Kochoska, Jasminka (2015) DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION. International Journal of Education - TEACHER, 8. ISSN 1857- 8888

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Democratic education inspires the learning process with democratic values of the society, like meaningful participation, personal initiative, and equality and justice for all. It sees young people as active recipients of knowledge and active co-creators of their own learning. They are not the products of an education system, but rather valued participants in a vibrant learning community. Democratic education begins with the premise that everyone is unique, so each of us learns in a different way. By supporting the individual development of each young person within a caring community, democratic education helps young people learn about themselves, engage with the world around them, and become positive and contributing members of society. Guided by this vision, democratic education can take various forms, each shaped by the by teachers, young people, school programs and communities. Schools implementing democratic education by involving practices like self-directed learning, shared decision-making, individualized project-based work, and student-chosen internships in the community. This includes schools that use the label “democratic schools“and others that practice these values and use other terms. Teachers creatively involve students working within the conventional structure of the school, but still need to provide students’ opportunity to have a choice in their learning. These teachers go beyond conventional building program to build more relevant and engaging experience that is associated with the lives of young people. (Bennis)

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Other humanities
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Josif Petrovski
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2016 09:00
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2022 11:29

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