The last #edchatnz on February 25th was about taking social action as part of learning. There were lots of great examples of social action taking place and a godd critical discussion about how to do this well. One group of people started discussing the types of citizenship being developed when taking part in these actions.
Westheimer and Kahne have undertaken major research into the types of citizenship, how these are developed in school settings and the political implications of doing so. We all agree that developing students citizenship is important in schools but have different ideas about what this should look like. Read this article to see the consequences of what actions or citizenship you are choosing to develop with students.