ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP THINKING
Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in phil. Doreen CERNY
The Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig encourages students and teachers
to deal with various types of engagement in social, cultural and socio-political fields of
society. This approach promotes a process that involves different life phases of the individual
is not limited by cultural, religious or professional biographical aspects, and is called
CITIZENSHIP THINKING and leads to several questions:
- What are the challenges for higher education institutions when it
comes to initiate a constructive debate about Active Citizenship?
- How can the individual contribute to social society in a responsible way
– Citizenship doing?
- Which ways of constructive debate and reflection can be dealt with
concerning mechanisms of power and recognition in society?
- How is the relationship between an altruistic and a selfish dimension
of social responsibility assumed?
- How can students who take responsible positions in society as future
teachers develop critical awareness and reflectivity towards Active
Citizenship during their training at the university?