Overcoming the nocebo effect - a radical approach to citizenship education

Leighton, R. (2013) Overcoming the nocebo effect - a radical approach to citizenship education. International Journal of Education for Social Justice, 2 (1). ISSN 2254-3139.

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This paper begins with a discussion of recent evidence regarding the state of Citizenship Education in England, proposing that there are indications of a nocebo effect – where an intervention has detrimental effects which outweigh any potential benefits. It is then argued that a more radical approach to Citizenship Education than is currently generally apparent is required in order to alleviate and reverse the trend towards a nocebo effect, going on to briefly outline a number of strategies through which such an objective might be achieved and identifying one school example of such practices. Finally some observations are offered regarding the consequences of ignoring the current situation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Active citizenship; ethos; placebo/nocebo; questioning; radical risk; voice
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB0005 General
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0980 Types of education > LC1090 Political education > LC1091 Citizenship education
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Education > Post Graduate Initial Teacher Education (POINTED)
Depositing User: Mr Ralph Leighton
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 09:10
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 14:11
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/12202

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