One of the main objectives for education systems throughout Europe, is to encourage students to actively engage in social and political life. However, there is teachers’ lack of skills and knowledge to teach citizenship education. Thus, CARDET, as a partner to a consortium of four organizations from Greece, Finland and the UK, is launching the project e-Reflect.
The project aims to develop and implement a high quality continuing professional development e-course on active citizenship education for teachers and young children education professionals. The courses will introduce school educators in a rich technological environment for the implementation of the Reflect Approach in contemporary school settings. The innovation of this project lies in the exploitation of digital literacy in order to stimulate active citizenship and social entrepreneurship. Particularly, it takes advantage of contemporary digital technology to cultivate democratic spaces for communication, collaboration and action, and encourage discussion so that people can develop reflectively their own learning materials.
- Strengthening of educator's professional profile through providing digital skills in active citizenship education.
- Internationalization at the level of education and training institutions.
- Enhancement of ICT uptake in teaching and learning.
- Improvement of the quality of school-based learning provision in fostering reflective thinking and entrepreneurship.
- Empowerment of school children to fully participate in society change initiatives.
- Author and present a conference paper
- Design the e-Reflect course for school educators, train the trainers and deliver the course
- Design and develop the project’s website
- Design a Learning Object Repository (LOR)
- Develop a Learning Management System (LMS) to host the online course an support online communication
- Implement the e-Reflect approach in school settings
- Report on e-Reflect implementation
The development of a permanent pan-European network of educators who will take advantage of ICT in initiating social entrepreneurship projects.
1st Primary School of Rafina – Greece
Bath Spa University - United Kingdom
CARDET – Cyprus
University of the Aegean – UAEGEAN - Greece
University of Turku - Finland
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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[Project Number: 2014-1-EL01-A200-001563]