Civic Education – Teaching responsible citizenship in primary and secondary schools
Transparency International PNG, through its School Based Civic Education (SBCE) Project, recently ran a workshop with the teachers of Hagara Primary School in Port Moresby, using civic education curriculum materials developed under this project. During the 2-day workshop, teachers were encouraged to integrate the teacher resource materials with their social science and personal development curricula to develop lesson plans for classroom teaching.
‘Most of the teachers training expressed that TIPNG Civic education materials contained a lot of things that are missing from the personal development, social science and community living resources that they have in their schools’, said TIPNG Civic Education Manager, Mary Udu.
“This encouraging for us at TIPNG knowing that we have filled in a knowledge gap”, added Miss Udu.
She added that after the training, teachers go back to their schools and find that TIPNGs teacher resource materials are very important documents to have in their classrooms.
TIPNG produced materials to assist teachers and students:
- identify the functions and processes of civil society and state institutions and the way they contribute to national integrity
- apply skills of active citizenship which model and promote democratic governance in their own community
- interact with state institutions and demand for better governance.