Polis - The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools /

Zentrum Polis – Politik lernen in der Schule



The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools is the central education service institution for citizenship education in schools. The centre helps teachers to bring citizenship and human rights education into the classroom, serves as an information platform and advisory centre, develops new material for the classroom on a regular basis, plays a part in the European and Austrian discussions on citizenship education, has an influential role in teacher training and organizes events for students.

With the activities on offer Polis supports skills-oriented teaching, the aim of which is a political awareness of the students reached through careful deliberation.

It is not primarily a question of the acquisition of the broadest possible range of knowledge, but of learning activities which enable the student to learn about, think about and deal with political themes. The activities are therefore linked to the lives and experiences of the students themselves.

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PromoterLudwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte-Forschungsverein

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