CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION / DEMOCRACY
Rewrite Draft which you completed in Week 6 as an academic paper. This last paper (Draft 4 or Final Draft) should evolve out of the previous summaries and be unique to your own burgeoning understanding of the topic. Your paper will be very different from your other group members because it shows the development of your own ideas from the draft.
The final draft should include:
• an introduction with a thesis statement,
• middle (body) paragraphs with subtopics,
• a conclusion and
• bibliography. (Include a minimum of five academic references – no blogs, Wikipedia or random, non-credible sites; two of these references should be from your own research, not from this course’s readings).
You should begin by explaining your particular aim and philosophy, and give your ideas about it. Discuss its strengths and weaknesses (from “Expert” group), and explore how it might be more or less effective compared to different aims/philosophies (from “Mixed Expert” groups) and under various social and environmental pressures.
Be critical and explore different sides of the issues. Use the word “I” as you put forth your views, your opinions, your arguments and link them to any personal experiences if relevant.
a minimum of eight double-spaced pages, not counting a cover page or bibliography.
Expert group topics :
Job training/Economic aims Group 1
Citizenship education/Democracy Groups 2 & 10
Character education/Moral values Group 3
Autonomy/Being able to think for oneself Groups 4 & 8
Caring/relationships Group 5
Human flourishing/happiness Groups 6 & 9
Educating for sustainability/harmony with nature Group 7
“Mixed Expert” groups :
PRESSURES ON CURRICULUM
Rights of children/safety
Independent learning/constructing personal meaning