Book Chapter

Why civics and citizenship education matters

J Kriewaldt, Jefferson Kinsman

Place and Time Teaching: History, Geography and Social Sciences | Pearson | Published : 2018


As a humanities and social sciences school subject, civics and citizenship provides us with valuable perspectives on how we may contribute to modern political and social processes. It aims for students to develop the transferable knowledge, skills and dispositions that will enable them to participate in Australian society as active and informed persons. In an increasingly globalised world in terms of social, political, legal and economic systems, students are also learning to become global citizens. This chapter aims to provide a concise background to civics and citizenship education in the curriculum in order to demonstrate why it matters. Civics and citizenship education are connected to v..

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