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  • 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.

  • UNIT 3: Vision of a democratic society

    Rationale and Objectives

    One of the cornerstones of promoting active citizenship is the to show how social and individual responsibility is important in democracy, especially in build democratic society.

    1. What is a democratic society? - The characteristic of democratic society
    2. Circle of responsibility (responsibility for ourselves, for community, for country)- mandatory
    3. The connection between responsibility, civic society and democracy- mandatory.
    4. Developing of responsibility – How to do this? -optional
    5. Levels of Responsibility - in democracy: what does it mean?

UNIT 2:Introduction to Democracy and Active Democratic Citizenship: Active Citizenship and Civic EngagementUNIT 4: Understanding the Processes of Social and Civic Activism