Training Program on Civic Education - Georgia

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Georgia

Training Program on Civic Education (Planning and Resources)
“Youth Civic Education and Community Participation Project”

Tbilisi, 2011

Module: Human Rights Day 1
Program Content: 1. Concept of Human Rights 2. Human Rights in different countries of the world 3. How to exercise our rights? 4. UN and Human Rights (History of UN foundation); 5. Adoption of UDHR as a historical fact 6. Evolution of Human Rights/Generations; 7. Legal protection of Human Rights 8. Provision of protection of human rights 9. Human Rights Committee 10. Office of the High Commissioner for Humann Rights and High Commissioner for Human Rights; 11. What do we know about declaration? 12. Rights and Responsibilities; 13. European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and the Council of Europe; 14. Human Rights in Georgia – Situation Analysis; Convention on the Rights of the Child; 15. Human Rights education with youth participation; 16. Women Rights and Gender Stereotypes.
Subject Introduction Time 15 Activity Presentation of trainer Description of Activity Trainer reviews the training course and acquaints participants with the training aims and assessment in general. Participants introduce themselves (place of work, position) and present own expectations for the given course. Resources Review of training program and agenda

10

Presentation of Participants

”Tree of Expectations” What are Human Rights and why do we need to know about them? 20 Lecture

Human Rights in different countries of the world
UN and Human Rights (History of UN Foundation)

15

Brief Lecture

20

Lecture

2

Subject

Time 15

Activity Brief Lecture

Description of Activity

Resources

Adoption of UDHR as a historical fact

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

30

Team exercise

Participants will be divided into groups and after trainer’s instruction the groups will discuss and define the declaration.

Evolution of Human Rights/Generations;
Why do we need Human Rights? Summarizing, evaluating and closing of training

20

Lecture

III generation of Human Rights will be discussed.

20

Discussion

10

Summarizing

Participants will be handed out the assessment sheets and they will assess the work of training, positive and negative aspects, organization, information value etc.

Assessment sheets

3

Module: Human Rights (Continued) Day 2
Subject Presenting agenda of the day Time 5 Activity Agenda Description of Activity Familiarization with the topics of special attention Resources Markers, Flip Charts

Brainstorming

5

1

Participants name the most important topics and issues on 1st Day materials.

4

Subject Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a historical fact

Time 15

Activity Lecture

Description of Activity Trainer acquaints the participants with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 2 optional reports.

Resources Presentation

10

Group work and presentation

Group Work - participants will be divided into groups and work on explanation of articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and make definitions. The group wok is incorporated during the session. It develops non-verbal communication and acting skills.

Professions

Energizer 15

Legal Protection of Human Rights

25

Participants are given opportunity to discuss legal issues of human rights protection and lead discussion on the mentioned issues.

Convention on the Rights of the Child

35

Lecture

Trainer acquaints participants with the issues of Convention on the Rights of the Child. The mentioned lecture is interactive and participants are actively involved.

5

Subject How to protect our rights?

Time 20

Activity Group Work

Description of Activity Participants are divided into groups and are asked to discuss main articles of Convention on Children’s Rights and the articles of special interest for them and make a presentation of their work.

Resources

Presentation Human Rights Education with youth participation 20 Discussion Participants are involved in the discussion and discuss how to protect Human Rights and what should be done in the future.

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Council of Europe

20

European Convention on Human Rights will be discussed.

Summarizing, evaluating and closing of training

10

Participants will be handed out the assessment sheets and they will assess the training work, positive and negative sides, organization, information value of materials etc.

Assessment Sheets

6

Module: Debate Day 1
Program Content: 1. Concept of debate; 2. Main Principle of debate; 3. Right argumentation; 4. Affirmative attitude; 5. Negative attitude; 6. Cross questioning; 7. Obligations of speakers; 8. Time; 9. Selection of Resolution; 10. Simulation of Debates.
Subject Introduction Time 5 Minutes Activity Organizational Issues Description of Activity Registration of listeners and presentation of training aims. Resources Registration Sheet

5 Minutes

Division into groups Acquaintance

Participants are handed out the parts of pre-prepared pictures and they should find their own group by combining them. Participants divided into groups are acquainted with each other, what is common and differing between them. 1 participant from the group will make presentation.

