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APPENDIX B

THE CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION FRAMEWORK


The citizenship education framework that is represented on page 10 in a circular graphic
is recast here in tabular form, suitable for screen readers and potentially useful for teach-
ers when preparing instruction. Each of the four main elements of citizenship education –
active participation, identity, attributes, and structures – is addressed in a separate table.
Readers are encouraged to refer to the introductory text at the bottom of page 9 when
using this appendix.

Active Participation – Work for the common good in local, national, and global
communities
Ways of Developing Citizenship Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes Related Terms and Topics
Voice informed opinions on matters relevant to their decision making and
community voting
Adopt leadership roles in their community influence
Participate in their community conflict resolution and
Investigate controversial issues peace building
Demonstrate collaborative, innovative problem solving advocacy
Build positive relationships with diverse individuals and stewardship
groups leadership
volunteering

Identity – A sense of personal identity as a member of various communities


Ways of Developing Citizenship Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes Related Terms and Topics
Identify and develop their sense of connectedness to local, interconnectedness
national, and global communities beliefs and values
Develop a sense of their civic self-image self-efficacy
Consider and respect others’ perspectives culture
Investigate moral and ethical dimensions of developments, perspective
events, and issues community

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Attributes – Character traits, values, habits of mind
Ways of Developing Citizenship Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes Related Terms and Topics
Explore issues related to personal and societal rights and inclusiveness
responsibilities equity
Demonstrate self-respect, as well as respect and empathy empathy and respect
for others rights and responsibilities
Develop attitudes that foster civic engagement freedom
Work in a collaborative and critically thoughtful manner social cohesion
Appendix B

fairness and justice


citizenship
collaboration and
cooperation

Structures – Power and systems within societies


Ways of Developing Citizenship Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes Related Terms and Topics
Develop an understanding of the importance of rules democracy
and laws rules and law
Develop an understanding of how political, economic, institutions
and social institutions affect their lives power and authority
Develop an understanding of power dynamics systems
Develop an understanding of the dynamic and complex
relationships within and between systems
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