2 March 2012

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MARCH
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MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER

    Here you can find the main information on the training activities in 2012. The Pestalozzi web site is currently under review, so this page as well as the other pages may change in the near future. Thank you for your understanding.

 
 

JANUARY

Mobbing – Prevention and Intervention

European Workshop, Meißen, Germany, 11 – 13 January 2012
Working language: German

The training provides basic competences with regard to bullying at school. It will place an emphasis on recognising early signs as well as on the typology of victims and bullies. This training will also aim at raising participants’ awareness to existing training programmes on school mediation: intervention methods, prevention programmes and a particular attention to ongoing projects on the settlement of disputes.

Target group
Staff in charge of supervision, counselors, school psychologists and mediators.

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Deadline for application: 13 /11/2011
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Evaluation of transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge

Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 26-27 January 2012

A group of about 30 trainers of the Pestalozzi Network of Trainers has started working on the description of indicators (observable behaviour) for a number of key transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge. At the same time they are collecting evaluation methods, which can be applied, to such transversal components.
A core group of seven trainers coordinates this online work. They meet for the second time to assess the progress of the work and to finalise the collected descriptions in the course of 2012.
This work is carried out in cooperation with the European Wergeland Centre.

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FEBRUARY

Indicators for Intercultural competence

Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 16-17 February 2012

In October 2011 a ThinkTank seminar in Oslo, Norway, focused on elaborating descriptions of indicators for intercultural competence as observable behaviour. These indicators were tested with about 100 education professionals in about 20 countries across Europe. The team of facilitators of the ThinkTank meet to analyse the outcome of the testing phase, prepare the finalisation of the list and discuss possible future uses.
The ThinkTank was organised in cooperation with the joint Council of Europe and European Commission Programme “Intercultural cities” and the European Wergeland Centre. Both partners will participate in this meeting.

 
 


Multilingualism and social cohesion: How language learning can prepare children for the 21st century citizenship

European Workshop, London, England, 27 February – 2 March 2012
Working language: English

The learning of other languages is critical for the citizens of the 21st century. The present Workshop will focus on a very important aspect: how language learning can enhance individual understanding, support greater social cohesion and underpin mutual respect and tolerance. It will also consider how the intercultural elements of language learning can be taught in different contexts, and how they might be evaluated. Participants will share experiences from across Europe (and beyond) and seek to establish common ground and guidelines for teachers about the impact of languages on future citizens. A shared and agreed rationale – guidelines for future work – which will be distributed as a Workshop report subsequent to the event. Participants will also be encouraged to establish ongoing links via the Pestalozzi collaborative platform with a view to developing common action.

Target group
Teachers or advisors of languages from primary, secondary and higher education. “Languages” will include not only “foreign” language teaching but also the teaching of English and community languages.

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Deadline for application: 15/01/2012
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MARCH

Student mediators influence school atmosphere

European Workshop, Meißen (Germany), 26 – 28 March 2012
Working language: German

While talking about acquiring competences in mediation by pupils, most of the time the settlement of conflicts is the model people first think of. Therefore the workshop will provide the opportunity to examine other concepts and ways of intervention by student mediators. In a more concrete way, participants will work on a communication model based on 4 modules: the first one will focus on the fundamental elements of communication psychology, the second one on best possible counseling techniques, the third on the way to organise meetings or events, the fourth on mediation basic principles. The training session will include short theoretical sequences and numerous role-playing sequences.

Target group
School counselors, confidential counselors, trainers and education professionals in general.

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Deadline for application: 26/01/2012
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APRIL

A Democratic Europe – Past, Present and Future

European Workshop, Reykjavík, Iceland, 12-16 April 2012
Working language: English

Knowledge of and insight into our shared history provide a starting point for an understanding of the present, and can help us plot a path into the future: A future in which we can build upon a Europe founded on reason, democracy, humanism and tolerance.
Democracy, the founding principle of our society, must be repeatedly elucidated , defended and reclaimed. Today, this is more important than ever, and presents an increasingly challenging task for schools and the education sector in a Europe where the majority of countries have democratically elected xenophobic and fascist political parties represented in their parliaments.
Current trends and changes in society from a social history perspective will be analyzed and discussed in lectures and workshops, with a particular focus on the responsibilities of schools and the education sector.
This European workshop is offered in cooperation between Iceland and Sweden.

Target group
Head teachers, teachers (10-20 year old students) and teacher trainers.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for application: 01/02/2012
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Being a teacher in 2032: Changing roles and competences

133rd European Seminar, Academy of Bad Wildbad, Germany, 23 – 27 April 2012
Working language: English

What will schools in 2032 look like and what will be their main functions? A balance between education for economic growth and education for a democratic culture of living together in a world of diversity. The present seminar will look at current educational practice and challenges, identify indicators and drivers of future developments and look in details at the implications this may and will have for the role of teachers twenty years from now and in particular at the values, attitudes, skills and knowledge these teachers will need.

