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Futureproof: A comprehensive framework for teaching digital citizenship in schools

Futureproof: A comprehensive framework for teaching digital citizenship in schools

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Futureproof shows school leaders and teachers how they can educate for digital citizenship through the adoption of a new, comprehensive and coherent framework. The book addresses a gap as there are currently no well-known frameworks that provide a comprehensive approach to teaching digital citizenship education in UK school

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Futureproof shows school leaders and teachers how they can educate for digital citizenship through the adoption of a new, comprehensive and coherent framework. The book addresses a gap as there are currently no well-known frameworks that provide a comprehensive approach to teaching digital citizenship education in UK schools. This is surprising given how digital technologies are part and parcel of most young people’s lives today and will continue to be so in the future. Given that the technologies are constantly changing, it might be said that those responsible for teaching digital citizenship are shooting in the dark whilst trying to hit a moving target. The book brings clarity by explaining the theory and research behind the Futureproof framework, and through its focus on how it can be implemented in primary and secondary schools. The book includes details of the digital citizenship framework, an overview of learning and teaching outcomes and examples from practice throughout.

About the Authors

Dr Tom Harrison is a Reader in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. He is Director of Education at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and Programme Director for the MA Character Education. Tom is widely published in the field of education.

Dr Gianfranco Polizzi is a Research Fellow in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, where he works on the Cultivating Cyber-Phronesis project. His research interests, which lie at the intersection of media and education studies, range from digital literacy and digital resilience to cyber-wisdom and digital citizenship.

Sophie Murfin is the CEO and Executive Principal of Wise Owl Trust comprising of three primary schools in Manchester. Sophie has written a programme of character education which is now in over 700 schools nationwide and international. Sophie is currently leading on a number of improvement programmes across Manchester including enhancing cross-phase transition, reducing the number of children at risk of exclusion and a place-based change project to support positive wellbeing.

Lee Peachey is a Deputy Headteacher at St Mary’s Catholic High School which is a comprehensive 11–18 school and Sixth Form college. Lee leads on all facets of Personal Development at the school and college including Character Education, PSHE, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health (pupils and staff), Student Leadership, Careers Education, British Values, Citizenship, Transition, Spirituality and Pupil Premium. Lee has created a professional learning network in the field of Personal Development which is over 3500 members strong from across the country.

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Author Tom Harrison, Gianfranco Polizzi, Sophie Murfin and Lee Peachey
ISBN 9781915261120
No of pages 240
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2 May 2022

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