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citizenship education resources and news from around the globe
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Sky Mining — Real Life

Sky Mining — Real Life | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Nostalgic posters for space travel dress up capitalist resource grabbing as adventure

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Why geography matters now more than ever

Why geography matters now more than ever | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
When I was hired as a geography teacher in 2001, I was out of my element. I was a history person. I knew bizarre bits of American History and Ancient Civilizations, but nothing about geography. In that first year, my career plan was simple: wait it out. Wait until there was an opening in ancient…
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Forgotten Purpose: Civics Education in Public Schools

Forgotten Purpose: Civics Education in Public Schools | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Research into this long-neglected corner of the curriculum reveals surprising misconceptions about civics, and the promise it holds for student achievement.
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Public schools serve democracy.
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10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills

10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
We pair 10 photos from The Times that we’ve used in our weekly “What’s Going On in This Picture?” with ideas from students and teachers for how you can use them, or images like them, to teach close reading and visual thinking skills.

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Schools should teach pupils how to spot 'fake news' - BBC News

Schools should teach pupils how to spot 'fake news' - BBC News | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Young people need the skills to navigate the digital world, says the OECD's education director.
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25 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students :: NY Times

25 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students :: NY Times | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it

"How do we get students to consider perspectives different from their own? How do we get them to challenge their own biases and prejudices? If, as Atticus Finch famously said, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,” how do we get our students to do that?

"Teachers traditionally turn to literature, history and current events to open up these conversations, but it’s always helpful to have a bigger toolbox to tackle such important and difficult issues. That’s why we pulled together these 25 short New York Times documentaries that range in time from 1 to 7 minutes and tackle issues of race, bias and identity.

"To help teachers make the most of these films, we also provide several teaching ideas, related readings and student activities.

"In the comments, we hope you’ll share how you use these films in your own classroom."


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"How do we get students to consider perspectives different from their own? How do we get them to challenge their own biases and prejudices? If, as Atticus Finch famously said, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,” how do we get our students to do that?
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Workshop on the e-Reflect approach

Workshop on the e-Reflect approach | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
"On Thursday 9th the e-Reflect group of the 1st Primary School of Rafina conducted a workshop for primary school teachers. The workshop was organized by the school councelor of the 54th District and took place at the premises of the 1st Primary School of Rafina. Teachers learned about the e-Reflect learning process and got involved in hand-on experiences of using technologies in the framework of active citizenship education projects."
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Hunted, haunted, stateless and scared: the stories of refugee scientists

Hunted, haunted, stateless and scared: the stories of refugee scientists | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Displaced researchers face huge challenges making lives abroad, even if they find work.
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The Venus Project Plans to Bring Humanity to the Next Stage of Social Evolution. Here's How.

The Venus Project Plans to Bring Humanity to the Next Stage of Social Evolution. Here's How. | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Since 1975, Roxanne Meadows has worked with renowned futurist Jacque Fresco to develop and promote The Venus Project.
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What Inequality Does to the Brain

What Inequality Does to the Brain | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Poverty may affect the size, shape and functioning of a young child's brain. Would a cash stipend to parents help prevent harm?
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Welcome to our colourful world wiki!  Home

Welcome to our colourful world wiki!  Home | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
"School life reflects the unease of the social environment and expresses the general turmoil through frequent incidents of violent behavior, expression of neglect towards certain individuals, use of violent language and adoption of behavior patterns harmful to feelings of solidarity and empathy. Making use of “the head, the heart and the hands” principle and aiming at engaging pupils in learning by doing and collaborative activities, the training unit targets at “smoothing” this harsh inside classroom reality."
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Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide

Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
How do we make sense of today's political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media -- even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, seeking a thoughtful response to escalating political divisiveness. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris Anderson.
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Democratizing digital learning: theorizing the fully online learning community model

Democratizing digital learning: theorizing the fully online learning community model | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
The integration of digital technologies at institutions of higher education are profoundly influencing formal learning on a global scale. Social-constructivist models of fully online learning are well-positioned to address the demands of government, and economic and social-development organizations for civically-engaged individuals with strong problem-solving, critical-thinking and collaboration competencies. With an established record of performance at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada, the Fully Online Learning Community (FOLC) is one such model. This paper theorizes FOLC as a response to several problematics, including (a) the aforementioned demand for greater educational focus on higher-order competency development, (b) the deficiencies of distance education and MOOCs as learning models, and (c) a quest for new learning models that strengthen deliberation skills and deepen democratic experience. As a divergent fork of the Community of Inquiry model, FOLC describes collaborative learning as a symbiosis of social and cognitive interactions amplified through effective use of synchronous and asynchronous digital affordances. Furthermore, it models democratized learning communities that reduce transactional distance between learners and educators, incorporates authentic assessment, and encourages negotiated technology affordances and cognitive outcomes while distributing responsibility for constructive criticality. Having positioned FOLC conceptually, and addressed current limitations, a research agenda for extending its empirical foundations, and leveraging UOIT’s EILAB affordances, is presented. The underlying argument is that self-regulating and transformative learning communities can be established and sustained in fully online environments, and that such communities (a) produce a diversity of beneficial learning outcomes, and (b) deepen the democratic functioning of learners and their social contexts.

