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Open up society

USER’S GUIDE TO THE BOOK AND WEBSITE In combination with the website, www. luksamfundetop.dk/english, Open up society! presents thorough teaching material 6 for teachers and students at Social Studies. The book and website are compiled on the basis of the current executive order and guidance for STX and HF, August 2017. The purpose of the material is to strengthen the students’ ability to acquire knowledge and understanding of the society in which they live, and to stimulate their interest and desire to participate actively and contribute to the further development of the Danish democratic society. In preparing Open up society!, a clear intention has been to create a platform which gives the students an opportunity to develop their social skills and competences individually and in interaction with classmates. Another significant purpose is to support the general education of the students by contributing to their ability to act as democratic citizens. The 3rd edition of Open up society! also touches on a wide range of perspectives on the issues of digitisation and social media, and their importance for social forms of contact and the democratic dialogue. These choices have been made to enable the students to discuss and develop their digital educational skills. The choice of structure and chapter design is an attempt to create a teaching material that favours as many different student types as possible while at the same time keeping the academic goals and core content of the subject in focus. We have structured the book in a way that increases a sense of security and improves the work of learning new concepts, subject areas, methods and theories. Our hope is that it will stimulate the desire and ability to apply the learned substance to analyses of Danish society. Each chapter has a specific colour. The colour should make it easier for the students to remember which of the three disciplines (economics, socio-logy or political science) they are currently working with. Each chapter starts with a number of general questions which, in combination with check questions on www.luksamfundetop. dk/english, are intended to strengthen the students’ academic reading. With these questions (the website’s check questions are prepared for each of the sections of the book), we hope to improve the stu


Open up society
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