Teaching & Learning Resource Centre

What are Teaching & Learning Resources?

Participedia provides open access to crowdsourced resources that are useful for undergraduate and graduate classroom settings, as well as professional development resources for practitioners, civil society organizations, and NGOs. Resources range from course syllabi and class assignments, to handbooks, simulations, and multi-media training material.

Browse our Teaching & Learning Resource Centre

These resources can be used to:

  1. Increase students’ knowledge of innovations in participatory democracy;
  2. Improve students’ research and writing skills by publishing cases, methods, and organizations on Participedia;
  3. Enhance students’ ability to make connections between the theory and practice of public participation;
  4. Prepare students to be organizers and researchers of democratic innovations, and;
  5. Shape pedagogy and classroom culture to be more participatory.

Share Your Resources with the Community

Here are a few types of Teaching & Learning Resources we hope to collect and share with the Participedia Community:

  • Assignments
  • Bibliographies
  • Grading Rubrics
  • Lesson Plans
  • Quizzes / Tests
  • Syllabi
Submit a Teaching Resource

Please use this form or send an email to [email protected] if you have resources to share.

Participedia in the Classroom

Writing or editing articles for Participedia can be a great assignment for courses that deal with political participation, democratic innovation, or deliberation.

In the course of selecting, researching, and writing up a case, method, or organization, students will learn about the substance of participation in varied contexts. Students may also find it rewarding to have their work showcased on Participedia.

The following resources offer ideas on how to enhance course offerings about public participation:

Democratic Teaching & Learning Webinar Series

This webinar series was designed to connect Participedia researchers and collaborators with shared interests and to exchange knowledge about challenges and successes in the field of teaching methods, theories and cases that support democratic participation. The series was developed and launched in 2018 by Co-Chairs of the Teaching, Training and Mentoring Committee of Participedia.net, Drs. Joanna Ashworth & Bettina von Lieres.