Promoting Active Citizenship
Cultivating active, informed, critical, reflexive and engaged citizenship is a condition for a living and viable democracy.
Viability means, among others, an inclusive, sustainable society by bringing diverse groups (ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) together in developmental, dialogical and participatory ways.
Educational institutions of all kinds have a responsibility for ensuring and fostering these ideas and practices - this at a time of many new examples of people learning to live together creatively. as well as coping with new challenges of living together (xenophobia, racism, violence, political alienation and the rise of fundamentalism and are struggling with questions about multiculturalism, etc.).
These competencies are vital with students in teachers preperation if they are to create a good enough learning environment for their own pupils, teach active citizenship, and become active citizens themselves.
After common mapping of the place involved by main actors in the field, main groups of community, advantages and disadvantages of the place.
Inspire for projects by the method of Place making :
The students will held a world café by 3 questions based on the mapping they preformed for choosing projects -
After world cafe the students will choose and present (groups of 5) issue for local activism and presenting it in project card in a PowerPoint presentation.
The project card structure:
1. purpose- the core value
1. the community involved
2. the target
3. the impactbudget, time table for doing, place and outcomes of the initiatives