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polis - Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools

polis – The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools supports teachers in putting citizenship education into practice. It works under contract to the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education/Department for Citizenship Education. The Centre provides teaching materials, acts as information and consultation platform, offers formation and continuing education for teachers, as well as workshops for students. Apart from knowledge transfer activities, the Centre also engages in awareness-raising and sensitisation for all issues concerning politics, democracy, human rights, consumer education and the strengthening of social skills.

The main tasks of polis are, among others:

  • Website www.politik-lernen.at
  • Twitter and Facebook: @Zentrum_polis, faceook.com/zentrumpolis
  • Information brochure for teachers polis aktuell
  • publishing (Edition polis) and distributing of teaching materials on civic education
  • In-service teacher trainings
  • Workshops for school classes
  • Organization of events, e.g. Austrian Citizenship Days
  • Implementation and coordination of various projects, e.g. Vienna protest path, Competition for Civic Education, dictionary of politics for young people
  • Coordination of a teacher’s network
  • Consultation and support for teachers

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EUrope at school Network

European policies is an essential part of citizenship education. The discussion with European questions and topics, is part of the educational principle "Citizenship Education as a Cross-curricular" as well as the curricula for History and Social Studies / Citizenship Education Sec I and Sec II.
The network has set itself the task of strengthening the value of European Citizenship Education in schools. Synergies should be used to integrate the topic of Europe well into the classroom.

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First Vienna Protest Path

Information

Zentrum polis - Politik Lernen in der Schule
T 01/42 77-274 44
F 01/42 77-274 30
service@politik-lernen.at
www.politik-lernen.at
https://twitter.com/Zentrum_polis
https://twitter.com/RFCDC_Austria