Active Citizenship Through Dialogue in Virtual teacher communities



  • Project identification: Active Citizenship Through Dialogue in Virtual teacher communities [2022-1-CY01-KA220-SCH-000089062]
  • Coordination: Chrysi Rapanta (IfilNOVA)
  • CLUNL member: Matilde Gonçalves (Grammar & Tex group)
  • Duration: 01/12/2022 – 01/12/2024
  • Funding entity: ERASMUS+
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In times of crisis as a result of current socio-economic and political turbulence, students need to become active citizens who enact on decisions about their everyday lives. Dialogue and argumentation skills enable students to actively take part in productive discussions by sharing their views without hesitation, building on others’ ideas, challenging ideas, examining alternative ideas and, being able to provide good justifications that support their ideas. Nevertheless, teachers find it difficult to coordinate discussions around the social aspects of a subject which brings uncertainty into the discussions as well as challenging to guide student learning which encompasses moral and ethical aspects. Moreover, constraints such as the inadequacy of teachers’ professional development courses to address the pedagogical challenges of active citizenship, the restricted teaching time, and the lack of adequate support measures make it difficult for schools to really put an emphasis on citizenship education. ACT-DI-V aims to fill this gap by supporting teachers in their efforts to promote active and responsible citizenship in their classrooms while helping them transform their pedagogical practices to ones that will allow them to coordinate discussions around issues related to responsible citizenship.

[Retrieved from the website of the project]


University of Nicosia
Association Centro Per Lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci
Humboldt University Berlin
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (IFILNOVA, CLUNL, CETAPS)

CLUNL member

Matilde Gonçalves