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Participating in the democratic processes is seen as being a fundamental aspect of citizenship. All pupils need a broad knowledge and understanding of the rights, responsibilities and duties of citizens, as well as an understanding of forms of government. Notions of citizenship have been forged alongside the expansion of the right to vote and the development of our ideas about democracy. In this fee course, Democracy? You think you know? we explore different interpretations of democracy and strategies for involving pupils in consideration of these issues within the citizenship curriculum.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- consider the value of democracy, through examples
- challenge perceived wisdom about our political systems.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Is democracy really such a good thing?
- 2 What are some possible alternatives?
- 3 Doing it directly
- 4 Democracy and deliberation
- 5 Who are the real democrats?
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Democracy? You think you know?
Participating in the democratic processes is seen as being a fundamental aspect of citizenship. All pupils need a broad knowledge and understanding of the rights, responsibilities and duties of citizens, as well as an understanding of forms of government. Notions of citizenship have been forged alongside the expansion of the right to vote and the development of our ideas about democracy. In this unit we explore different interpretations of democracy and strategies for involving pupils in consideration of these issues within the citizenship curriculum.
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