Competences for Democratic Culture. Living together as equals in culturally diverse democratic societies
This document is a product of a Council of Europe project which is taking place in < Back
four phases during 2014-17. The first phase has been devoted to the development
of a conceptual model of the competencies which citizens require to participate
effectively in a culture of democracy. This document describes the model and the
methods that were used to develop it. The document is aimed at readers who wish
to understand the underlying assumptions and technical details of the model.
Phase two of the project will be devoted to the development of descriptors (i.e.
statements or descriptions of what a person is able to do if they have mastered the
various competencies that are specified by the model), phase three to ascertaining
whether it is possible to assign the descriptors to levels of proficiency, and phase
four to the production of supporting documentation. This documentation will be
addressed to educational practitioners and policy makers, and will provide a less
technical description of the current competence model. It will also explain how the
model and the descriptors can be used to assist curriculum design, pedagogical
design and the development of new forms of assessment (for use in either self-assessment
or assessment by others).