Development and Testing of Pedagogical Resources on Education for Democracy
From left: Pierre Hella, Danielle Leclerqc, Josef Huber, Pascale Mompoint Gailard, Martyn Barrett, Pierre Hella, Josef Huber, Pascale Mompoint Gailard, Mercè Bernaus
The European Wergeland Centre and the Pestalozzi Programme of the Council of Europe cooperate in the development and testing of pedagogical resources for education for democracy.
On January 26-27, a special interest group of the Pestalozzi Network of Trainers met for the 2nd time to develop learning resources related to recognition of learning in the context of education for democracy. This work is a part of the cooperation to develop a tool box for education for democracy, which will consist of:
- a list of core components: attitudes, skills, knowledge which need to be developed for fostering learner's personal development and capacity to act as citizens
- the description of observable behaviour which reflects the developed core components
- a collection of development activities: educational activities which develop the necessary attitudes skills and knowledge, developed in the Modules for trainer training of the Pestalozzi Programme
- a collection of recognition activities: educational activities which help to recognize learning and support learners in the continued development of the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge
The tool box will be tested by educational practitioners in a Tandem Workshop of the Pestalozzi Programme, consisting of a first workshop in Estonia in June and a second workshop in Norway in November. Between the workshops, participants are invited to use elements of the tool box in their own professional practice and to analyse their experience.
On January 24, a preparation meeting for the Tandem workshop was held in Oslo. Ülle Luisk/ Educational Research and Curriculum Development Centre University of Tartu, Anne Beate Reinertsen/ Nord-Trøndelag University College Department of teacher education, Katrin Rein/ Ministry of Education and Research; Public and Foreign Relations Department, Nina Handing/ Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU), and Claudia Lenz/EWC's Research Coordinator took part in this meeting organized at EWC's premises.
Places for the Tandem workshop are still available and it is open for 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.
For more information about this Tandem workshop visit the CoE Pestalozzi Programme website