The transversal knowledge, skills and attitudes in teacher education: The analysis of the materials that were developed within the Pestalozzi modules between 2006 and 2008, (36 teacher training units), and of descriptions of competences developed in other Council of Europe education projects in areas such democratic citizenship, intercultural education and socio-cultural diversity as well as history teaching show that there is a body of components that are common to all themes or areas of interest.
During 2009 the Pestalozzi Network of Trainers has attempted to identify these overlapping components and classify them in three categories: knowledge, skills, attitudes. They apply to all teachers in all subject matters and are intended as the basic educational contribution to the maintenance and further development of democratic societies.
The training course will focus on the exploration and discussion of the core elements based on the existing description and on the development and piloting of appropriate training resources for all teachers in pre-service and in-service training contexts.
The main expected outcomes are:
∑ The participants will better understand the basic knowledge (savoirs), skills (savoir- faire) and attitudes (savoir-Ítre) teachers need to reinforce the contribution of education to the sustainable democratic societies of the future;
Participants must be prepared and in a position to commit themselves to collaborative international work for a duration of about 12 months including the development and piloting of training materials in their contexts; this includes in particular:
The overall workload, including the participation in the modules, is estimated to be between 120-150 hours. Participants will receive certification for the completion of this training programme indicating the nature of competences developed and the workload of the training.
For details on the conditions of participation, please consult the description of the module series.