Pestalozzi core knowledge, skills and attitudes
Module A, 12-15 October 2010, European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, France

The general aim of the training course is to focus on an exploration and discussion of the existing Pestalozzi catalogue of core components of knowledge, skills and attitudes which are common to the themes and values of the training programme for education professionals and the Council of Europe as a whole, as well as on the development and piloting of appropriate training resources for all teachers in pre-service and in-service training contexts.

The first session of the training was hosted by the Council of Europe European Youth Centre in Strasbourg and brought together 27 participants who revised and improved the ‘Catalogue of Core Components to contribute to education for sustainable democratic societies’. The work was coordinated by a team of three trainers led by Ms Rasa Askinyte-Degesiene (Lithuania). She was supported by Mr Arthur Ivatts (United Kingdom) and Ms Patricia Garouste (France).




Between modules A and B, participants are asked to exemplify the identified core components and develop teacher training materials and classroom materials that can support the development of these components. They will be helped online by their peers and by the team of facilitators. In Module B in May 2011, the experiences will be exchanged and evaluated and lead to a set of improved training materials.