Teaching Controversial Issues

Teaching about terrorism and extremism often bring to the surface several controversial issues, such as issues linked to religion and diversity. In terms of democracy learning, to teach about controversial issues is a pedagogical opportunity.

22 July and Democratic Citizenship programme uses adapted versions of learning activities from the Council of Europe’s Teaching Controversial Issues manuals.

Based on the principles and approaches of education for democratic citizenship and human rights, the trainings provides tools and strategies for teaching and managing controversial issues in school.

The aim is to help teachers and other educators to recognize the value of engaging young people in democratic dialogue about controversial issues, to strengthen the confidence and competences to make democratic dialogue about controversial issues a part of their everyday practice in schools and other educational settings.

Teaching Controversial Issues Manuals