Welcome to the World Ecitizens Online Environment, a resource for educational collaboration in topics such as responsible citizenship, mutual respect, combating social injustice, and conflict prevention and resolution.
The World Ecitizens (WE) Project aims to encourage understanding between peoples and communities, and to share the fascinating diversity within nations, and across the world. WE take responsibility for our actions, and strive to make the world a better, more peaceful place, through collaborative learning projects.
Newly added (January 2013) is a computer programming project, “Literacy from Scratch”. This is an on-going international exploration of how to use the MIT Scratch computer programming language in order to develop literacy, collaborative, and cross-curricular skills at both Primary and Secondary levels (ages 7 to 14). This is in response to needs in both the UK and the Czech Republic to refocus classroom teaching on computer science teaching (including coding), rather than on the use of ICT programs.
“Literacy from Scratch” is being developed at Brunel University, School of Sport and Education, West London, in active collaboration with the Faculty of Education, Charles University, in Prague. At present, work is posted in English and Czech, but we would warmly welcome contributions in additional languages.
For further information about these projects, and how to participate, please email MirandaNet Senior Fellows Lawrence Williams (“Stories for Children” and “Literacy from Scratch”).