizen

Tuesday 10 March 2020 7-8pm AEDT

(session complete, recording available)

   Presenter bio

Recent trends in society and the cyberworld suggest the need for greater emphasis on respect and responsibility as working values, and the need to renew trust in democracy. The achievement standards for Civics and Citizenship require students to discuss social issues, which encourage them to think critically, solve problems, make decisions collaboratively and learn to act as citizens. This session will discuss these needs and requirements while outlining a strategy for the long-term progressive development in students of the habit of "thinking like a citizen'. The session will explore a range of well-tried approaches and metacognitive devices aimed at developing a habit of mind in students as they consider issues are in other subjects and later life.

AITSL Standards addressed
1.2 Understand how students learn 
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research into how students learn and the implications for teaching.
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area 
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area.
3.3 Use teaching strategies 
Include a range of teaching strategies.
6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs 
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in identifying professional learning needs.

Why you should attend:
Because many commentators think that there is a crisis in democracy, and education must play a stronger part in preventing it.

What you will learn:
Some ideas about developing habits of civil conversation; and developing the habit in students of using a questioning framework to understand different perspectives on issues.