Nurturing citizenship in the early years (Half day)
Free member event
About this event
Identifying ways of fostering positive citizenship, resilient communities and effective
leadership are key policy concerns in Scotland, with education playing a significant role in the process. Becoming a responsible citizen is one of the four goals of Curriculum for Excellence, but despite this, no explicit definition of ‘responsible citizen’ is offered – nor is any specific pedagogic practice promoted.
This research-based seminar will explore the meaning of citizenship and consider the ways in which early learning and childcare settings can support children to become responsible citizens.
- Exploring the concept of citizenship in early childhood
- Looking at how the social and learning environment fosters acts of positive citizenship, inclusion and equity
- Reflecting on own practice and exploring pedagogic practices, materials, resources and interactions to support the skills and dispositions associated with citizenship.
Dr Christine Stephen and Andressa Gadda