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Exploring the intersections between philosophy and civics and citizenship education in Australia


Brett, P and Moltow, D, Exploring the intersections between philosophy and civics and citizenship education in Australia, Program of the 2015 International conference on redesigning pedagogy and the 11th International CitizED Conference & Arts, Humanities and Literature Conference 2015, 2-4 June, National Institute of Education, Singapore, pp. SYM040c. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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This paper explores the shared territory between civics and citizenship education and Philosophy. It asks what constitutes key pedagogical content knowledge for teachers. It outlines the opportunities for linking values, philosophy and civics and citizenship in the Australian Curriculum, identifying a number of possibilities beneath some of the top-line knowledge imperatives. The paper goes on to suggest ten lenses or frames of philosophical thinking as a foundational base likely to be beneficial to teachers as they reflect upon their perspectives and classroom realisation of citizenship education ideals. It is argued that Philosophy offers a rich source of conceptual and ethical rigour to inform the study and exploration of issues which are central to the substance and concerns of civics and citizenship education.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Civics and citizenship education; philosophy
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Brett, P (Dr Peter Brett)
UTAS Author:Moltow, D (Dr David Moltow)
ID Code:105276
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-12-17
Last Modified:2015-12-18
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