Learning «through»: Create a democratic learning environment

The DOCCU team continues to implement the new 4th component of the project aimed at implementation of the education for democratic citizenship and human rights education (EDC/HRE) in the pedagogical higher educational institutes of the pilot regions of the project.

There were 25 teachers at the seminar, which took place on March 26-27 in the Conference Hall of Irpin. Those pedagogues will train the future teachers from Poltava, Kherson, Lviv regions and the city of Kyiv.

Pedagogues studied the main approaches to democracy education, based on the education of «about» democracy and «through» democracy. Participants of the seminar considered the questions: «How to teach democracy?», «Why are boards and chalk not enough?», «What is competent development?», «Why do adults and children are studying differently?» They had also discussed that they need to move away from authoritarianism and change themselves, be an example for their students. Only a teacher who lives, as he/she teaches, is a real teacher.