4 Tips for Teaching British Values Within the Classroom
After two very successful rounds of the Ascentis ‘Introducing British Values to your curriculum’ CPD workshop, led by subject expert Justin Honey-Jones we wanted to share with you some highlights of the day.
4 tips for teaching British Values within the Classroom
- Along with the Ascentis Entry 3 & Level 1 British Values qualifications, which are accompanied by free interactive online resources, the ‘You be the Judge’ government website is a great tool to get your learners engaged with discussing one of the key pillars of British Values ‘the rule of law’.
- Encourage learners to research and discuss democratic historic events to understand what went wrong, why it went wrong, and how our rights have evolved as a result of it.
- Let the learners express their thoughts – don’t be afraid to encourage debate within the classroom. For example ask the learners ‘Do they think 16-18 year olds should be able to vote?’ and discuss the reasons behind their thoughts.
- There are many free resources we can take advantage of which would help the learners really engage and understand the four key pillars of British Values. For example: visit parliament; contact local magistrates’ court and invite them to come and speak within the lesson; laws and debating workshops for learners. For more information visit - www.parliament.uk/education/
For more information about the Ascentis British Values qualifications, please contact Kirsty Sherrington on 01524 845 046 or Kirsty.firstname.lastname@example.org.