The Teachers’ Edition of the Cards for Democracy are a set of 72 cards developed by Learn to Change. They are meant for teachers to reflect on, examine and improve their attitudes, skills and knowledge to better support democratic processes and improve their own practices and behaviours.
The cards identify and describe key actions that people who are facilitating learning can develop to better act in a society in which democracy is a true process that is inclusive of all human beings.
The cards – and the activities and games we can do with them – propose that each and every individual has a responsibility for true democracy to live. It’s a right and also a struggle. Each and everyone of us can develop our:
Creative possibilities to imagine a moral and just society;
Willingness to act for the society we wish to live in;
Agency to change our environments with our vision in mind.
In this post we describe just one activity that can be done with these cards. Other activities will be added as we create them. This is collaborative work in progress. It has no ending!
It can be uplifting to experience how the values we hold dear can take many shapes. Values shape us and shape and govern the behaviour of everybody involved in any activity with any group.
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In times when divides between people are growing, it’s of vital importance to re-engage in dialogue. Understanding our own values and being able to listen to and develop some kind of understanding of the values of others around us is a challenge we must take, it’s our common responsibility.
Through these activities, we develop our skills of active listening, co-operation, empathy, participation, responsibility, creativity, and capacity for respect.
Playing the game can – in a short time – generate a new norm in the group.
Playing the game strengthens members conviction that developing these attitudes, skills and knowledge & understandings is possible and paves the way to democracy.
The Activity – Speed Dating for Democracy
To help teachers develop competence for democratic practice through the development of attitudes, skills and knowledge & understandings for democracy.
*the environment can be of many sorts: classroom, school, university, sports club, training…
After an icebreaker or introduction, organise a “speed-dating” activity:
You can also download a printable version of the activity here – Speed Dating for Democracy.
Other activities will be available soon!
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