Civics education

From the IRM Design Report 2018-2020: Apply civics education learning at community and local government level

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by AdminOGPPN on March 10, 2021 at 12:27PM

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  • Posted by jfro012 March 11, 2021 at 13:24

    This is an absolute must and I think pretty easy to implement into social studies classes in year 8 or year 9. Young NZers need to know our structure of government and how it works and why voting is important. The Electoral Commission has lots of great teaching ideas and materials for this.
    I know teachers are busy but perhaps we can get former educators to volunteer to offer units in this. I would love to do this when I retire!
  • Posted by CAB March 18, 2021 at 14:31

    It would be much easier to start in schools and build from the grouund up and understanding and interest in the workings of Goverment .
  • Posted by JaneT April 18, 2021 at 08:29

    Could wealthy private foundations be encouraged to sponsor school visits to Wellington (and Waitangi treaty grounds?).
  • Posted by Alayna April 22, 2021 at 19:34

    And ensure this education curriculum embodies how the Treaty of Waitangi should run as a thread through all our levels of government, governance and civic life
  • Posted by stowellj May 13, 2021 at 09:50

    Civics education should be about not only what exists now in the democracy sphere in Aotearoa New Zealand, how we do things now, but also about what could be done to improve citizen engagement and empowerment, taking examples from other liberal democracies around the world. Look outward not just inward.
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