Co-operative learning and responsible citizenship in the 21st century are the themes of an international conference from June 20-23 at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. The organisers are The Co-operative College and the International Association for the Study of Co-operation in Education. Speakers include: Celeste Brody, dean of instruction, Central Oregon Community College; Pauline Green, chief executive, Co-operative Union and member of Manchester Learning Skills Council; and George Jacobs, an education consultant in Singapore. Several research papers will be given including: "Co-operative learning in Singapore". Fee pound;425 (three days), pound;285 (two days), pound;105 (one day).

Tel: 0161 246 2929


The Society for the Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education is holding a conference entitled "Raising the standard of thinking and discussion in the classroom, especially in the context of citizenship education" at the Department of Educational Studies, Oxford, July 6. There will be a strand for newcomers to the field of philosophical enquiry with children and one for experienced practitioners. Classroom practice will be among the areas explored. Fee: pound;60, pound;50 members, pound;40 studentunwaged.

Tel: 01962 853516


Training provider Stands for Education is running conferences for citizenship coordinators: "Practical citizenship: from theory into practice" in Birmingham (June 12), Bristol (June 19) and Manchester (July 1); and "How to ensure your school is ready to implement citizenship in August 2002" in Birmingham (June 27) and London (July 5). The first will provide information on effective strategies, activities and ideas for immediate implementation. The second will examine how to develop and co-ordinate a combined approach to the subject and plan for progression, manage assessment and recognise the achievement of all students. Fee: pound;195 per conference. SFE, 1 Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8RR.

Tel: 0117 983 8800



The Institute for Citizenship is giving 30 young people the chance to visit Brussels on a study tour as part of Speak Out! Across Europe taking place June 25-30. The group will take part in workshops and discussions with MEPs at the European Parliament - which will be webcast - and visit the European Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Youth Forum. The students have been taking part in internet debates on European citizenship and their vision for the future of Europe. Institute for Citizenship, 62 Marylebone High Street, W1Y 5HZ. Tel: 020 7935 4777Email:


Stand Up Speak Out: A Book About Children's Rights (Two-Can pound;9.99) examines the Articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child through moving artwork, poetry and the personal testimonies of young people. Written for 9 to 12-year-olds, it includes school action ideas and lists of organisations working to improve children's lives. Teacher's notes and activity packs are in preparation. Two-Can have 50 copies of the book to give to the first readers who apply. Send your name, address and details of your school or organisation to Stand Up Speak Out Offer, Two-Can Publishing, 43-45 Dorset Street, London WIU 7NA.

Tel: 020 7224 2440

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