CLEAR: Concept Learning for Empowerment through Analysis and Reflection
(formerly Intercultural Glossary Project)
The long-term aim of this project is to provide an online resource for education professionals offering definitions and discussions of key concepts, as well as methods for concept learning. The glossary can be used to facilitate learning processes fostering (self)-reflexivity, multi-perspectivity and information literacy. The content of the online glossary will be produced through peer learning activities with students in different countries.
The project includes the following:
- the cooperative development of conceptual knowledge and understanding
- the development of an online glossary
- the development of methods for concept learning and
- initiate a field of research
Re-naming the "Intercultural Glossary Project" and its respective Focus Group
Some of the group members have reported that the project name (IGP) seemed to be more of a hindrance than a door-opener when it came to generating interest and cooperation, since many found the term “glossary” misleading. The group members therefore brainstormed, clustered, deliberated and voted. Their final decision was to rename both the project and focus group, which from now on will be known as:
CLEAR = Concept Learning for Empowerment through Analysis and Reflection
More information available at: »http://www.clear-project.net«
Bernt Gebauer, University of Darmstadt
Lotte Elsa Goos, Teach first Deutschland
Petra Grüne, Federal Agency of Civic Education
Anders Hassing, Ørestad Gymnasium
Peter Kirchshlaeger, University of Luzern
Sonja Kmec, University of Luxembourg
Oliver Kohns, University of Luxembourg
Andreas Körber, University of Hamburg
Lise Kvande, NTNU
Claudia Lenz, EWC
Driss Maghraoui, Al Akhawayn University Ifrane
Kebir Sandy, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University
Jutta Spoden, Federal Agency of Civic Education
Sigrid Steininger, Austrian Ministry of Education
Steven Stegers, Euroclio
Felisa Tibbitts, Harvard/Columbia University
Hildegard Wacker, University of Hamburg
The focus group "CLEAR" is going to meet and present work results at the NECE Conference in Thessaloniki 2015.
Documents/ Papers/ Results
CLEAR Workshop Berlin, June 2014
Report (Conference, 9-10 May 2014, Salzburg)
Working Paper (Meeting 21-22 June 2013, Berlin)
Working Paper (Meeting NECE Conference Cordoba 2012)
Presentation of IGP (Meeting NECE Conference Cordoba 2012)
CLEAR Workshop with students from Norway and Germany (25 October, Norway)
Federal Agency for Civic Education/ bpb (Germany)
The European Wergeland Center (EWC)
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