The mportance of forming responsible citizenship as a factor in the development of a democratic society

During the second training session with the deputy principals and teachers-organizers of the Odesa Oblast, there were considered the issues of the importance of forming responsible citizenship as a factor in the development of a democratic society and the components of competences for democratic citizenship through the prism of 9 key concepts of education for democratic citizenship and human rights (EDC/HRE), such as identity, responsibility, conflict, freedom, rules and laws, etc.

Trainers with the participants paid particular attention to the practical elaboration of using the methodological resource of the Council of Europe on EDC/HRE, contained on the educational platform «Living in Democracy», in forming pupils’ citizenship competences. The participants had the opportunity to assess the benefits of the EDC/HRE activity approach to the development of self-identity. «Our identity is our self-awareness, that is, what kind of person we are in our own view».