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Subject area:
Debate and discussion, Fundamental British Values, Religion
Age group:
KS 3, KS 4, KS 5
Resources:
Lesson ideas, Teacher guidance
Format:
Pdf, Presentation slides, Videos

The Deliberative Classroom is a project, funded by the Department for Education, to support teachers to lead knowledge based discussions and debates with students on topical issues relating to fundamental British values, citizenship and equality. The combination of written guidance, guided debates and three short films are designed to build teacher confidence in addressing controversial issues in the classroom. They demonstrate how to create a safe space for debating controversial issues, while avoiding polarisation and promoting fundamental British values.

General guidance

Sets out the policy context and explains why schools need to address topical issues in the curriculum.

Deliberative classroom films

Training films to illustrate whole school strategies to promoting British values and classroom approaches to teaching controversial issues.

Religious freedom resource pack

Three KS3 lesson plans with activity instructions and printable student resources as well as background briefing to improve teacher’s topic knowledge.

Democracy, protest and change resource pack

Three KS3 lesson plans with activity instructions and printable student resources as well as background briefing to improve teacher’s topic knowledge.