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  • The what; the how and the conclusion
  • EQUALITY and Freedom
  • European school cooperation: via a democratic process, there is no difference between eTwinners
    Learnig from each other again there is no one higher than another
    Via project
  • How this could happen?
  • Connection //context
  • Tellnet project there is no map
  • http://www.schoolleadership.eu/sites/default/files/citizenship_education_in_europe_-_eurydice_report_-_may_2012_4.pdf
  • Democracy and being digital citizen goes far beyond formal project. eTwinners and pupils work outside school it remotivates them (video on impact)
  • Cpd is


  • 1. eTwinning for Democracy & Citizenship Claire Morvan Central Support Service PDW Stockholm, Sweden, October 2013
  • 2. Introduction 1. Democracy 2. eTwinning 3. The Internet phenomenon 4. eTwinning & Democracy
  • 3. What is Democracy? It is derived from the Greek δημοκρατία ([dimokratia), "popular government” 5th - 4th Century BC Do you know how many countries are in the world? 195 countries in the world Do you know how many are democracies? 117 Electoral Democracies
  • 4. A History lesson!
  • 5. Who is this man? Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address 1863 ‘that all men are created equal.’ ‘and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth’.
  • 6. The Consitution of the 5th Republic France States that the principle of the Republic of France is "gouvernement du peuple, par le peuple et pour le peuple" a literal translation of Lincoln's words.
  • 7. Wikipedia:definition of democracy Even though there is no universally accepted definition of 'democracy', there are two principles that any definition of democracy includes. The first principle is that all members of the society have equal access to power and the second that all members enjoy universally recognized freedoms and liberties
  • 8. Another History lesson! Now an accompanying measure to the Comenius programme
  • 9. What is ? ?
  • 10. eTwinning 2005 - Officially launched in January 2007 - Officially Integrated into the Life Long Learning Programme 2013 - Due to run until this date
  • 11. eTwinning is An initiative of the European Commission to give an opportunity to as many EU children as possible to communicate with other children in other EU countries using Information and Communication Technologies at school.
  • 12. National Support Service (1 in each country) Central Support Service. Run by the European Schoolnet on behalf of the European Commission
  • 13. Official Definition eTwinning is a portal : • Which takes advantage of the possibilities offered by the Internet and digital media • to promote European school cooperation, collaborative learning and project based pedagogy. • eTwinning does not finance single projects but supports them by offering tools and support.
  • 14. Re-examine this sentence To promote: European school cooperation Collaborative learning Project based pedagogy.
  • 15. What has happened since 2005? The Internet phenomenon
  • 16. 1. The Internet has changed Pre 2004 Web 1.x – Passive – Read the news – Retrieve information Essentially an online encyclopedia
  • 17. Interactive & Creative Web 2.0 - make the news - publish ideas - create archives - comment on events - communicate
  • 18. Since 2005 February 2004 April 2006 January 2005 February 2004. October 2006 February 2005 1999 2006
  • 19. Http://election.twitter.com/
  • 20. The Internet is democratic Democracy and the Web Editorial New York Times - Published: May 19, 2008 ‘Users of the Internet take for granted their ability to access all Web sites on an equal basis. That could change, however, if Internet service providers started discriminating among content, to make more money or to suppress ideas they do not like.
  • 21. What has happened in eTwinning since 2005? September 2005 7000 teachers registered Oct. 2013: 213096 members 3045 Active projects
  • 22. Networked World eTwinning is not just about projects. Projects are the outcome of a much larger process The process of community Social Networking
  • 23. Digital citizenship To benefit from a media you must understand the media
  • 24. Digital citizenship A digital citizen commonly refers to a person utilizing information technology (IT) in order to engage in society, politics, and government participation. K. Mossberger, define digital citizens as "those who use the Internet regularly and effectively.“
  • 25. eTwinning for Digital citizenship eTwinning can easily be seen as the perfect entry to become a great Digital Citizen via project based learning and CPD opportunities
  • 26. Being Digital Citizen in etwinning Teachers connected in groups To collaborate and create together within and outside formal projects Netiquette
  • 27. Continuous Professional development & Recognition Online learning – eTwinning learning events – Communities of practice based on pedagogical resources – Webinars Conference on Citizenship Winning project last year: rainbow village http://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/discover/people_say/projects.htm
  • 28. eTwinning also continues To empower the teachers and pupils of Europe to work together engaging and creating ideas. To provide the tools to promote understanding between schools of different cultures
  • 29. And It still costs nothing!
  • 30. To conclude eTwinning is a democratic tool to become a digital citizen
  • 31. Over to You! Thank you for your attention claire.morvan@eun.org http://www.etwinning.net