Power Up

If Citizenship education is about helping young people become politically powerful, then the only way to achieve this is to give them powerful experiences of acting politically.
In other words we need to give them opportunities to take actions that can change their lives and communities for the better. I call these ‘change actions’. Change actions can be as simple is writing to your MP, and as a complex as starting a global campaign. When these change actions result in a ‘change outcome’ i.e. they get a positive response from their MP, young people begin to feel politically powerful.

You cannot achieve this through a text book, simulation activity or online game. The ONLY way you can achieve this is by actually doing it for real. The problem is it’s not always easy to create these opportunities, especially for a whole year group of students.

So if you’re stuck for ways to do this, here are 8 change actions our students have done which have helped them feel more politically powerful, and below I have attached a document with some further suggestions: Læs mere

What if learning was about knowledge and also about doing, being, interacting with others and changing the world?

What if formal learning was enjoyable, hands-on and relevant to life outside school while addressing the problems of our world?

What if education systems prepared learners to become responsible citizens, recognize and solve local problems...

Then we would be educating for a more sustainable future

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