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Educational Activism: Introducing activism into the educational process

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In the modern world, there are countless social and environmental issues that demand attention and action. From climate change and inequality to human rights and social justice, there is no shortage of challenges that require us to engage, inform and take proactive action. This is why bringing activism into the educational process is more important than ever.

Activism in education is not only about raising awareness or educating students about contemporary social challenges, but empowering them to think critically, act creatively and positively impact the world around them. By integrating activism into the curriculum, students can develop the skills and knowledge they need to become informed and engaged citizens and create opportunities to have a direct and positive impact on themselves, their communities and in the world.

The benefits of activism in education are varied and far-reaching. For students, activism can help develop their resilience and sense of purpose and provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to take positive steps to create a better world. For educators, activism can help create engaging and meaningful learning experiences and provide opportunities for students to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. And for society as a whole, activism in education can help cultivate a new generation of informed and engaged citizens who are better equipped to meet the challenges of the future.

So how can activism be integrated into the educational process? There are many different ways to do this, ranging from simple activities and projects to more structured programs and initiatives.

At Openous we are innovating by introducing activism into the educational process in Greece for the first time, starting with the “Little Activists” program, which is aimed at students aged 10 and over. For more information visit our website or contact us at

H Openous είναι μία Αστική Μη Κερδοσκοπική Εταιρεία, η οποία οικοδομεί κοινότητες ψυχικά ανθεκτικών παιδιών και νέων μέσω καινοτόμων εκπαιδευτικών προγραμμάτων.

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