5 Pictures

5 Minutes Group Work

Presentation 10 Minutes Right argumentation 20 Minutes Exercise ”A jar of Mud”

With the accomplishment of the activity, Pens, , papers, participants will be able to understand blackboard, marker what an argument is and how to choose the right argument. Listeners will be able to comprehend, strategies of preparing affirmative attitude, understand essence of definition and its necessity, learn how to properly develop explanations, proper selection of criterion, finding weaknesses of opponent’s position, finding relations between resolution, arguments and criterion. Listeners will be able to offer alternate criterion and learn how to protect it, refine technique of negation 7

Affirmative attitude

50 hours

Exercise #2-6

Negative attitude

50

Exercise #7-9

Subject Cross Questioning

Time 20

Activity Exercise

Description of Activity Listeners will be able to learn strategies of cross questioning and responsibility of speakers. Listeners will be able to comprehend strategies necessary and essential for the speakers during the debates. Listeners will be able to learn time management strategies Listeners will be able to select resolution and will start preparation for playing the selected resolution for the next day.

Resources

Obligations of Speakers

15

Brief lecture

Time Selection of Resolution

15 25

Brief lecture Brief lecture

8

Module: Debate (Continued) Day 2
Subject Review of the previous day and feedback Time 20 Minutes Activity Question-Answer Description of Activity Listeners will recall material learned the previous day and start preparing for the play. Resources

Preparation for the play

80 Minutes

Listeners will be divided into teams and considering rules of play for the selected resolution, will be able to prepare positions.

Play, debates

10 Minutes

9

Module: “Community Voice & Action” (CV & A) as an Advocacy Methodology Day 1
CV&A Training Objectives To provide comprehensive information regarding main principles and practices of the CV&A approach that contributes to the empowerment of IDPs and host communities, as well as ADP community members to advocate for community problems utilizing Citizen Voice and Action (CV&A) approach. By the end of the training course the participants will be able to: 1. Apply core principles and practices of CV&A approach for strengthening the relations with government/community 2. Understand concepts of governance, public policy, advocacy, citizenship, civil society and social accountability 3. Develop skills and capacity to facilitate the CV&A approach within communities, recognizing the broader citizenship and governance country context 4. Develop basic skills to advocate for community problems utilizing Citizen Voice and Action Approach. Program Content: 1. Introduction to Citizen Voice & Action 2. Conceptual Framework of CV&A Approach 3. Enabling Citizen Engagement 4. Engagement via Community Meetings 5. Child Protection in CV & A 6. Improving Services and Influencing Policies 7. Local to National Level Action

10

Subject Introduction

Time 5

Activity Introduction of trainer Introduction of participants Exercise on expectations Lecture Discussion

Description of Activity Trainer will review the training course and acquaint participants with the aims and general evaluation of the training.

Resources Review of training program and work plan

15

10 Introduction to Citizen Voice and Action- CV & A 60 Minutes

Participants present themselves (work place, position) and present own expectations regarding given course. Training reviews:  Objectives and origins of Citizen Voice and Action  Core elements of Citizen Voice and Action  Core principles of Citizen Voice and Action  Core practice of Citizen Voice and Action Trainer reviews following subjects:  Partnering and advocacy with local government  Citizenship  Governance  Rights based approaches  Civil society  Understanding power  Participation  Empowerment  Social Accountability Trainer reviews following subjects:  Overview  Understanding public policy  Citizen education and mobilization  Building networks and coalitions  Creating relationships and connections Trainer reviews following subjects:  Introduction  Preparation  Initial meeting  Monitoring Standards  Score Cards  Interface Meeting  Record keeping Trainer briefly summarizes the subjects reviewed during the day.

“Tree of Expectations” Presentation, markers, flip charts

Conceptual framework of CV & A

60 Minutes

Lecture Discussion

Presentation, markers, flip charts

Enabling engagement

citizen 60 Minutes

Lecture Discussion

Presentation, markers, flip charts

Engagement via community meetings

60 Minutes

Lecture Discussion

Presentation, markers, flip charts

1st day summarization and closing

5

11

Module: “Community Voice & Action” (CV & A) as an Advocacy Methodology Day 2
Subject Introduction of the agenda Time 5 Activity Agenda Description of Activity Acquaintance with the subjects of special interest Participants are naming the most important topics and issues concerning day I materials. Trainer reviews the following topics:  Overview of Child Participation  Tools for Child Participation  Child Participation Impact Trainer reviews the following topics:  Overview  Doing the action plan  Building networks and coalitions  Advocate and influence  Monitoring and support Trainer reviews the following topics:  Overview  Elements of effective advocacy  Initiatives Participants will be handed out prepared assessment sheets and they will assess training work, its positive and negative sides, organization, information value of materials etc. Presentation, Markers, Flip Charts Resources Markers, Flip Charts

