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Philosophy, Citizenship and Schools

Summary of the impact

Sustained research on citizenship issues by Professor David Archard and Dr Jeremy Watkins has:

  • Provided the intellectual content for a Philosophy for Citizenship course which has been undertaken by hundreds of children in schools across Northern Ireland since its inception in January, 2012;
  • Improved children's intellectual and interpersonal skills by promoting better quality reasoning, listening and oral communication;


  • Delivered a sustainable model of citizenship education that is particularly tailored to the needs of post-conflict societies and that has been embedded in a number of teacher training courses in Northern Ireland.

Submitting Institution

Queen's University Belfast

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Research Subject Area(s)

Studies In Human Society: Political Science
Law and Legal Studies: Law
Philosophy and Religious Studies: Philosophy

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