Part of society

16th February 2007 at 00:00
Modern studies has a key role to play in A Curriculum for Excellence, according to an HMIE report.

The document, one of a series aimed at providing a portrait of current practice in various subjects, says modern studies provides a sound context for learners to develop an awareness of the social and political issues they will meet in their lives.

The subject can help them understand the democratic process, why people participate in society, make them aware of their rights and responsibilities, and help them understand conflict resolution.

Teaching modern studies is described in the report as having many strengths, but practitioners are urged to ask themselves whether learning experiences are imaginative, creative, stimulating and challenging enough for pupils.

Inspectors called for ICT to be used more, and for learners to be given more practical opportunities to develop the citizenship they are taught.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now