Learning World: Playing Politics: Young Movers and Shakers
Part 1 - Logo! Daily News for Kids in Germany
Logo is a 10-minute TV show broadcast in Germany for children between 8 and 12 years old. It offers children the opportunity to follow and understand international current affairs.
Steffi Thum, Logo’s Final Editor, explains how her team reworks the news presentation to adapt to children’s ways of understanding a new subject. Graphics and emoticons play a key role in presenting information in an engaging way, while avoiding simplistic messages. Children are also invited to join the discussion via the Internet, sending comments and questions to enrich the exchange.
Discover how this daily news program, watched by more than 400,000 children, is inspiring young Germans to get involved in international affairs.
Part 2 – Shape a New Generation of Politically Informed Citizens, Myanmar
Although politics is not an easy subject to address in Myanmar, Nilar Kyax has not given up her passion for the subject and is involved in a program to teach it.
After spending 11 years in prison for political reasons, Zin Amr Aung is also committed to politics and has founded the Yangon School of Political Science to get new generations into policymaking. The aim of this initiative is to teach political science to raise informed citizens capable of monitoring governmental actions.
The program provides 60 hours of lessons and is free of charge. Since it began in 2011, it has trained more than 400 students. Watch this video to discover how the initiative is attracting more schools to teach the discipline.
Part 3 – Aiming for the Top? Take Over Public Responsibilities, Argentina
Martin De Angelis is a young Argentinian whose political ambitions led him to participate in several international programs, including the WISE Learners' Voice Program, in order to boost his leadership skills. Martin sees politics as a tool of change. His goal is to reach his country’s congress to represent local interests and enhance democratic practices. Learn how this Argentinian learner plans to inspire other young people to engage in politics.