Programme overview of Pestalozzi Core knowledge, skills and attitudes for all teachers, Module A, 12-15 October 2010, European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, France

Day 1

Tuesday, 12 October 2010 (Transversal skills and attitudes)

Session 1 – Presentations, Introduction
Team presentations, Participants presentations (for those not present the day before)
Presentation: history of the project, explanation of aims of the module, Walk through the programme

    · Appointments activity

Expected outcome: participants to reflect on questions and problems, discussed in sessions, on methodology, etc. Working in pairs participants have to decide on one or few questions. for general debriefing in the end of each working day.

Session 2 - Core components in real contexts (based on pre-task)

For pre-task participants were asked to think about their own professional situation in particular and your country’s educational system in general, and identify just one issue or ‘problem’ which causes this concern. Then turn to the catalogue of components select only one component from each of the three lists, which appears to you to be the key priority for best addressing the issue or problem which you have identified.

    · Group building PowerPoint, based on Pre-task

Expected outcome: participants to reflect on core components list, trying to connect certain components with issues in their reality. Facilitators to gain knowledge about how participants understood the catalogue of core components, are they capable to connect certain components with issues in their reality.

Session 3 - How ICE, HRE, etc can fit into the curricula?

Expected outcome: participants to reflect on the place of ICE , EDC/HRE in regular school curricula

Session 4 - Working on theoretical underpinnings

Session was based on THEO documents Team prepared 5-10 quotations, participants had to create small performance, illustrating and explaining certain quotation, and play them in groups.

Expected outcome: participants to reflect, why Core components are important and relevant in education today.

Evaluation day 1
Teatime, Reflection, sum up and evaluation of the day

Day 2

Wednesday, 13 October 2010 (Catalogue of Core Components for Individuals)

Session 5 – How to develop transversal savoirs in activities

    · Example of the Pestalozzi activity Taxi driver by Robert Etlinger

Expected outcomes: participants to reflect on how certain skills, attitudes and knowledge may be developed in an activity

Session 6 – Creating revised list of components

    · Explanation of our expectations for sessions 6

Prioritizing components : Individual components

The aim of session 6 was to create a list of irreducible minimum attitudes, skills and knowledge each individual needs everywhere in the world. Participants were asked to overview the list of Core components, and choose the 5 most important components from each list – 5 attitudes, 5 skills and 5 knowledge components, put components in hierarchical order (individually, after in groups).

Expected outcomes: participants to understand the 3 dimensions of competences: ‘savoir-être’, ‘savoir’ and ‘savoir-faire’; to consolidate knowledge and understanding of core components, to create revised list of individual competences

Session 7 – Use of various educational tools

Movie – “The eye of the storm’’ and debriefing

Expected outcomes: participants to reflect on the use of audio-visual materials and research/experiences as an educational tool

Session 8 – Pestalozzi resources

    · Pestalozzi resources - being informed on the CoE work on the transversal A/S/K (reflecting on posters on all units, produced in previous modules, short discussion).

Expected outcomes: being informed on the CoE work

Evaluation of Day 2
Teatime, Reflection, sum up and evaluation of the day

Day 3

Thursday, 14 October 2010 (Catalogue of Core Components for Teachers)

Session 9 – Creating revised list of components

    · Explanation of our expectations for sessions 9

Prioritizing components : Components for educators

The aim of session 9 was to create a list of irreducible minimum attitudes, skills and knowledge each educator needs everywhere in the world. Participants were asked to overview the list of Core components, and choose the 5 most important components from each list – 5 attitudes, 5 skills and 5 knowledge components, put components in hierarchical order (individually, after in groups).

Expected outcomes: participants to understand the 3 dimensions of competences: ‘savoir-être’, ‘savoir’ and ‘savoir-faire’; to consolidate knowledge and understanding of core components, to create revised list of competences for teachers

Session 10 - presentation of group lists

Expected outcomes: participants to present and explain revised lists of Individual and professional components for teachers

Day 4

    Friday, 15 October 2010 (Focus on Action)

Session 11 – Dealing with subjectivity

Why the best for one seems the worst for the others? Example of the activity based on fairytale

Expected outcome: participants to reflect on the subjective criteria of evaluation; participants to reflect on how certain skills, attitudes and knowledge may be developed in activity

Session 12 – DESIGNING OUR MATERIALS

Presentation and explanation of the revised catalogue
Guidance, template for the teaching units
Planning design of materials.

Expected outcomes: participants to plan on activities they are going to develop

Session 13 - Action plan & Looking ahead

Timeline, next steps, networking

Session 15 – evaluation of day 4 & Module A
Teatime, Reflection, sum up , Evaluation of Module A