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Schools will foster youth activism during elections at Civic Education and Education For Society courses
Date: 23.11.2019   

For the first time in the Republic of Moldova, teachers of Civic Education and Education for Society, as well as representatives of the district education divisions attended a training on participation in election processes. Moreover, teachers received support materials to conduct interactive and interesting classes about participatory democracy.

The training module Role of Electoral Education in a Democratic Society  took place during 15-17 November 2019, organised by the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training in partnership with the Central Electoral Commission, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research with the support of the United Nations Development Programme in Moldova.

The training was attended by over 40 school teachers from the Republic of Moldova, specialized in Civic Education and Education for Society, who signed up for the event to deepen their knowledge in the electoral field, to find out new ways of teaching these two disciplines when it comes to election-related topics and role of the public in establishing state institutions.

Young people aged 18-25 years accounted for about 7% of the total number of voters at the local general elections of 20 October this year, which is still the lowest participation rate among all the age categories of voters in the Republic of Moldova. Thus, if young voters learn at school about the civic right and responsibility, they will become more active in the election processes.

The training organised by CICDE is aimed at:

– enhancing the knowledge in the field of civic and electoral education in a comprehensive and deep manner;

– providing the participants with innovative teaching methods for topics related to civic and electoral participation;

– providing the participants with support materials for the conduct of classes of civic education and education for society (videographics, Power Point presentations, brochures, comic books, ballot paper templates, etc.).

Valentina Moraru, Specialist Coordinator at Straseni district Education Division said he following at the end of the training: ‘In my opinion, this is a very important training. Reading books or internet sites is one thing, but being here, on the spot, experiencing everything in practice and communicating with colleagues is a totally different thing. We all are grown ups and we all voted many times, we know the proceeding, but still, today we learned new things. Even more so, school children will find it interesting to know what they will have to do when they turn 18 and have the right to vote. Until then, they will be able to tell their parents what they learned at school’.

Nicolae Gavrilita, teacher of History and Education for Society at ‘Dumitru Matcovschi’ Secondary School from Vadul lui Rascov said: ‘Education for Society is a new subject that is currently studied in grades V-VI and which comprises  a special module about participatory democracy. At the end of the course, children should acquire practical knowledge. Unlike Civic Education, here all the topics are interconnected and there is continuity, so that pupils practice on an ongoing basis rather than for an hour or two. Therefore, everything I have learned during this training will be useful to me during the classes with the children.’

Teachers participated in a simulated election day, each of them playing a social role. They tried different activities they could apply during their classes.

‘You are promoters of qualitative civic education and, therefore, the mission to educate the future voters is yours, and we are glad to consult and assist you in this regard’, said Dorin Cimil, the Chair of CEC.

After three days of intensive training, Angela Caraman, Deputy Director of CICDE and one of the trainers, said: ‘We believe it was a useful training, and this conclusion is based on participants’ opinions, who told us that they would use the materials provided, they were pleased with everything they received here. They like especially the fact that the materials are adapted for both younger and elder pupils. We managed to explain to them how to organise a simulation of the election day, which is a very good exercise especially when preparing those who vote for the first time’.

Many representatives of education divisions, and even teachers, said that they would use this training as a basis to train teachers of Civic Education and Education for Society — two disciplines that aim to develop pupils’ competences for a democratic culture.

The training module Role of Electoral Education in a Democratic Societywas organized under  Enhancing Democracy in Moldova through Inclusive and Transparent Elections Project, implemented  by UNDP Moldova and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the British Embassy in Chisinau through the Good Governance Fund and the Embassy of Netherlands through the Matra Program.





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