Target group
Teachers of all subjects from primary school to upper secondary school (6-19).

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for application: 09/03/2012
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MAY

Education for the prevention of discrimination, Module B

European Module, Namur, Belgium, 2-4 May 2012
Working languages: English/ French

The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of the Council of Europe which all member states have ratified prohibits discrimination (Article 14). Legal safeguards are continuously refined and campaigns and action to fight discrimination are regularly launched but we also need to address the root causes and prevent them from developing throughout the process of socialisation of our young generations.
This training course focuses on education for the prevention of discrimination: What must educators do to prevent discrimination from ever happening?
In October 2011 Module A of this course gathered 36 teacher trainers from across Europe to explore these issues and to plan the development of training resources. Module B will help to exchange experiences, to deepen the understanding and to finalise the training resources.

Target group
Participants of Module A of this training course (October 2011) who have developed and piloted training material after Module A.

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Social and political history of fear and the exploitation of fear

European Workshop, Lausanne, Switzerland, 9-11 May 2012
Working language: French

Fear seems to take an ever larger space in today’s societies, more so since 11 September 2001 and the emergence of what some call the “Islamic threat’. But fear has a long history : from witches to microbes, from devil to terrorist, numerous images have haunted us over time. By examining the relation human society has with its fears, we approach a better understanding of these societies and of our own fears to better overcome them if necessary.

Target group
History teachers, teachers of citizenship or humanities of secondary schools ; teachers of primary schools.

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Deadline for application: 10/03/2012
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Roma and Human Rights: cultural and linguistic aspects in society
European Workshop, ECML Graz, Austria, 10-12 May 2012
Working languages: English/German/Romani

The workshop will offer general information on cultural and linguistic aspects of Roma life in European countries and in Austria in particular and allow participants to get a good overview of the issues. The discussion of regional measures for the inclusion of particular needs of the Roma population in education, culture, language and communal participation will allow to better address these issues in the classrooms and to prepare pupils for a respectful and tolerant encounter with each other. Study visits will offer a further possibility to focus on practice.

Target group
Teachers of any subjects from all types of schools or further education institutions, teacher trainers; administrative school staff.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for application: 30/03/2012
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The Pestalozzi Programme in Hungary

National dissemination event, Budapest, Hungary, 21 May 2012 (tbc)
Working language: Hungarian/ English

The Hungarian network of Pestalozzi Programme trainers and trainees will gather together with interested teachers and teacher trainers to further disseminate information on and work results of the Pestalozzi Programme. Particular issues to be discussed are cooperative learning, intercultural competence and diversity as well as teacher development.

Target group
Education professionals (teachers, teacher trainers, school heads, etc) from Hungary.

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JUNE

Evaluation of transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge

European Workshop, Estonia, 4-8 June 2012
Working language: English

The workshop is based on an understanding that evaluation is an action to support learning, and it will focus on participatory, cooperative evaluation and self-evaluation approaches. Individual and social success of learners depend on diverse range of competences which are not directly linked to a particular discipline. The development of such transversal competences can take place in schools.
Building on the list of core components developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, ways of supporting learners’ development will be discussed and experimented. A special focus will be directed towards learners’ observable behaviour indicating changes and development potential as well as evaluation activities appropriate to reflect these changes in different learning contexts.
This workshop is the first of two workshops (the second one is taking place in November 2012 in Norway) and participants will have the time to experiment and pilot what they have learned in between the two workshops. The work is carried out in cooperation with the European Wergeland Centre, Oslo.

Target group
Teachers from primary, secondary and upper secondary schools and teacher trainers are target groups. The teachers agree to actively participate in both workshops and carry out the agreed tasks for the phase between the two workshops.

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Deadline for application: 31/03/2012
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Education for the prevention of violence, Module B

European Module, Madrid, Spain, 20-22 June 2012
Working languages: English/ French

The training course focuses on making the school environment a safe space for learners where everyone can live and work, learn and play without fear. An atmosphere, where each child feels welcome, recognised and respected, where individual needs and learning styles are understood, lies at the core of a safe learning space.
The absence of these features make the space unsafe and prevents children from developing their full potential. Thus if we want to prevent violence in schools we must make violent behaviour a non-option in our schools. It is the task of all education professionals to contribute to this through educational action.
In December 2011 Module A of this course gathered 43 teacher trainers from across Europe to explore these issues and to plan the development of training resources. Module B will help to exchange experiences, to deepen the understanding and to finalise the training resources.

Target group
Participants of Module A of this training course (December 2011) who have developed and piloted training material after Module A.

