One of our members, Marta Viñes Jimeno, together with one of her students, Philine Schwering-Kühl, has been invited to participate in the Forum of the German School Academy that will be held in Berlin on 25 and 26. November 2019. Marta will hold a practical session about how project-based learning fosters the acquisition of competences for building democracy together in a digital context, showing concrete examples from her class in the session.
The central questions that will be addressed during the session include:
What about democracy?
What role does the school play in democracy?
How must school be designed to work against the current anti-democratic tendencies in society?
What problems exist in our schools with regard to the promotion of democratic competences?
Which concept of learning and performance is based on concepts of “learning democracy”?
What does “democracy” mean for teaching as well as for the design of teaching and learning processes?
The two-day nationwide forum targets educators from all types of schools, including representatives from science, education and teacher training institutions.