SLEAD - Service-Learning for Democracy in Europe

Supporting Teachers in Applying Democratic Competences Models 

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SLEAD EUROPE will equip teachers with a competence-based learning method, which helps them to improve their teaching.

It will also build a network of teachers from different European countries who are willing to cooperate in transnational Service-Learning projects. 

By involving universities and long-standing teacher training NGOs we will further support teachers by allowing them to get the training program of this project recognized by national teacher training institutions 

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The overall goals of SLEAD EUROPE are:

  • to support the integration of S-L in formal school education in participating countries by enabling schools and teachers to utilize the potential of S-L for the acquisition of democracy competences
  • to strengthen students’ democratic competences through S-L and facilitate their active participation and sense of civic engagement, thus leading to a more sustained participation in democratic life
  • to strengthen education in Europe by facilitating cross-border S-L projects, providing teachers with European experiences and creating a European community of practice among teachers in Europe
  • to facilitate the acquisition of key competences of teachers and students, such as 21st Century Skills: teamwork, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and reflection, as all of them are key elements of S-L
  • to increase the quality of teaching by learning about innovative approaches such as S-L
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News and Events

Call for Project Ideas: Service-Learning for Democracy in Europe!

Calling all educators! Share your innovative Service-Learning projects focused on Europe and democracy with us. Selected ideas will receive coaching and travel support for cross-border collaboration. Learn more and apply by May 25, 2024, on the SLEAD website

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Exploring SLEAD: An Interview with Felix Lorenzen from LdE

In this interview conducted by the German National Agency, Felix Lorenzen, from Stiftung Lernen durch Engagement (LdE), sheds light on the intricacies of SLEAD and its profound impact on service-learning across Europe.

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SLEAD Online Training – recap on Module 2

The SLEAD team looks back at the second module of the SLEAD Online Training, designed to designed to help educators to effectively integrate S-L into their pedagogical practices with a focus on promoting democratic competences.

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European service learning coffee break 22 November 2023

The SLEAD project took part in the online coffee break event organised by REDAPS! Read more about this event here!

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