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Global dimensions of democratic citizenship
European Workshop, Bulgaria, 13-17 June 2012
Working language: English

The training will focus on the characteristic of globalization process and on its reflection in Education /Development Education, Education for Social Justice, Peace Education/, on analysis and understanding of the emerging global dimensions of citizenship on the necessity for broadening the concept of citizenship and on the practical ways of its realization in school and in non-formal education.

Target group
Social studies teachers, Civic education teachers, History teachers, Economics and Geography teachers, teachers involved in EDC projects and activities, school counselors.

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Deadline for application: 13/04/2012
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The European Language Portfolio

European Workshop, Germany, 27-29 June 2012
Working language: German

The aim of the course is to encourage teachers to implement the language portfolio in their lessons and to introduce it as a tool for accompanying and supporting students on their way to autonomous learners.

Target group
Teachers, teacher trainers and subject advisors for foreign languages from all types of schools.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for application: 14/04/2012
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AUGUST

Promoting the values and principles of the Council of Europe in Education

National dissemination event, Croatia, 28-30 August 2012
Working language: Croatian

The training will focus on learning and living the values and principles of the Council of Europe in education. Participants will experience how collaborative learning, positive discipline, managing relations, and task/problem based learning lead to democracy, the respect of human rights and diversity in the school and classroom.
They will become aware of the Pestalozzi Programme core knowledge, attitudes and skills for all teachers and the event will initiate a national Pestalozzi programme network.

Target group
Teachers and non-teaching educational staff of all levels of education from Croatia.

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SEPTEMBER

 
 


Promotion of inclusion in teaching

National dissemination event, Doboj, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 20-21 September 2012
Working language: German

A participant in last year’s seminar on The Integration of pupils with specific educational needs in the general curriculum (Academy of Bad Wildbad) together with the National Liaison Officer organise a workshop on the further dissemination of the information and the work results of the seminar and offers further training.

Target group
Education professionals from Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The use of social media for democratic participation, Module A

European Module, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 25-28 September 2012
Working languages: English and French

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Target group
Participants should come from a pre-service or in-service training context of formal or non-formal education. They need to have experience of and demonstrate a strong interest in the chosen theme. They also need to be competent users of at least one of the working languages, English or French.

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Deadline for application: /2012
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Water: an issue of citizenship, an issue of education
European Workshop, France, 24-28 September 2012
Working language: French

The workshop will explore environmental issues as well as socio-cultural, political and economic question regarding the management of water, a resource which is crucial for life and human activities on this planet. It will build on the issues already addressed in the European Workshop in Amiens in 2011 on the educational implications of sustainable development.

Target group
Teachers in secondary education (pupils aged 10-18).

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for application: 01/06/2012
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What does it mean to think historically?
European Workshop, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25-28 September 2012
Working language: English

The training will focus on the challenges of teaching history in a rapidly changing world and more specifically in classrooms with students of mixed abilities and diverse backgrounds. It will address amongst others questions such as Which pedagogical and methodological approaches will best facilitate the acquisition of the necessary knowledge, disciplinary historical concepts, abilities and relevant dispositions? and Why do teachers and students need to develop ‘big pictures’ of the past, find ways to connect pieces of knowledge in bigger groupings, expand their understanding of human development and identify elements of change and continuity over extended periods of time?

Target group
Teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, history co-coordinators, representatives of non-governmental organisations active in the teaching of history.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for application: 30/06/2012
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OCTOBER


Democracy in basic education

European Workshop, Finland, 3- 6 October 2012
Working language: English

The workshop will focus on the best practices and activities in teaching and learning about democracy, the different forms of democracy in every day’s schooling life especially from the following points of views:
- Children’s rights and participation in school’s operational culture
- Different cases on how the Rights of the Child are promoted all around Europe
- The role of student boards and student associations in basic education.

Target group
Class and subject teachers, heads of schools, student counselors, teacher trainers and government officials in basic education

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for application: 23/06/2012
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Building a Europe for and with children - Janusz Korczak’s child-and learner-centred pedagogy
European Workshop, Poland, 6-12 October 2012
Working language: English

Implementation of children’s rights standards, strengthening children’s right to participate in decision making, empowering children through participation and education. During the training the participants will explore child- and learner-oriented pedagogy of Janusz Korczak in the wider historical and educational context.

Target group
Teachers of all subjects and teacher trainers who are looking for ideas of practical implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for application: 06/08/2012
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Education for the prevention of violence

134th European Seminar, Academy of Bad Wildbad, Germany, 15-19 October 2012
Working language: German

The training will focus on making the school environment a safe space for learners. If schools are to provide a space for learning and personal development of every child, they need to be safe spaces where everyone can live and work, learn and play without fear. An atmosphere, where each child feels welcome, recognised and respected, where individual needs and learning styles are understood, lies at the core of a safe learning space. The absence of these features make the space unsafe and prevents children from developing their full potential.
The course will make use of the training resources developed in a Pestalozzi trainer training course in 2011/2012.

