Civics Education in an Era of Globalization and Information Technologies

Tuesday ,26 December, 2017 , 16:30 to 19:45

Reading the Curriculum

Enrichment Training for Civics Teachers

For registered participants only

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education’s Inspection Department on Civics Teaching, is offering a continuing-education enrichment course for civics teachers that addresses various issues at the heart of the public debate about the teaching of civics.

The course will address theoretical and ideological aspects and levels of various topics in the civics curriculum as they relate to current civic issues and the challenge of dealing with them in the classroom. The course will give teachers the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and obtain theoretical knowledge through the meeting with researchers and academics from the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and other institutions. The series of meetings will explore topics in the curriculum through test cases of current public issues. The course is intended for civics teachers in junior high and high school who are seeking more thorough knowledge of key issues in the civics curriculum.

The monthly meetings will take place on Tuesdays, from November 2017 to April 2018, between 16:30 and 19:45, at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.


Each meeting will consist of two parts:

  1. Lecture and discussion
  2. Applied didactic workshop, experiential learning, practice, analysis and discussion of current issues, test cases and dilemmas from the field—all aimed at guiding the teacher in conducting self-analysis and methodical examination of the components of the issue.

Coordination and moderation:

Orit Barbut, Instructor of the Jerusalem District of Civic Teaching, the Supervision of Citizenship Studies and the Jerusalem Education Division (JED)

Haifa Sabbagh, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Teachers interested in participating in the course are asked to register through the registration system of the Pisga Manhi Center, 11 Narkis Street, 9246115 Jerusalem, tel. 02-623-3888, fax 02-623-6188, or by means of the Pisga Manhi Center website (Hebrew only).