Mark Saey | Civiclab

5. Organize a jury

5.1. Evaluation

The evaluation has three parts:

a) The marks for the exercises, test or products in the participating courses during their turn(s).

b) The marks for the final “thesis”, installation or position (possibly also collective marks, depending on whether it was teamwork or not).

c) Of course it’s the teachers that evaluate, but also the advice of external members in the jury should be taken into account (without being binding in any way). This jury assembles some three times during the school year.

5.2. Assembling a jury has several goals

In the Flemish GIP (see the previous part) the jury counts the teachers involved and members or representatives of the professional field. So too should a WELT trajectory. The jury should also count members or representatives of the local civil organizations and/or NGO educational organizations.

This way the team will receive extra support preparing and undertaking the different subprojects or parts of the phases, or even find ways to organize relevant (social) work placements in the course of the trajectory.

This is the structural, curriculum-driven base for a school to transform itself into an extended school for world citizens and to effectively connect education to the several transition practices for a better world.

This could also lead up to the educational tracks or strands of one or more schools working together to sustainably renovate and socially designate a building provided by the local government as a Youth City Hall – a CivicLab concept on which we are presently working.