Knowledge and information is only a starting point rather than an end in itself. It is important that students develop the ability to analyse events, interpret data, present arguments, criticise effectively and present evidence. It is also vital to be able to put knowledge into context, to be aware of current affairs, to build confidence in the use of language and presentation skills and how to work effectively in a team.
Discussion groups will provide a context in which to raise awareness of these issues and to practise the skills outlined. Topics discussed may extend beyond the curriculum and offer students and adults the opportunity to gain further insight into ‘world affairs’.