A 60-card deck to reflect on our interior condition for democratic culture.
Learning to show up in the world of education with democratic values in mind
How you show up in the world matters. This is why Cards for Democracy are an important tool today. They help us develop our interior condition to support democratic environment in our life and work.
Ready to use the Cards for Democracy? We offer some suggestions for you in the form of loose frameworks in which you can develop your creativity, as an educator, facilitator, or trainer.
These frameworks – we call them “Scenarios” – are intended to help you find inspiration to create your own activities.
L2C will share activities for download regularly in the C4D community of practice: Cards for Democracy Facebook group and on its media pages.
For an Introduction to the Cards for Democracy click here.
Trainers and teachers can use Cards for Democracy with learners to build a longitudinal documentation of learning progressions, through portfolios for example.
Teachers learning with the Cards for Democracy
*the environment can be of many sorts: classroom, school, university, sports club, training…
Make sure you have printed all the cards that you want to use (this may vary depending on what you have explored and how long you want this part of the session to last).
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Divide a big group into small groups of 3-4 people. Have your students outline their hand on a sheet of paper. Have them answer individually one question for each finger.
Share your results with your micro group
Individually, envision yourself moving 10 years forward on a timeline: what kind of person have you become? Choose three of the cards above which best express your adulthood.
From where you stand, move towards the direction of your future self and put the cards on the ground: look back to your younger self and try to see which steps helped you to realize your future self.
In pairs, exchange your experience of your walk to the “future”.
Ask the participants to individually write a letter to their future self. Tell yourself which steps you are willing to take to reach your future self (20 min)
Have them seal the letters and collect them. suggest to participant to keep this letter, and open it in the future to evaluate how they have evolved, and to what extent they are moving in the direction they had wished.
Possible questions for debriefing that we have found generative are:
Pick one card, within the selection below, that you would like to focus on for the next week.
By downloading Scenario 7 – Personal Development and Personal Learning Goals, you will have a PDF resource to keep and consult for your activities.
In this article we answer some questions regarding the decision to transform Learn to Change from an association to a collective.
In this article, we talk about what we mean by Collective – the new form chosen by L2C – and how you can join it.
Learn to Change’s members held a General Assembly in fall 2022, in which the decision was taken to transform the association into a less formal, and more agile entity. Therefore, we will change status, going from an ‘organization’ to a less formal entity that we name “The collective”
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