Nordic project on teaching controversial issues

EWC has been commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway to conduct a pilot project for school leaders and teachers from the Nordic countries, based on the Council of Europe manuals “Teaching Controversial Issues” and “Managing Controversy”. A training for multipliers from all Nordic countries will be held at Utøya in Norway, followed by national workshops. The project is part of the programme of the Norwegian Chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers. It is open for participants from Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Faeroe Islands and Aaland. 


“Managing Controversy” and “Teaching Controversial Issues" are hands-on practical guides that aims to help teachers recognize the value of engaging young people in sensitive and controversial issues and develop the confidence and competences to make it a part of their everyday practice.

The Pilot training programme will consist of three components:
1. A three day training for multipliers (trainers, educators, teachers) on the manuals “Managing Controversy” and “Teaching Controversial Issues”, and how to adapt these to each country (carried out at Utøya/Norway);
2. National training(s) for school leaders and teachers, conducted by the multipliers;
3. Meeting of multipliers and participants from the national trainings to share experiences and provide recommendations for future steps.

Trainers, educators and teachers from Finland, the Aaland Island, Sweden, Denmark, Greenland, Faeroe Island, Norway and Island will be able to apply for this pilot and the first training is scheduled for May 2017. Watch this website and further newsletters for more details.

The pilot project is part of the programme of the Norwegian Chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers, and related to the ongoing Nordic programme on “Democracy, Inclusion and Security”. 

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