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What happened at Learn 2 Change in 2022?

The Learn to Change’s blog is one way in which we try to support and inspire educators like you.

On it we regularly share valuable resources to re-think how learning happens in groups, classes, work teams, institutions and organizations.

The year has almost come to an end, so we decided to take a moment to revisit the articles featured in 2022.

This is also a great opportunity to check out any articles you may have missed!

Handbook for Teachers

This year we shared the Handbook for Teachers, a handbook which is specifically designed to give teachers 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.

Learn more here:

The role of teachers in developing democratic competence

A democratic school does not just happen, it is an ongoing process, and one that may not run smoothly or be harmonious or devoid of conflicting views and opinions.

A truly democratic environment is one in which individuals can constructively interact with others and where people can agree to disagree on issues within a framework where human rights and the rule of law are upheld and respected.

While the immediate responsibility of establishing a democratic school environment may be that of the school principal or leader, in a democracy, there are other stakeholders who have a vested interest in the success of the school – the students, teachers, parents and the wider community (Bäckman & Trafford, 2007).

Democratic environments are the result of a collective effort.

What is the role of teachers? Read more here:

The Importance of Conversation & Dialogue in Education

How might conversation and dialogue support the professional development of educators? How do Educators learn through talking?

We talked in deep about this here:

Cards for Democracy and Scenarios

This year we have dedicated our energies to disseminating the Cards for Democracy for All and to creating Scenarios, i.e. activities with which it is possible to make the most of the Cards for Democracy for personal and professional growth.

You can find out more about the Scenarios by visiting the articles we have reserved for them:

T4E Academy for Democracy in Malta

Also, we went to Malta for the Summer School.

The T4E Academy for Democracy has been a 5-day educational experience whose program included courses, an open space and trips to the most evocative places of the beautiful island of Malta.

We shared all the experience on our social profiles and we also collected the wonderful words of two of the participants of the T4E Academy for Democracy.

Conclusions

This year has been full of events and initiatives. For more information, find out more on our social profiles and subscribe to our community of practices for Cards 4 Democracy.

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What did we learn from what stakeholders said about the toolkits?

PPMI and L2C held a stakeholder consultation on the ‘MOVE’ project, with the participation of eight stakeholders. To offer diverse perspectives, both stakeholders from the transportation and from the education sector were involved in equal numbers. The transportation stakeholders were selected by PPMI, while the education stakeholders came from Learn to Change’s (L2C) community of practice.

Cards for Democracy for All

Cards for Democracy for All are a set of 60 cards intended for all individuals, on their own and in groups. The cards help to reflect on our intention, and to nurture a disposition to examine and improve our attitudes, skills, knowledge and understanding to better contribute to creating democratic spaces and improve our practices and behaviors for co-constructing a more just and happy society.

AFS Global Conference 2018

Ildikó Lázár's used L2C's Cards for Democracy in a workshop with educators on Community building at school for global competence development in Budapest at the AFS global conference focusing on "Global Competence: Our Future, Our Responsiblity" on September 26-28th 2018.

Transformational Crossroads

Learn to Change was present at a United World College short course organised in Malta in July 2018. In a workshop organised by Charlot Cassar, the young participants engaged in reflection on the competences they need to develop to become active democratic citizens that live the values that they believe in using the Cards for Democracy for all. 

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