eTwinning for Democracy &
Citizenship
Claire Morvan
Central Support Service
PDW Stockholm, Sweden, October 2013
Introduction
1. Democracy
2. eTwinning
3. The Internet phenomenon
4. eTwinning & Democracy
What is Democracy?
It is derived from the Greek δημοκρατία
([dimokratia), "popular government” 5th
- 4th Century BC
Do you...
A History lesson!
Who is this man?
Abraham Lincoln
Gettysburg Address 1863
‘that all men are created equal.’

‘and that government of the
pe...
The Consitution of the 5th Republic
France
States that the principle of the Republic of
France is
"gouvernement du peuple,...
Wikipedia:definition of democracy
Even though there is no universally accepted
definition of 'democracy', there are two
pr...
Another History lesson!

Now an accompanying measure to the Comenius programme
What is ?

?
eTwinning
2005 - Officially launched in January
2007 - Officially Integrated into the Life
Long Learning Programme
2013 - ...
eTwinning is
An initiative of the European Commission
to give an opportunity to as many EU
children as possible to communi...
National Support Service
(1 in each country)

Central Support Service.
Run by the European
Schoolnet on behalf of the
Euro...
Official Definition
eTwinning is a portal :
• Which takes advantage of the possibilities offered by
the Internet and digit...
Re-examine this sentence
To promote:
European school cooperation
Collaborative learning
Project based pedagogy.
What has happened since 2005?

The Internet phenomenon
1. The Internet has changed
Pre 2004 Web 1.x
– Passive
– Read the news
– Retrieve information
Essentially an online encycl...
Interactive & Creative Web 2.0
- make the news
- publish ideas
- create archives
- comment on events
- communicate
Since 2005
February 2004

April 2006

January 2005
February 2004.

October 2006

February 2005
1999

2006
Http://election.twitter.com/
The Internet is democratic
Democracy and the Web
Editorial New York Times - Published: May 19, 2008

‘Users of the Interne...
What has happened in eTwinning since 2005?
September 2005 7000 teachers registered

Oct. 2013: 213096 members

3045 Active...
Networked World
eTwinning is not just about projects.
Projects are the outcome of a much larger
process
The process of com...
Digital citizenship

To benefit from a media you must
understand the media
Digital citizenship
A digital citizen commonly refers to a person
utilizing information technology (IT) in order to
engage...
eTwinning for Digital citizenship
eTwinning can easily be seen as the
perfect entry to become a great Digital
Citizen via ...
Being Digital Citizen in etwinning
Teachers connected in groups
To collaborate and create together
within and outside form...
Continuous Professional
development & Recognition
Online learning
– eTwinning learning events
– Communities of practice ba...
eTwinning also continues
To empower the teachers and pupils of
Europe to work together engaging and
creating ideas.
To pro...
And

It still costs nothing!
To conclude

eTwinning is a
democratic tool to
become a digital
citizen
Over to You!

Thank you for your attention
claire.morvan@eun.org
http://www.etwinning.net
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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)
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    1. 1. eTwinning for Democracy & Citizenship Claire Morvan Central Support Service PDW Stockholm, Sweden, October 2013
    2. 2. Introduction 1. Democracy 2. eTwinning 3. The Internet phenomenon 4. eTwinning & Democracy
    3. 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. 4. A History lesson!
    5. 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. 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. 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. 8. Another History lesson! Now an accompanying measure to the Comenius programme
    9. 9. What is ? ?
    10. 10. eTwinning 2005 - Officially launched in January 2007 - Officially Integrated into the Life Long Learning Programme 2013 - Due to run until this date
    11. 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. 12. National Support Service (1 in each country) Central Support Service. Run by the European Schoolnet on behalf of the European Commission
    13. 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. 14. Re-examine this sentence To promote: European school cooperation Collaborative learning Project based pedagogy.
    15. 15. What has happened since 2005? The Internet phenomenon
    16. 16. 1. The Internet has changed Pre 2004 Web 1.x – Passive – Read the news – Retrieve information Essentially an online encyclopedia
    17. 17. Interactive & Creative Web 2.0 - make the news - publish ideas - create archives - comment on events - communicate
    18. 18. Since 2005 February 2004 April 2006 January 2005 February 2004. October 2006 February 2005 1999 2006
    19. 19. Http://election.twitter.com/
    20. 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. 21. What has happened in eTwinning since 2005? September 2005 7000 teachers registered Oct. 2013: 213096 members 3045 Active projects
    22. 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. 23. Digital citizenship To benefit from a media you must understand the media
    24. 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. 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. 26. Being Digital Citizen in etwinning Teachers connected in groups To collaborate and create together within and outside formal projects Netiquette
    27. 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. 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. 29. And It still costs nothing!
    30. 30. To conclude eTwinning is a democratic tool to become a digital citizen
    31. 31. Over to You! Thank you for your attention claire.morvan@eun.org http://www.etwinning.net
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