The Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) promotes student led active citizenship that can include social action, as a necessary part of Citizenship education in schools and colleges. This involves work to:
• Establish teacher development networks and activities a designed to promote a pedagogy and curriculum for active citizenship
• Embed active citizenship in the ACT Quality Standard for Citizenship which schools and colleges can apply for, to demonstrate high quality Citizenship education in their institution and curriculum
• Support schools offering GCSE Citizenship Studies to develop effective and engaging approaches when addressing the qualification requirements for active citizenship
• Highlight the benefits and impact of effective active citizenship through our communications and journal ‘Teaching Citizenship’.