Brainstorming

5

1

Child participation in Citizen Voice & Action

60

Lecture Discussion

Improving services and influencing policy

60

Lecture Discussion

Presentation, Markers, Flip Charts

Local to national level action

60

Lecture Discussion

Presentation, Markers, Flip Charts

Training summarization, assessment and closing

10

Assessment sheets

12

Module: Leadership Day 1
Program Content: 1. General description of leader and situation analysis; 2. Steps of future leader; 3. 10 characteristics of leader; 4. Create successful team (12 steps for creating effective team); 5. Formal leaders; 6. Main functions of leaders of successful groups; 7. Personal characteristics of leader; 8. Four competencies, four talents of leader; 9. Capacity of leader, result of leadership; 10. Leader’s ethics (What is ethics? Level, scale and extent of ethics); 11. Why a leader should be of high ethic? (Situational ethics); 12. “Golden Rules” that a leader should know; 13. Preparation of effective presentation.

Subject Introduction

Time 5

Activity Introduction of trainer

Description of Activity Trainer reviews the training course and acquaints participants with the training aims and general assessment.

Resources Review of training program and work plan.

Introduction of participants 15 Expectation exercise + presentation 15 General Description of leader and situation analysis 25 Brief Lecture

“Tree of expectation” Participants present themselves (work place, position) and present own expectations regarding given course. Presentation

13

Subject Steps made by future leader

Time 20

Activity Brief lecture

Description of Activity Trainer reviews types and steps of leadership

Resources Presentation

10 characteristics of leader

25

Lecture

10 main characteristics of Presentation leader will be discussed.

Brief lecture

Create successful team (12 steps for creating effective team);

35

Group exercise

Participants are divided into groups, they are given an exercise on issues of establishing effective group/team and make a presentation.

Presentation

Flipcharts

Formal leaders; Main functions of leaders of successful groups;
1st day summarization and closing

25

Brief lecture

Presentation

10

14

Module: Leadership (Continued) Day 2
Subject Acquaintance with agenda Time 5 Activity Agenda Description of Activity Acquaintance with the subjects of special attention Participants are naming the most important topics and issues concerning day 1st materials. Resources Markers, Flip Charts

Brainstorming

5

1

Personal characteristics of leader;

35

Lecture

During the lecture listeners will be given information concerning personal characteristics of leader.

Presentation

Group work and presentation

Participants will be divided into groups and elaborate scheme of effective leadership and make a presentation.

Markers, Flipcharts

15

Subject Four competencies of leader Capacity of leadership, result of leadership

Time 30

Activity Lecture

Description of Activity

Resources

Types of actions will be Presentation discussed. Management of listening. Interdependence with supporters. Importance management, Faith management, SelfManagement.

Leader’s ethics (What is ethics? Level, scale and extent of ethics); Why a leader should be of high ethic? (Situational ethics);
“Golden Rules” that a

35

Lecture

Group Work

Essence of ethics will be explained to participants. They will be divided into groups and elaborate code of ethics.

Presentation Markers, Flipcharts

25

Brief Lecture

leader should know;

“Golden Rules” that should be kept by the future leader during business meetings.

Presentation

Preparation of effective presentation.
Training summarization, assessment and closing

25

Lecture

Participants will study rules and means of preparing effective presentation. Participants will be handed out the prepared assessment sheets and they will assess training work, its positive and negative sides, organization, and value of information etc.

Presentation

10

Assessment sheets

16

Module: Introduction to Conflict Resolution Day 1
Volume of training: 2 days are assigned in order to study the course, 2 hours are study hours and 1 hour is allocated for practical training. Types of studies – interactive lecture, practical training, independent work, role plays. Aims and goals of the course: The aim of the course is to transfer minimal knowledge to the youth on conflict resolution and development that cover practical issues. Content of Course:       Essence of conflict; Escalation – de-escalation of conflict; Role play Characteristic of conflict; Levels of conflict; Role play.

Desirable results of training: Theoretical knowledge – master, comprehend and analyze essence of studied subject. Derive new knowledge and make conjunctions with the relative subjects in already acquired knowledge. Practical skills – gain practical skills while working on a specific material. Have established notion on specific of subject and its main directions. Social Factor – Fully understanding relevance of the subject and its importance. Realize the role of conflict management in human relations.

