LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS IN THE LIGHT OF EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP VALUES

Theoretical Framework

The 21st century is a rapidly changing and transforming period. One of the most important concepts in this period is the acquisition of life and career skills to individuals. Life and career skills in the 21st century are the major and theoretical themes that today’s education communities aim to provide to students.

All organizations supported by the European Union Education Commission aim to gain 21st-century life and career skills. In the eTwinning project work, European citizenship values ​​are determined as a subject. It aims to gain life and career skills through these values. European citizenship values ​​have themes of tolerance, non-discrimination, and creativity.

Therefore, the planning process begins. Three months of work is a plan in the project and task sharing is done in the process.     


Working Process

According to the first-month plan, webinars are organized for students to communicate strongly with each other. They are asked to make posters about science individually. They are asked to submit their posters for voting and again students are expected to choose the best of these posters. It is aimed at the step of taking responsibility.

In the activities held in the second month, teams of tolerance, creativity, and non-discrimination were formed under the guidance of mentor teachers. These teams carried out studies in accordance with their subjects. For example, the tolerance team wrote the story, the creativity team writes code (Scratch), the non-discrimination team does the painting work. This month’s work has been carried out to improve students’ ability to work based on team spirit, from life and career skills, and to improve their international communication and interaction skills.

In the third month, each team defined their lead student. In the closing webinar where all teachers and students were assigned, the lead students presented their teams’ work to all participants.  This month’s work was born out in order to gain leadership skills in terms of life and legal skills, to enrich the culture of democracy, and to create a citizen model that produces creative value.

As a result, European citizenship values ​​have been included in the teaching curriculum.

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