The ‘Building Resilience’ project was run by the Association for Citizenship Teaching and funded by the Home Office. Lee Jerome (Associate Professor in Education, CERS) was appointed as the project evaluator.
The project involved teachers in schools across England developing innovative teaching strategies to build children’s criticality and resilience to extremism and being drawn into terrorism. The project will develop and disseminate examples of best practice in the form of case studies including practical classroom materials, teaching ideas and appropriate pedagogies to support schools nationally in creating their educational response to the new Prevent duty. The ambition of the project is to support teachers working in different school contexts across England in developing the skills and knowledge pupils need to:
- think critically, explore and discuss controversial and sensitive issues
- recognise and challenge extremism and terrorist ideologies
- build resilience to radicalisation; and
- understand the value of democratic citizenship.
Further information and the final project report can be found on the ACT website.