• Course title

    Civic Education  and democracy in Georgia - the challenges and ways of development

    Authors/ Instructors

    Shorena Maglakelidze, Sopho Lobzhanidze,  Davit Malazonia, Tamar Taliashvili, Ketevan Chkuaseli, Tina Gelashvili, Tinatin Mepharishvili, Madona Mikeladze, Tama Mosiashvili

    Course status/ level

    Bachelor, MA

    Course code

    Teaching Semester

    OPEN for Georgian Institutions to Decide: ONE SEMESTER COURSE

    ECTS

    6

    Course Rationale

    The course envisages improvement of the principles and practices of civic education and democracy in the higher education institutions of Georgia.

    The Goal:

    1. Students will get acquainted with the global challenges of Civic Education and Democracy, and the range of possible measures to resolve them and to recognize the goals of sustainable development in the context of Georgia.

    2. Students will analyze activities conducted with the aims of developing Civic Education and Democracy and evaluate the effectiveness of best practices compared to other countries.

    3. Students will recognize their professional and personal role in raising public awareness of civic education and formation of democratic values.

    4. Within the scope of civic education and the problems of democracy they will be able to design and conduct the implementation, evaluation of and research into the results.

    5. Within the frame of their competencies and action plans, students will be able to raise public awareness of civic education and the enhancement of the democratic values.


    Course Objectives

    To become acquainted with the global challenges of Civic Education and cultivating the values of democracy, and the measures taken to resolve these alongside recognizing the goals of sustainable development in the context of Georgia and how these might be effectively implemented and evaluated.

    1. To analyze activities which have been conducted for the goals of Civic Education and Democracy development, and to evaluate the effectiveness best practice compared to other countries.

    2. To become better acquainted with the global challenges of Civic Education and Democracy, and the measures taken to resolve them and also to recognize the goals of sustainable development in the context of Georgia.

    3. To recognize their professional and personal roles and responsibilities in raising public awareness of civic education and the formation of democratic values.

    4. Within the scope of civic education and the problems of democracy, to be able to plan and conduct research into effective implementation, and to evaluate the results.

    5. Within the frame of their competence and action plans, to be able to raise public awareness of civic education and enhancement of the democratic values.

    6. Students will be able to identify the problems of identifying specific foci for research.

    7. Students will be able to identify relevant research methods, to collect data, in whatever form, quantitative or qualitative, and to analyse and develop recommendations.

    Pre-Requisites

    None

    Learning Outcomes



    Be acquainted with the global challenges of Civic Education and Democracy, and the measures taken to resolve them and to recognize the goals of sustainable development in the context of Georgia.

    1. To analyze activities which have been conducted in relation to the goals of Civic Education and Democracy development and to evaluate effectiveness of best practice compared in other countries.

    2. To become acquainted with the global challenges of Civic Education and Democracy, and the measures taken to resolve them and to recognize the goals of sustainable development in the context of Georgia.

    3. To recognize their professional and personal role in public awareness of civic education and formation of democratic values.

    4. Within the scope of the civic education and the problems of democracy to be able to conduct the planning of research, its implementation, and evaluation of the results.

    5. Within the frame of their competences and action plan be able to raise public awareness of civic education and enhancement of the democratic values.

    6. Students will be able to identify the problems of specific areas to which research could illuminate.

    7. Students will be able to identify relevant research methods, to collect data, to make analyses and to develop recommendations.

    Teaching Methods

     The lectures and seminars will be built on the principles of interactive teaching.

    The main methodological approach of the course is problem-oriented learning. The following basic methods will be used:

    1. Class discussion conducted by Lecture

    2. Debate on current issues by students

    3. Group Presentations by students

    4. Student reports by individuals

    5. Group works

    6. Role play

    7. Case study

    8. Feedback methods

    Assessment  and

    Course Requirements

     In seminars student's groups will present their interim reports, as well as make and receive feedback from peers and from staff; and on the basis of this will amend and current their work for any final report.

    Activity – 30

    First Midterm assessment – 20

    Second Midterm assessment – 20

    Presentation - 30

    GRADING SCALE

    The scores will be calculated according to the following:

    (A) 91-100 Superior

    (B) 81-90 Good

    (C) 71-80 Above Average

    (D) 61-70 Average

    (E) 51-60  Below Average

    (FX) 41-50 Failing

    (F) 0-40 Withdrawal from course


    Week № and Lesson Activity

    You should write 6 Units at the most

    Each Unit has to include  at least two topics

    Each Unit should include the following: Topic of Lesson

    Topic Rationale and Objectives

    Learning Outcomes





    Unit #1: The main trends of democracy and civil society development