“Education is therefore an education in freedom–freedom from inherited biases and narrow feelings and sentiments, as well as freedom to explore other cultures and perspectives and make one’s own choices in full awareness of available and practicable alternatives.”
Bhikhu Parekh, 1986.
Re-balancing the aims of education systems through an adequate consideration of the “civic” competences and attitudes among the key learning outcomes of school is the rationale of the UPPER Project and of the EIP Lab.
This can be done through a bottom-up approach, by encouraging and equipping the school community to move in this direction; but it also requires support by policy making authorities. Therefore, Policy makers and other people contributing to the policy definition process can find in the EIP Lab:
– specific good practices referring to the policy level;
– a collaborative policy benchmarking system to self-assess and compare the levels of awareness and achievement that can be associated to their existing initiatives and programmes in the field of education to peace, active citizenship and democratic culture.
This form includes 10 criteria through which policy-makers and other contributors to policy-making will have the possibility to identify their maturity level in peace and citizenship education policies, or more specifically programmes and initiatives.
No courses available.