Promoting Democracy in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Teachers

Strasbourg 4 November 2021

Teachers can play a vital role in guiding and inspiring their students, especially when it comes to instilling democratic values in young citizens.

In the online course "Promoting Democracy in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Teachers", you’ll learn how to educate students in the values of democracy, exploring what democratic education means and how teachers can put it into practice in classrooms. The three-weeks long course is structured in three parts:

  • What is democracy and why does it matter in education?
  • How can teachers promote democracy?
  • What are the practical challenges of promoting democracy?


Join the course for free on the Futurelearn platform!*


The course has been developed by the project Embedding a Democratic Culture Dimension in Teacher Education Programmes funded by the CoE/EU Joint Programme Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO) and implemented by Manchester Metropolitan University, Lisbon Polytechnic Institute and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. It aims to develop a framework to integrate the Competences for Democratic Culture into primary teacher education programmes of participating institutions.


* From November 8, the course will be supported by facilitators.