Teachers training in World Café technique

Duration: 1 day (4 hours) with a repeatability (4 more hours)

Period: first 15 days of October

Application Period in Schools: second 15 days of October – late Novemaber

Data collection / Published: December

Purpose: To prepare teachers to easily use a broad participatory process, such as the World Café.


Teachers in Primary Education – with an emphasis on teachers of fifth and sixth grade and teachers of Civil Education in High School

Members of Civil Society

Representative of students (optional)

Specific objectives

A) As for teachers

communication between teachers and the exchange of views on the subject and the overall implementation of Democratic Education in schools

connecting the principles of Policy / Democratic Education with the behavior and the prevailing relations of children with each other

recognition of the problems faced either in the classroom or in the wider school environment expressed by violence and aggression – expressing a swelling value-confusion, inertia and indifference

sharing concerns, attitudes and their reflections in the matter of engaging students in joint decisions, the role of the hierarchy, the agreement on common standards, discrimination and prejudices in that play on school route – home – community and vice versa

creating of a Network of Mentors for Democratic Education – a first core with further targeted actions

Β) Towards Civil Society

the communication challenge with the world of education – the protagonists of everyday life in schools and the exchange of opinions in a democratic way on issues of common concern for the Active Citizens of Tomorrow

recognition of the deficit on the continuous, early emerging understanding of the concept of active citizenship, result of Communication

the challenge to achieve free dialogue based on a structured procedure, which is achievable through participation in large-scale World Cafe type interactions

the emergence of individual reflection related to civil education level of citizens even the active ones

their participation in (attempted) Network of Mentors for Democratic Education

C) Towards children

dialogue on a broad scale and that and that this may be possible with rules

communication with teachers “around the table”

the challenge of their critical understanding

the considerations of challenge prejudice, apparently bullying, school environment as joy and relationships or rather as fear environment and rivalries.

(All participants will receive monitoring and participation certificates).


The concentration of resources available on the platform versal – site www.makingofcitizens.cyclisis.gr

The books of Civil Action

Other original material


(we will investigate whether to use partial or total video)

1. Introduction to Concepts – Reflections of Training

2. Investigation of expectations and achieving understanding

3. Organization and working in groups (World Cafe)

4. Concentration of conclusions

5. Capture conclusions in a Report


Steps in project planning

1. Workshop 1st meeting of Communication and Dissemination

2. Achieving consensus on the date of training

3. Training of 30 teachers in 1 or 2 stages

4. Investigation of attitudes in reference schools by carrying out relevant research (distribution of 600 questionnaires)

5. Implementation in schools teachers

6. Concentration Results in a joint version

7. Creating a video animation (from experience in schools with emphasis in dynamic phrases as to investigate matter and aesthetic transformation).