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11.5.2015 | Von:
Dirk Lange, Inken Heldt

Challenges: Germany

Challenges

The major challenge for citizenship education at present is to build further upon the research base that already does exist, so as to further develop into an independent academic discipline. Regarding empirical research in relation to citizenship education, it would be beneficial to include data that has already been proven to guide individual assumptions and subjective understandings of the civic and political world. In that regard, attention should given to what is known as civic awareness (Lange 2008a), a subject-centred approach referring to individuals’ intuitive ideas about the civic world. Individual mental representations are didactically relevant because they have an impact on the individual learning processes and they are changed through the learning processes. The civic awareness approach calls into question any teaching that focuses upon the exhaustive coverage of civic education knowledge or normative dispositions that does not include the meaning it will possess for the learners. Instead, the approach sets out to propose an alternative to normative approaches of citizenship education that draw from liberal, civic republican and critical theories, by placing more of an obligation and value in individual meaningfulness. Accordingly, a working knowledge of research findings on learners’ conceptions of the political-social reality might well be considered fundamental to the professional preparation of educators in this field. In that regard, not only the actual, but the desired civic awareness needs further elaboration.

Country Profile: Germany


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