Why Civic Competencies are Especially Important
Education for Democratic Citzenship, understood as competency-based learning, aims to foster initiative, an active role of an individual in public life. This includes a systematic understanding of how one's individual engagement is connected to the society and the political system, or helping citizens/learners to develop a democratic attitude toward other people and groups. All of these abilities are requirements for any successful co-creation and public engagement.
- Competency-centered learning is the approach.
- Cooperative experiential learning is the methodology.
- (Self-)empowerment and participation are the output.
- Social change is the impact.