Value discussions are currently booming in Europe, i.e. in relation to current social developments and upheavals. This guide is intended to provide teachers and learners with the necessary foundations for an open, fruitful and knowledge-based discussion of European values. At the same time, the guideline should encourage teachers in adult education, but also other educators, to engage in the teaching of European values in their courses and offers, and to successfully plan and implement teaching and learning activities.
The authors of this guide have developed a strategy for communicating European values based on the model of Cultural Intelligence (CQ). We applied this approach to teaching European values and therefore suggest the EQ model described in this guide. It contains four steps from motivation and drive, knowledge and resources, reflection and awareness to planning and practice that may be helpful in developing your course or lesson offer on this topic. The guide explains these four steps and provides examples of the practical implementation.