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A New Method for Citizenship Education

Author(s) Jan Lorencovic  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2004  
Editor A. Ross, The Experience of Citizenship  
Language English  
Age group -  
The aim of this paper is to show some new possibilities in citizenship education of children with special needs. The present author has been teaching for several yeas at a school for physically disabled children. This is where he found inspiration for this topic looking for interesting and motivating methods for these children. The author wants to present the method of trips and excursions as an interesting and moreover especially effective one. A concrete example is to be presented ? a trip to the capital of the Czech Republic ? and how it fits not only the idea of citizenship education in civics but also the important tenets of Czech educational policy set by official Ministry of Education documents. It also wants to show that it is important to tackle the method as an interdisciplinary one and how to include project learning into it.

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