CoDesign 11 & 12: Democracy & Society


CoDesign for grade 11 and 12 offers a unique blend of individual, self directed learning combined with online peer collaboration. This course consists of 3 integrated courses and provides you with the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary ideas in a stimulating and engaging environment.

Theme: Democracy & Society

If the political life and culture of our time is of interest to you, join us for an in-depth study on the theme of democracy: where did it come from? how has it evolved (in Canada and abroad) and what direction is it going in the future?

Unique features

  • Collaborative learning within a group of ten or more youth
  • Support from a mentor with expertise and passion for the theme
  • Integration of three related courses
  • Independent and group projects, activities and/or trips
  • Approximately 15 hours a week of learning activities, projects and coursework
  • Available for youth in grades 11 and 12
  • Invitation to participate in a fall camp, regional winter activity (depending on number of learners in a particular location), and
  • SelfDesign’s Encounters Youth Summit in Vancouver in May

Course Details

Learners who complete a session of CoDesign will be assessed to receive full credit for the following (4-credit) courses,

  •   Civic Studies 11
  •   Philosophy 12
  •   Interdisciplinary Studies 11

Mentor: Mark McGivern


Fall Session
September - January
Spring Session
February - June

Testimonials from our learnersChoose between a Fall or Spring session. Expect to schedule two hour online sessions, twice a week to meet with your learning pod of 10 – 15 youth and your CoDesign mentor for activities related to the integrated courses.

Reserve Your Spot Today!

By RSVPing, your name will be added to our waitlist and you can expect a follow up conversation to answer any of your questions or concerns and to find out if CoDesign is a good fit for you.

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