The consortium has decided to apply for the Speak&Act project to address two needs arising respectively from the students – of improving their Public Speaking (PS) skills – and from the teachers/schools – of integrating Citizenship Education in their curricula applying a transdisciplinary approach. The approach adopted by the project, inspired by Hannah Arendt philosophy, combines the needs and outlines a common strategy and plan of action.
Here are the needs identified for the 2 main target groups:
1) improve their PS skills and foster so their self-esteem and level of participation,
2) be more aware of the role they can play within the community at local, national or EU level and thus reinforce their citizenship.
1) explore innovative, transdisciplinary and effective ways of integrating Citizenship education into curricular subjects by learning from EU colleagues and practicing students’ participation,
2) include Public speaking techniques in their pedagogical approaches and innovative students’ assessment methods.