17

Subject Introduction

Time 5

Activity Trainer Introduction

Description of Activity Trainer reviews the training course and acquaints participants with the training aims and assessment in general. Participants introduce themselves (place of work, position) and present own expectations for the given course.

Resources Review of training program and work plan

15

Introduction of participants

Essence of conflict

60

Lecture

Trainer reviews the essence of conflict, reasons and outcomes.

Presentation

Conflict escalation and de-escalation

60

Lecture

Trainer explains, introduces and reviews in detail the meaning of conflict escalation / de-escalation

Presentation

Role play 60 Practical exercise

With assistance and direction of trainer participants involve in role play

18

Module: Introduction to Conflict Resolution Day 2
Subject Introduction of the agenda Time 5 Activity Agenda Description of Activity Introduction of subjects of special attention. Resources Markers, Flipcharts

Brainstorming

5

1

Participants name the most important topics and issues of the 1st day materials.

Characteristic conflict Levels of conflict

of

60

Lecture

Trainer explains and reviews in detail the major characteristic of conflict. Trainer explains. Presents and reviews in detail the levels of conflict

Presentation

60

Lecture

Presentation

Role play

60

Practical exercise

With assistance and direction of trainer participants involve in role play

19

Module: Non-Governmental organizations Day 1

Training volume: 2 days are assigned in order to study the mentioned course, 2 hours are study hours and 1 hour for practical training for each day. Types of studies – interactive lecture, practical training, independent work, role plays. Aims and goals of the training: The aim of course is to communicate minimal knowledge to the youth on civic society, development of 3rd sector that cover practical issues. In addition, issues of establishing and founding non-governmental organization. Content of Course:      Essence of non-governmental organization; Role of non-governmental organization in the development of society and democracy; Role play; Founding a non-governmental organization; Main aims and goals of non-governmental organization.

Desirable results of training Theoretical knowledge – master, comprehend and analyze essence of studied subject. Derive new knowledge and make conjunctions with the relative subjects in already acquired knowledge. Practical skills – gain practical skills while working on a specific material. Have established notion on specifics of subject and its main directions. Social Factor – Fully understanding the relevance of the subject and its importance. Become active members of the society.

20

Subject Introduction

Time 5

Activity Trainer Introduction

Description of Activity Trainer reviews the training course and acquaints participants with the training aims and assessment in general. Participants introduce themselves (place of work, position) and present own expectations for the given course.

Resources Review of training program and work plan

15

Introduction of participants

Essence of nongovernmental organization

60

Lecture Trainer reviews essence of nongovernmental organization and its importance

Trainer reviews essence of non-governmental organization and its importance

Presentation

Role of nongovernmental organization in the development of society and democracy.

60

Lecture Role of nongovernmental organization in the development of society and democracy.

Trainer explains and reviews in detail the role of non-governmental organization in the development of society and democracy in general.

Presentation

Role play

60

Practical exercise

With assistance and direction of trainer participants involve in role play

21

Module: Non-Governmental organizations (Continued) Day 2

Subject Introduction of the agenda

Time 5

Activity Agenda

Description of Activity Introduction of subjects of special attention.

Resources Markers, Flipcharts

Brainstorming

5

1

Participants name the most important topics and issues on day I materials.

Founding a governmental organization

non-

60

Lecture

Trainer explains and reviews in Presentation detail main steps of founding a non-governmental organization; explains every necessary procedure that is needed for establishing a non-governmental organization.

Main aims and goals of a nongovernmental organization

60

Lecture

Trainer explains and reviews in detail the role of nongovernmental organization in the development of society and democracy in general.

Presentation

Role play

60

Practical exercise

With assistance and direction of trainer participants involve in role play

22

Module: Active Citizenship, Protection of Civic Interests, Voluntarism Day 1
Content of Training:     The meaning of citizenship; Active citizenship and leadership; History of the idea of citizenship; The meaning of civic society; structures, connections of civic society between public policy and civic society;    Development of discussion methods and its meaning; Challenges related to active citizenship; Definitions of civic society, public diplomacy, and democratic society; the difference between civic activity and political activity;                 Connection between political and public movement; When and how does the protection of civic interests start? Preparation and planning of events on protection of civic interests; Problem definition and goal setting/ gathering reliable data; Creation of alliances and coalitions; Elements of maintaining coalitions; Coalition etiquette: main rules of creating union; Legal cases/case preparation; How to plan effective campaign; Steps of planning information campaign; Advantages and capacity of media; necessity of relating with media; Implementing voluntary service and its development; Role of voluntarism in the organizational development issues; EVS – importance of European Voluntary Service for youth; Development of volunteers’ capacity and co-participation in various program; Potential abilities of volunteers in employment issues.

