Citizenship Education Resources
We work with schools to help young people learn about their rights and responsibilities in becoming active citizens.
We seek to assist schools to provide citizenship education by organising events for teachers to discuss and develop their teaching on citizenship related issues.
We are currently organising a series of seminars for teachers and other education providers to discuss the teaching of politics and controversial issues informed by our Research Report on ‘Schools, Political Literacy and the 2014 Scottish Referendum’ (March 2015). See News and Events.
School students (particularly S5 and S6 students) are welcome at the Stevenson Lectures. We believe they will find the content of the lectures, and the discussions that follow, interesting and helpful to their studies. The lectures also provide an introduction to the University experience. Teachers thinking of bringing a group of students may wish to contact us to discuss facilities on campus and to reserve seats at the lecture.
Seminar June 17: Schools, Political Literacy and the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum
On 17 June 2015 the Stevenson Trust is organising a half day seminar for staff and pupils of Glasgow schools to discuss their research findings in ‘Schools, Political literacy and the 2014 Scottish Referendum’ (March 2015) ‘What lessons can be learned from the referendum experience?’
The seminar is organised to listen to the views of teachers and pupils on how political education can be improved given the lowering of the voting age for the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections.
The seminar is principally by invitation for Glasgow schools. There may however be scope to include representative schools from other authorities. Teachers from schools outwith Glasgow can enquire about places to Dr Craig MacDonald: Craig.MacDonald2@glasgow.ac.uk