The self-reflected democratic practitioner
A journey to democratic teacher ethos and a democratic culture in school
Welcome to the RFCDC Teacher Reflection Tool!
- Do you experience challenges related to bullying, prejudice and discrimination in your school?
- Would you like to see your students cooperating more and competing less?
- Do you feel that you are not always reaching out to your students in classroom interaction?
If these questions sound familiar to you, this self-reflection tool might be the right companion for you.
The purpose of this tool is to accompany teachers and multipliers in this process and in their work with the Council of Europe’s Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC). It can be used as a starter to get acquainted with the RFCDC but can also be seen as a very general companion to self-reflection on teaching and democratic competences. This tool can guide you and structure your journey of exploring and developing your role and practice as a teacher, while allowing you to decide how much time and effort you wish to spend on it.
- Discovering the model of competences for democratic culture
- Warming up: familiarising yourself with observation, reflection and self-reflection on CDC
- The modules: reflective modules following the focus themes of the Council of Europe’s project “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn – Democratic Schools for All”. The modules can be done in any order; each module is a separate, independent unit.
No matter whether you are already experienced or hear the first time about RFCDC – this tool can become a companion for your professional life.
- In order to get familiar with reflection
- From time to time as a stimulus for reflection
- In a structured way in your daily work
- As a “course” in your teacher training
- For team reflection