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Citizens of Europe - at home in Europe: An experienced concept for teacher training courses

Author(s) Thomas Bauer  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2000  
Editor Alistair Ross, Curricula for Citizenship in Europe  
Language English  
Age group -  
Comments: This presentation describes a seminar concept which is often used in teacher and adult education courses, and of which the presenter has considerable experience. What will be described is an activity which is usually a much larger in-service activity (minimum a one-day seminar). The activity's objective is to deepen the knowledge about fundamental rights and equal opportunities that citizens share within the European Union. Participants will be confronted with a case study of an Austrian family planning a longer stay in another EU-Member state. Reflecting on the consequences for each family member, participants work out problem solving strategies. Using transparencies and showing a box of extensive materials (including relevant literature and brochures, mainly provided by the EU under the title ?Citizens first?), the audience will be given an impression of how the activity works and its value to citizenship education in Europe.

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