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How will tomorrow’s technologies change our societies?

How will tomorrow’s technologies change our societies? | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Throughout history, whenever new technologies have emerged that change our means of production and ability to communicate they have tended to transform society. The rapid technologica
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Demystifying the Argumentative Essay

Demystifying the Argumentative Essay | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it

Learning how to write stronger arguments is essential to academic success.
Whether you are relaying the results of an experiment, reviewing
literature, analyzing a policy proposal, or making the case for a
particular interpretation of a historical event—you will join an academic or social conversation and create your own unique argument.

To put things into perspective, here is an insightful quote from “They
Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing”:

Good argumentative writing begins not with an act of assertion but an act of listening, of putting ourselves in the shoes of those who think differently from us…Academic writing in particular calls upon writers not simply to express their own ideas, but to do so as a response to what others have said.

—Gerald Graff & Cathy Birkenstein

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Political Motivation : Why Games Belong in our Classrooms

Political Motivation : Why Games Belong in our Classrooms | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Recently, we wrote a blog post saying that Political Animals was looking
for educators who would be willing to analyze the game and see how they
might use the game in their classes.  JFP Maligalig is one such educator,
and this is the first of a two part series of blog posts talking about his
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What If We Taught Argument in Every Class?

What If We Taught Argument in Every Class? | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Now, maybe more than ever, our students must learn how to think rationally, see through faulty logic, and share opinions in a convincing way.
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Tech Expert Warns That AI Could Become "A Fascist's Dream"

Tech Expert Warns That AI Could Become "A Fascist's Dream" | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
At SWSX, Kate Crawford pointed out the ways in which AI can be coded with human biases, then used to target specific groups.
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All-America Conversations From The National Civic League

All-America Conversations From The National Civic League | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it

All-America Conversations from the National Civic League help communities bridge divides, build community and meet their challenges together.

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How Civic Engagement Helps Students See Their Capacity to Make Change

How Civic Engagement Helps Students See Their Capacity to Make Change | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
As civic engagement moves into the digital sphere, teachers have an opportunity to engage students with their local communities and the issues they face.
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Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence? | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now
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Compasito - Manual on Human Rights Education for Children

Compasito addresses adult educators who work with children. It provides them with theoretical and methodological information and substantial discussion of the book’s human rights themes. Compasito also encourages educators to adapt material to reflect their own and their children’s reality. Although the practical activities are designed to play with children, most activities need the proper facilitation of an educational expert.
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Street art with a message of hope and peace

Street art with a message of hope and peace | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it

What does this gorgeous street art say? It's Arabic poetry, inspired by bold graffigti and placed where a message of hope and peace can do the most good. In this quietly passionate talk, artist and TED Fellow eL Seed describes his ambition: to create art so beautiful it needs no translation.

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Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo | #RadicalPedagogy

Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo | #RadicalPedagogy | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Teachers should embrace a radical pedagogy and provoke students to demand equality for themselves and others, argues vice principal Tait Coles

 

Schools must develop a commitment to civic courage and social responsibility that ignites bravery in young people to realise they have the power and opportunity to challenge the status quo. School leaders have a duty to promote learning that encourage students to question rather than forcing teachers to lead drill-oriented, stimulus-and-response methodologies. Teachers must awaken the passions of their students and teach the knowledge and skills needed to direct and sustain it.

 

Students need the freedom and encouragement to determine and discover who they are and to understand that the system shouldn't define them – but rather give them the skills, knowledge and beliefs to understand that they can set the agenda. Educators must be prepared to embrace a radical pedagogy and believe that each school should be one of freedom that provokes students to fight against the corridors of power and enforce equality for themselves and others.

 

Critical pedagogy is the only way to achieve this. The philosophy was first described by Paulo Freire and has since been developed by the likes of Henry Giroux, Peter McLaren and Roger Simon. Critical pedagogy isn't a prescriptive set of practices – it's a continuous moral project that enables young people to develop a social awareness of freedom. This pedagogy connects classroom learning with the experiences, histories and resources that every student brings to their school. It allows students to understand that with knowledge comes power; the power that can enable young people to do something differently in their moment in time and take positive and constructive action.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Radical+Pedagogy

 


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