Basic legal literacy: what to teach and how to do it

Feb 27, 2023 | News

On the 1st & 2nd of February 2023, the French partner of the projet Pistes Solidaires hosted the second transnational meeting of the project  LAW in everyday life  in Pau.

Core to the project is the promotion of legal literacy in education system and other educational setting for students 14 to 18 years old. The project starts with the development of a methodology of competences intended to get schools and teachers to recognize basic legal literacy as an integral part of civic education curricula.

In the last few months, the partners have been working on the development of two main documents. The Competence Framework is the key document that will enable the partnership to develop other project results. The CF will be also used as a communication and advocacy tool towards target groups, local, regional, national or European level authorities and stakeholders to raise awareness on the importance of legal literacy in being an integral part of civic education.

The Synthesis Report was finalized and it contains a comparative analysis of four national reports. Each of national reports, prepared as working papers, contains data and results of applied methodology in a specific country (outcomes of working groups/qualitative research and results of legal questionnaire/quantitative research in Croatia, France, Italy and Portugal). The findings contained in the Synthesis Report will provide a basis for developing materials for teaching an elementary level of legal literacy, i.e., a fundamental basis for competence framework development.

The meeting was very fruitful because the partners could evaluate the progress of the project and set up the next steps for the coming months.

What’s coming next?

  • a textbook to better understand Law literacy addressed to students from 14 to 18 years old
  • a manual to better implement activities around Law literacy and understanding Legal concepts addressed to teachers

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