In previous articles, we introduced the Handbook for Teachers – Teaching European Values, a text created by the Erasmus + KA 3 project Teachers4Europe – Setting an Agora for Democratic Culture.
The handbook is specifically designed to give you as a teacher a compact knowledge of the origins, functions, policies and strategies of the European Union.
In addition, methods are included that aim, on the one hand, to enhance students’ knowledge about the EU and, on the other hand, to support an understanding of and a connection with basic European values.
This manual was developed with suggestions for learning for and through European values using student-centred pedagogies that are fit for upholding a democratic culture in classrooms and schools.
In addition, this handbook provides accompanying material with resources for teaching about the European Union and European values.
On this article, in fact, we will deepen the section of the Handbook for Teachers dedicated to the methods that you can integrate into your teaching path to teach about European Union and European Values.
The methods section is designed to support you as a teacher in the teaching of European values.
In our portfolio you will find suggestions to address the topic of the EU and EU values directly through content, but also to teach them indirectly through associated content (general content related to a culture of democracy), everyday processes (such as modeling democratic practices), and pedagogical approaches.
Our analysis showed that teachers felt that they did not have enough time to teach European values in an extra-curricular way.
Therefore, we also offer suggestions to apply them in subject areas and thereby propose methods that are particularly suitable for applying European values in teaching. Finally, the activities are related to areas that are defined for the T4E program and presented in the following diagram.
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