CIVIC EDUCATION IN ACTION
Following the success of our first project with open lessons, we managed to secure funding for another nearly three year-long cycle. This time we are testing the civic education syllabus which the Ministry of Education plans to implement from 2020. Our experts are developing the teaching methodology and we will get to test it in high-schools March-May and Oct-December this year with 11th and 12th graders. We have also designed an evaluation methodology to monitor the children’s knowledge and skills before and after.
Testing of the civic education curricula for XI and XII grades
Following a competition, nine motivated teachers successfully joined the pilot part of the project "Civil Education in Action", which aims to test the syllabus for civic education for 11th and 12th grade, developed by the Ministry of Education. Participation consists in teaching two modules of six hours in the first term of 11th and the second term of 12th grade, in the spring (March-May) and the autumn (October-December) in 2018. The module content and methods were developed with the help of experts, one of whom is also available to every teacher and will visit the class as a guest lecturer.
20 Training modules for teachers (reaching 225 teachers)
We plan to organize 20 teacher trainings for teachers of history, philosophy and civic education with historians and educators in the field of communism, democracy and civic rights (continuing the good practices we developed during the previous projects supported by America for Bulgaria). This time, Sofia Platform will certify itself as an organization offering life-long learning trainings for teachers, pending approval from the Ministry of Education.
2 Summer Schools for University Students (reaching 60 students)
We plan to organize two four-day long summer schools for university students in the summer of 2018 and 2019 (reaching approx. 30 students). The first one will evolve around the Bulgari