Mote Oo’s Civic Education Project (CEP) started with the development of the civic education textbook Active Citizenship in early 2013. The project provides non-formal educators with the knowledge and skills to promote social justice and political awareness through civic education materials and training.
The project has two objectives:
- Curriculum – To produce context appropriate, affordable and user-friendly textbooks for civic educators and their learners
- Training – To provide training and professional support to civic educators.
The textbooks are at three levels. Learners can progress through them as their knowledge and skills advance.
The three books are:
CEP training staff provide professional support for civic educators through trainings, workshops and curriculum advice. Trainings are based on the pedagogical approach that is used in Mote Oo’s textbooks and how to apply this in teaching.
Knowledge, Skills and Values
Mote Oo’s civic education textbooks develop learners’ knowledge and understanding, civic skills and ability to reflect on their values. Recognizing that this approach may be unfamiliar to Myanmar educators, CEP training workshops introduce this system and provide training on how to use it in the classroom.
CEP trainings also provide civic educators with additional information on the topics covered in our textbooks so they can confidently use them to cascade their knowledge to their learners.
Civic Education Pedagogy
Since many of the activities in the books are quite unfamiliar to many educators, CEP trainings also include training on how to use these techniques and approaches in their teaching or training. Some of these approaches include:
- Cooperative Learning
- Experiential Learning
- Values Education
- Democratic Classrooms