Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Global Citizenship Initiative (2006-2007)

The project pursued two goals: to introduce a global dimension to the teaching of citizenship across the entire curriculum; and
to train trainee teachers in drama techniques to deliver this (and other) aspects of their work.  Working
at Canterbury Christchurch University, Polygon Arts replaced a set number of tutored days during the
training courses (PGCE and B.Ed) with practical workshops demonstrating drama techniques and
highlighting key themes in Global Citizenship education.  These gave students the opportunity both to
practice using them for their own experience and to participate in them to better understand the pupils’
experience.  This was the first project in the UK to include drama as an integrated, established part of
a Citizenship PGCE course. The project was funded by Oxfam.

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