Presentation Details

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Learning to Teach - Learning to Value: An Example of Citizenship Education in Initial Teacher Training

Dr. Karen Chantrey Wood, Anne Disney.

This article describes and reflects on the annual 'Values Week' which is held in the Department of Primary Education at the Nottingham Trent University and which constitutes an example of an 'events and activities' approach to the development of citizenship. The value of this approach and its relationship with other forms of provision is discussed and the approach is set within the concept of citizenship education in the UK. Issues relating to the impact of the week on student learning are also addressed.


Dr. Karen Chantrey Wood  (United Kingdom)
Course Director,
School of Post Compulsory Education Faculty of Education
University of Central England

Dr. Karen Chantrey Wood has taught on early years courses in further and higher education institutions and currently is responsible for a Foundation Degree for teaching assistants. She also teaches education Studies and humanities on a variety of Education courses. Her research interests include citizenship; creativity; learning environments and organisation; small group work; speaking & listening; teacher-pupil interactions and the use of narrative.

Anne Disney  (United Kingdom)

The Nottingham Trent University

  • Citizenship
  • Values Education
  • Initial Teacher Training

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)