SPACIT – Project meeting in London: the course development

Tuesday 10 December 2013

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SPACIT – Project meeting in London the course development_webSPACIT partners from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Turkey gathered in London between 21st and 23rd November 2013 for the fourth project meeting. The headquarters of the National Union of Teachers provided the setting for the session dedicated to the development of the SPACIT course and its materials.

The interdisciplinary online and offline course aims at equipping teachers with the learning tools necessary to support active participation of young citizens in the decision-making processes of their communities, from the local to the international level. SPACIT builds on the idea that geomedia, such as digital maps and digital information shared through social media, can work as the basis of an engaged communication and participation in the social and the political life of today’s society.

The SPACIT partnership started the meeting by embarking in the process of “translating” the academic concepts of the SPACIT learning outcomes and objectives into a straightforward, intuitive language for teachers. The final module structure, including the learning materials for each unit, were agreed by partners. The next couple of months will see the further expansion of the SPACIT course modules, which will be tested in Iaşi, Romania, from April 28th to May 2nd, 2014, and will be made available for teachers soon after the pilot course.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the project or the training course, please visit the project website http://www.spatialcitizenship.org/, its Facebook page “Spatial Citizenship”, or contact Noemi De Luca at noemi.deluca@cesie.org.

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