23

Subject Introduction

Time 15

Activity Trainer Introduction

Description of Activity Trainer reviews the training course and acquaints participants with the training aims and assessment in general. Participants introduce themselves (place of work, position) and present own expectations for the given course.

Resources Review of training program and work plan

10

Introduction of participants

”Tree of expectation”

The meaning citizenship leadership

of and

20

Lecture Discussion

Trainer reviews and introduces the essence of citizenship; explains the meaning of active citizenship.

Presentation

History of citizenship 15 idea;

Lecture Discussion

Trainer presents brief idea of citizenship

Presentation

The meaning of civic 20 society; structures,

Lecture Discussion

connections of civic society public between policy and

Trainer reviews essence of civic Presentation society, explains the meaning of civic society, reviews its structures and connection with public policy.

civic society;

Development of discussion methods and its meaning; Challenges related to active citizenship; Definitions of civic society, public diplomacy, and democratic society;

30

Lecture Discussion

Trainer explains how to develop methods of discussion; also presents its importance; trainer reviews challenges related to active citizenship.

Presentation

15

Lecture

Trainer introduces definitions of civic society, public diplomacy, and democratic society.

Presentation

24

Subject

Time

Activity

Description of Activity

Resources

what is the difference between civic activity and political activity? Connection between 20 political and public movement;
Lecture Trainer ensures exposition of existing dependence between political and public occupation. Presentation

When and how does the protection of civic interests start? Preparation and 20
Lecture Trainer lights and reviews how the Presentation planning of events on protection of civic interests together with problem definition and goal setting is accomplished.

planning of events on protection of civic interests; Problem and goal definition setting/ reliable

gathering data;

10

Summarization

Participants are handed out the assessment sheets they assess training work, positive and negative sides, organization, information value of materials etc.

Assessment sheets

25

Module: Active Citizenship, Protection of Civic Interests, Voluntarism (Continued) Day 2
Subject Introduction of the agenda Time 5 Activity Agenda Description of Activity Introduction of subjects of special attention. Resources Markers, Flipcharts

Brainstorming

5

1

Participants are naming the most important topics and issues on 1st day materials.

Creation of alliances and 15 coalitions;

Lecture

Elements coalitions;

of

maintaining

Trainer introduces rules of Presentation establishing alliances and coalitions; elements of maintaining coalitions and main rules of establishing union.

Coalition etiquette: main rules of creating union.
10 Group Work

Group work, participants are divided into group and work on rules and elements of establishing coalition.
Trainer briefly reviews cases of advocacy; Presentation

Legal preparation;

cases/case 15

Brief lecture

Group Work

Participants will be divided into groups and discuss cases of advocacy;

How to plan effective campaign

25

Lecture

Trainer briefly reviews steps of effective campaign planning.

Steps

of

planning

Group Work

information campaign;

Participants will be able to discuss Presentation steps of planning information campaign.

26

Subject

Time

Activity Lecture

Description of Activity

Resources

Advantages and capacity of 35 media; necessity of relating with media;

Trainer introduces advantages Presentation and capacity of media and necessity of relating with media to the participants
The given lecture is interactive and participants are also involved.

Implementing

voluntary 20

Lecture

Trainer acquaints participants with Presentation the information on implementing

service and its development; Role of volunteerism in the organizational development issues;

voluntary service and role of voluntarism organizational issues;
The given lecture is interactive and participants are also involved. Trainer acquaints participants with the opportunities of developing voluntarism and co-participation of youth in various programs.

in

the

development

EVS



importance

of 20

Lecture

Presentation

European Voluntary Service for youth; Development of volunteers’ capacity participation program; and in covarious
Discussion

Participants involve in the discussion and review how young people should be involved in various projects based on voluntarism.

Potential opportunities of volunteers in employment issues.
20

Potential opportunities of volunteers in employment issues.

Presentation

Training

Summarization,
10

assessment and closing

Participants are handed out the assessment sheets they assess training work, positive and negative sides, organization, information value of materials etc.

Assessment sheets

27

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