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Občianske kompetencie a výchovno-vzdelávací proces na školách
Civic competences and the educational process in schools

Author(s): Helena Melkusová
Subject(s): Politics and society, School education, Sociology of Education
Published by: Prešovská univerzita v Prešove, Filozofická fakulta, Inštitút politológie
Keywords: Active citizenship;Civic education;Critical thinking;

Summary/Abstract: The Year 2013 was declared by the representants of the European Union as the European Year of Citizens. The formation of the European citizenship is an important condition for the exercise of citizens´ rights from all of the EU countries. SR in 2009 took a part in an international research civic education and citizenship education. The facts showed that the SR is teaching civics productively. Active citizenship and development of critical thinking skills are the main tasks of the educational system and they are related with the problems, which have to be solved especially in relation with an erosion of the values which occur in the consumer society, undermining democracy, incoherence, increasing selfishness and individualism.

  • Issue Year: 2/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 36-41
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Slovak