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Welcome to the course

Lead academics introduce the course, its aims, and its structure.

Welcome to the course ‘’Promoting Democracy in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Teachers’. Our course gives you an opportunity to think about the relationship between democracy and education and to gain access to key resources and practical ideas to promote democracy through your teaching practice.

Our course aims to facilitate and provide you with time and resources to reflect on your teaching practices and better tailor your learning to your contextual needs. It is important to use the 4h per week allocated to the course to engage with the activities, reflect on your own experiences and discuss perspectives with your peers. In weeks 1 and 3, we would expect you to dedicate at least 1h per week to reflection and discussion.

In this step, Edda Sant, one of our lead educators, explain the purpose of the course and introduces the main ideas that will be discussed each week.

Watch this video and have a think about the course ahead. Why did you join the course ‘Promoting Democracy in the Classroom’? What would you like to gain from it?

The course will run in the English language but translations of the different activities in Spanish and Portuguese are available for learners.

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