Three steps to Re-Write Civics to 4.0
- INVENTORY OF DIGITAL TOOLS
The Inventory of digital tools for civic education will map resources that are useful for diverse student populations. Our research team will define a framework for navigating the field of digital tools for civic engagement. The framework will help to sort such tools by type (e.g. app/platform/game), scope (e.g. local/national/global level) and aim (e.g. decision making, accountability, relationship-building, awareness raising). Further investigations assess how such tools are used by different actors and the lesson learnt from those applications. The respective results will be presented in the inventory and put to use for educators and students interested in civic engagement.
- TEACHER TRAINING
“Teacher Training on Civic education for the digital age” (Malta 2021) will familiarise educators with digital democracy tools and equip them with resources and means to engage their students as active citizens in decision making and policy making.
To sustain the approach beyond the Teacher Training, we will create ‘The handbook for educators’. The Handbook will provide educators with instructions on how to utilise the resources from the inventory and exploit digital democracy tools together with their students.
- PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES WITH STUDENTS
NEXUS approach puts students at the heart of civics learning by providing them with the opportunity to experience civic and political action with digital tools. NEXUS aims at innovating the approach to education for democratic citizenship by engaging students in a cycle of research, action, and reflection about problems they care about.