Target group
Teachers and other education practitioners working with children aged 10-18.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for application: 31/08/2012
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Teachers’ competences in EDC/HRE

National dissemination event, Poland, October 2012 (tbc)
Working language: Polish

This national Pestalozzi activity will focus on two main objectives. It will serve to disseminate information on the Council of Europe EDC/HRE Charter, the Council of Europe publication “How all teachers can support citizenship and human rights education” and the Pestalozzi Programme of the Council of Europe . Secondly it will launch training courses for 4 groups of national multipliers (teacher trainers, school directors, policy makers, NGO representatives) on implementing the Charter on Education for democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education.

Target group
Teacher trainers, school directors, policy makers, NGO representatives from Poland.

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NOVEMBER

Motivation and psychological principles of learning 

European Workshop, Serbia, 2-4 November 2012
Working language: English and Serbian (with interpretation)

The workshop aims at the development of participants’ competences in organizing teaching and learning more efficiently and more effectively. This includes the application of various learning and motivation strategies in order to meet the educational needs of their students, support of students regarding development of self-regulating learning and motivation strategies, ways of encouraging motivation for studying with students who have different learning possibilities and styles, and an introduction to Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences in their own classroom.

Target group
Class and subject teachers, teacher trainers, pedagogues and psychologist from primary school (pupils aged 6-14).

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Deadline for application: 01/09/2012
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Human Rights Education in Schools
“CANCELLED”
European Workshop, Switzerland, 7-9 November 2012
Working languages: German/ English

The course aims to introduce teachers to human rights education in schools and to enable them to use methods, materials, instruments of human rights education (e. g. COMPASS) in their classrooms. The participants will be trained in the use of different methods, materials, instruments of human rights education (e. g. COMPASS – Manual of Human Rights Education from the Council of Europe).

Target group
Teachers of history, geography, economics, law, languages, ethics, religion, home economics, sports, involved in teaching human rights

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Deadline for application: 07/09/2012
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The Genocide of the Roma and Sinti : New teaching and learning materials

European Workshop, Austria, 8-10 November 2012
Working language: English and German

The focus of the training activity will be on the learning about persecution of Roma during National Socialist dictatorship, exploring teaching approaches and relating them to the discussion of issues of contemporary relevance.

Target group
Teachers of history

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Deadline for application: 01/10/2012
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From assimilation and isolation to integration
European Workshop, Slovenia, 12-14 November 2012
Working language: English

The seminar aims at increasing the sensitivity for the problems of students from vulnerable groups - raising the awareness of educators about their responsibility for the educational outcomes of their learners. Building on the findings of research and especially on the knowledge produced recently by the Council of Europe issues pertaining the learning processes and improvement of overall learning performance through improving the teaching of the language(s) of instruction in combination with other languages present in the repertoire of the school will be presented. It will be clear from the work in the seminar, how learners from disadvantaged groups can benefit from increased focus on the teaching of languages across the curriculum, the final goal being a full integration of learners with background in disadvantaged groups (such as migrants and other non-indigenous minorities, Roma, etc.) into the society.

Target group
Teacher trainers, government officials directly involved in dealing with vulnerable groups, curriculum developers, teachers and school heads willing and capable to act as multipliers, senior years teacher students.

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Deadline for application: 10/09/2012
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15th Meeting of the Network of National Liaison Officers of the Pestalozzi Programme
Latvia, 22-23 November 2012
Working languages: English and French (with interpretation)

The objectives of the meeting are to strengthen the communication between the NLOs within the framework of the network, to discuss recent developments at the Council of Europe and within the Pestalozzi programme, to recall the nature of transversal knowledge, skills, attitudes and values promoted by the Council of Europe and their importance for all the learners and for society as a whole, and to prepare the Pestalozzi Programme of training activities for 2013 and onwards.

Target group
National Liaison Officers of the Pestalozzi Programme and/or their deputies.

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Evaluation of transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge
European Workshop, Norway, 26-30 November 2012
Working language: English

The workshop is based on an understanding that evaluation is an action to support learning, and it will focus on participatory, cooperative evaluation and self-evaluation approaches. Individual and social success of learners depend on diverse range of competences which are not directly linked to a particular discipline. The development of such transversal competences can take place in schools.
Building on the list of core components developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, ways of supporting learners’ development will be discussed and experimented. A special focus will be directed towards learners’ observable behaviour indicating changes and development potential as well as evaluation activities appropriate to reflect these changes in different learning contexts.
This workshop is the second of two workshops (the first one is taking place in June 2012 in Estonia) and participants will have the time analyse and exchange their experiences in piloting the material since June. The work is carried out in cooperation with the European Wergeland Centre, Oslo.

Target group
Teachers from primary, secondary and upper secondary schools and teacher trainers are target groups. The participants of the first workshop in June will also be the participants in this workshop.

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