Consuming Passions: A Key Stage 4 Teacher Resource Exploring the Consumer Strand of Citizenship.
Institute for Citizenship: London, UK.
The knowledge and understanding element of the citizenship curriculum contains the following strand:
1. Pupils should be taught about: the rights and responsibilities of consumers, employers and employees
This resource is aimed at helping non-specialist teachers to deliver the specialist area of consumer rights
and responsibilities to key stage 4 students. Ideally the consumer strand of citizenship would be taught by
a specialist in consumer education. However, this will not always be the case, and many teachers will need
support and dedicated resources to help deliver this important element of Citizenship. Consumer
education itself has a chequered history in British schools. It has existed in many guises, but has almost
disappeared in recent years. The introduction of citizenship education should go some way to ensuring
that consumer education is placed firmly on the educational map.
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