First workshop for school teachers and youth trainers in the field of citizenship education

16.05.2014 07:30
Active Citizens for Europe through School (ACES)

On Friday, 16 May 2014 at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, the first in the series of workshops for teachers in the field of citizenship education was organized. The workshop was organized in the frame of the EU project Jean Monnet Action, EU@School, called “ACES - Active Citizens of Europe through school”, led and coordinated by Dr. Tomaž Deželan, associate professor at the University of Ljubljana. The project and workshop was co-funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme. The purpose of the first workshop was to gain knowledge about conceptual basics of citizenship and civic education. The participants were introduced to the meaning of citizenship, to the evolution of the idea of citizenship, to citizenship (and) EU, and to the dimensions of civic education and pedagogical approaches of teaching civic education (constructivist paradigm, hybrid classroom) by Dr. Tomaž Deželan, associate professor, Ddr. Rudi Rizman, professor, and Dr. Marko Radovan, assistant professor at the University of Ljubljana. The workshop continued with the simulation of presented learning solutions. Participants additionally conquered didactic approaches and ways of approaching the practical (e) classroom for civic education in the Moodle environment, and simulated some basic tools of (e-) classrooms for civic education. The aim of the workshop was to address the problems of teachers and trainers of these contents, which have been identified by various studies in this field. Particularly, we paid attention to the formulation of a solution by taking into account the blended learning approach, for which we designed a platform for e-supported learning infrastructure Moodle, which is available to all teachers of this content.

First ACES workshop