Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship+

    Project Details

    Description

    Europe and its participating countries need a strong democracy, an inclusive society, and active citizens. Intercultural and democratic competences are crucial for the future of Europe, its countries and its citizens. Education can play a central role in developing the necesary knowledge, skills and attitudes among young people. Universities have a double role in this: they have to educate academics who can and want to contribute to such a society and universities educate teachers and other educational professionals who will work in schools and other educational institutions on empowering young people for active citizenship participation.

    The pedagogical role of teachers in contributing to a more inclusive and democratic world is very important in this period of European history. Strengthening the international cooperation of all parts of Europe is very important to broaden the horizon of students, teachers, and academic researchers. A more inclusive and democratic society is maybe even more relevant for the future of Europe than economic growth. Education, and in particular teachers, can contribute to this moral enterprise.

    The proposed strategic partnership want to support this work in different ways; by developing a joint curriculum and the professional development of academic staff. The project has a direct influence on students. Strategic work will be done in the own universities, in the cooperation between our universities, and partners in civil society, and in transferring the outcomes of this project to other universities and to society. The project will result in an increase of the social responsibility of universities and other institutes for higher education. It will contribute to active and engaged citizenship in Europe.
    AcronymEDIC+
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/09/201631/08/2019

    Fields of Science

    • 516 Educational sciences
    • Citizenship education
    • Civil society
    • Multicultural education
    • Intercultural education
    • Moral development

    Projects

    TCV: Teaching Common Values in Europe

    Tirri, K., Kuusisto, E. & Hedayati, N.

    01/09/201628/02/2017

    Project: Research project

    Research Output

    Experiencing Democratic Intercultural Citizenship: EDIC Intensive Programmes

    Kuusisto, E., Moree, D. & Sillavee, R., 2019, Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship . Veugelers, W. (ed.). Leiden: Brill Sense, p. 166-183 18 p. (Moral Development and Citizenship Education; no. 15).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    File

    Teachers' moral competence in pedagogical encounters

    Kuusisto, E. & Tirri, K., 2019, Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship. Veugelers, W. (ed.). Leiden: Brill Sense, p. 81-106 26 p. (Moral Development and Citizenship Education; no. 15).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    File

    Activities

    • 3 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Educating ethical professionals to promote democratic and intercultural education in schools

    Elina Kuusisto (Speaker), & Kirsi Anne Helena Tirri (Speaker)

    8 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Erasmus+ EDIC+ Executive Board Meeting at Bath Spa University

    Elina Kuusisto (Attendee)

    11 Oct 201713 Oct 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

    Erasmus+ EDIC+ Executive Board Meeting at the University of Barcelona

    Elina Kuusisto (Attendee)

    2 Mar 20174 Mar 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars