International Seminar: Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship (June 20)


Education can play a central role in preparing youngsters for life in a democratic society, for active participation and greater social justice and tolerance in all domains of society. Given this important task for education, it is necessary to train a new generation of educational professionals that can contribute to this development.


Seven European Universities are working together in the Erasmus Strategic Partnership EDIC+. They have developed a joint curriculum for students and PhD-researchers of teacher education and educational studies. Each university organised and implemented a module and together they offered an intensive programme (www.uvh.nl/edic). This seminar is devoted to examining and discussing these modules in parallel sessions. New perspectives on Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship will be developed.


The seminar starts with the launching of the book Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship and by presenting the first examples to a representative of the European Union and to Eduard Nazarski, director of Amnesty International/the Netherlands. 


Next, the modules and relevant topics will be presented and discussed in parallel sessions. 


This will be followed by a panel discussion: Reflections on Education for Democratic Citizenship Education and its Future with Nimrod Aloni (Tel Aviv), Ivor Goodson (Brighton), Helen Haste (Bath, Harvard), Fritz Oser (Fribourg) and Jasmine Sim (Singapore). The seminar ends with the Valedictory Speech by Wiel Veugelers: 'Learning and Teaching in Critical-Democratic Citizenship Education'.


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International guests are eligible for an Erasmus grant to cover part of their expenses.

Information

Daniëlle Drenth, d.drenth@uvh.nl   

Programme


10.00 hrs: Opening by Doret de Ruyter (UvH)

Launching of the book Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship by Wiel Veugelers (UvH), coordinator EDIC+.

Presenting the first examples to a representative of the European Union and to Eduard Nazarski, director of Amnesty International/the Netherlands. 


10.30 hrs: Parallel sessions

Preparing Teachers and Researchers for Multi/Intercultural Education

Anastasia Kesidou & Filimon Peonidis, Aristotle University Thessaloniki

Educational Policy and Leadership to Improve Democratic Citizenship Education

Eve Eisenschmidt & Reet Sillavee, Tallinn University

Theory and Practice of Citizenship Education

Wiel Veugelers & Isolde de Groot, University of Humanistic Studies


Coffee break


11.30 hrs: Parallel sessions

Teachers’ Moral Competence in Pedagogical Encounters

Kirsi Tirri & Elina Kuusisto, University of Helsinki

Ethical Competences for Democratic Citizenship at School, University and in Family

Maria Rosa Buxarrais & Elena Noguera, University of Barcelona

Social and Educational Inclusion in Schools and their Communities

Ghazala Bhatti & Mahmoud Emira, Bath-Spa University

Educational Activities in Civil Society

Dana Moree & Theresa Vávrová, Charles University Prague


12.15 hrs: Three topics relevant for EDIC:

EDIC and NGOs (De Groot, Moree, Buxarrais and representatives of NGOs)

EDIC and Inclusive Society (Bhatti, Kesidou)

EDIC and Teachers Education/School Development (Tirri/Kuusisto, Eisenschmidt)    


13.00 hrs:  Lunch break


14.00 hrs:  Panel discussion: Reflections on Education for Democratic Citizenship Education and its Future 

Nimrod Aloni (Tel Aviv), Ivor Goodson (Brighton), Helen Haste (Bath, Harvard), Fritz Oser (Fribourg), Jasmine Sim (Singapore); Chair Yvonne Leeman (UvH)


16.00 hrs: Valedictory Speech by Wiel Veugelers: Learning and Teaching in Critical-Democratic Citizenship Education


17.00 hrs: Reception

Location

The seminar is held at the University of Humanistic Studies, Kromme Nieuwegracht 29, 3512 HD, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Seven European Universities are working together in the Erasmus Strategic Partnership EDIC+. They have developed a joint curriculum for students and PhD-researchers of teacher education and educational studies. Each university organised and implemented a module and together they offered an intensive programme (www.uvh.nl/edic).

This seminar is devoted to examining and discussing these modules in parallel sessions. New perspectives on Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship will be developed.