On-line Training-Course

TERMS OF REFERENCE

INTRODUCTION

Following the launching of the Global Education Guidelines – on-line version (re-edition 2012) available from North-South Centre (NSC) website and hard copy available upon request – the NSC Global Education programme launched its Global Education e-learning scheme in 2009 as a complementary didactic support for educators.

Since, three courses are offered annually, in Spring, Summer and Autumn for each of the two topics: 1) Human Rights education and 2) Intercultural dialogue.

These introductory online training courses on global education (GE), with a particular focus on human rights (HR) and intercultural dialogue (ICD), target practitioners in the field of education and development, teachers, social and youth workers, as well as policy-makers, civil servants and local and regional authorities.

These four-week long online learning courses are based on approximately 150 pages of educational material that include a diversity of interactive individual and group exercises with coached assignments; a glossary; a virtual library as well as a discussion forum. Such exercises aim at developing competences in the fields of team-building, mapping of GE/HR/ICD situation in participants’ countries, GE/HR/ICD strategies and GE/HR/ICD activity development.

These courses, monitored, tutored and evaluated by three coaches, involve 10 hours of learning per week, which includes reading, discussion and response to interactive exercises.

The NSC is now launching a call for:

of a new course under the topic of Democratic Citizenship.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

On the basis of three course per year for 50 participants, the terms of reference are for the content writing, the technical realisation, the course offer and evaluation in the conditions as follows:

Content writing

In collaboration with NSC secretariat, and on the basis of selected reference documents, the Service provider should undertake the following tasks:

Propose initial content structure, learning objectives, learning methodology and thematic overview of the content;
Review of the course structure and initial contents based on the outcomes of a preparatory meeting with the NSC;
Draft the content development, writing and methodology development (partial development)
After submission of the first draft to the approval of the NSC secretariat, finalisation of the course content.

Technical realisation

The Service provider should undertake the following tasks:

Graphic design and lay out;
Technical Realisation of the Course (html, database development, and construction of interactive content, implementation of the Content Management System);
Reviewing and implementing content;
Adaptation and fine tuning of didactical tools: recommended educational material, glossary and virtual library, social process, communication tailor made tools, and assignments;
Testing and adaptation after first offering of the course;
Hosting and maintenance of Learning Environment and server for one year;
Set up information website for potential participants;
Printing of 200 cd-roms of the course.

Course offer

The Service provider should undertake the following tasks:

Administrate the course registration website and database;
Pre-Selection of participants and selection of final applications;
Communication with participants before the beginning of the e-course;
Tutor the participants’ weekly assignments and respective individual and collective exercises based on the course recommended educational material, glossary and virtual library, which includes offering personalized feedback to the weekly course assignments and the monitoring of the discussion forum;
Evaluate the participants’ assignments in view of their certification;
distribution of cd-rom, book and certificate;
Follow up, address confirmation

Report writing

Writing of evaluation and financial report at the completion of the annual exercise

Proposals should be sent to

nsc.elearning@coe.int

until 15 December

under subject title

Democratic Citizenship on-line training proposal

Rua So Caetano, n 32
1200-829 Lisboa | Portugal

Tel.: +351 213 584 030
Fax: +351 213 584 037
www.nscentre.org