Estonia/Norway Tandem Workshop
The first workshop takes place in Estonia, 4-8 June.
Teachers from primary, secondary and upper secondary schools and teacher trainers
It is a request that participants are interested in and preferably working with evaluation and assessment issues in their practices. Between workshops participants will evaluate and try out in practice evaluation criteria and/or examples of observable behaviors developed on the basis of the Pestalozzi programme and The European Wergeland Center‘s list of possible core competences that were outlined during the Intercultural Cities Programme Think Tank held in Oslo, October 2-6, 2011
. During the last workshop an edited and redefined list will be produced. Focus of the training activity:
The training activity thus corresponds with the on-going work in the CoE Pestalozzi Programme aiming at the development of a tool kit for the evaluation of transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge.
The project is based on an understanding of evaluation as an action to support learning, and will focus on a participatory, cooperative evaluation and self-evaluation approaches. Individual and social success of learners depends on diverse range of competences which are not directly bounded to a certain discipline. It is important to understand that development such non-specific subjects related competences can be taking place in schools and in education activities to promote.
Ways of understanding, describing and supporting learners’ development will be tested and developed. A special focus will be directed towards learners’ observable behaviours indicating changes and development potential as well as evaluation activities appropriate to reflect these changes in different learning contexts.
During the first part of the workshop participants will get familiar with the approach, the steps and the methods and develop strategies to integrate elements of it in their teaching practice. Participants will identify and analyse the ways in which schools define transversal areas of teaching and learning, analyse the curriculum to following the matter of priority areas for further study in which the activities of the school as a whole should help students to develop successful coping in society.
Between the workshops, participants will test elements of the tool kit in their teaching and report on action plan progress online.
The second workshop (Norway 26-30 November) will be used to evaluate the tool kit based on the teaching experiences of the participants. Expected results :
- Increased knowledge on theory behind the concept of transversal competences;
- Ability to map transversal teaching and learning areas and skills to implement them into teaching and learning process;
- Ability to identify aspects connected with transversal competences;
- Ability to identify and describe observable behavior related to these aspects of transversal competences;
- Participants are familiar with tool for the evaluation of transversal competences;
- Participants have tested elements of evaluation tool;
- Participants have developed ideas as how to implement the approach towards evaluation of TASK in their educational practice