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Using a feline metaphor to dispel Roma stereotypes

Open your mind - go beyond prejudice!

video Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

Anti-Gypsyism, recognized as a specific form of racism by the Council of Europe, is deeply rooted in negative and biased beliefs, prejudices, misconceptions and discriminatory attitudes towards Roma, and as a consequence Roma face a life of alienation, isolation and entrenched poverty....

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Teaching the facts about Roma people

Open your mind - go beyond stereotypes!

video Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

School children throughout Europe are behind a new project initiated by the Roma and Travellers’ Team of the Council of Europe aimed at combatting negative stereotypes and prejudices against the Roma. In cooperation with the Children’s Rights Division, the Roma and Travellers Team reached out...

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Digital citizenship education handbook - Being Child in the Age of Technology

pdf digital citizenship

This handbook is intended for teachers and parents, education decision makers and platform providers alike. It describes in depth the multiple dimensions that make up each of 10 digital citizenship domains and includes a fact sheet on each domain providing ideas, good practice and further...

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Mirrors - Manuel on combating antigypsyism through human rights education

pdf discrimination I human rights education

Designed to empower 16 to 30 year olds to tackle individual and institutional racism against Roma, the manual provides educators, teachers, trainers and youth organisations with comprehensive educational activities for groups of all types; those with or without Roma participants, as well as mixed...

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Freedom(s) - Learning activities for secondary schools on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights

pdf human rights education

This human rights education textbook presents 12 learning activities based on landmark decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. It aims to familiarise secondary school students with the key principles of European law related to human rights to help them understand how the European Court...

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Crossroads of European histories - Multiple outlooks on five key moments in the history of Europe

pdf history education

How can history teaching contribute to a spirit of tolerance with respect to promoting different points of view, respect for the other and developing the critical and autonomous judgement of future active citizens within democratic societies? This book is a contribution to the implementation of a...

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Multiperspectivity in History Teaching: a Guide for Teachers

pdf history education

The present Guide took as its inspiration the discussions at the Regional training seminars on “The beginnings of World War II in South East Europe” (Bled, Slovenia, October 2001) and “The challenges facing history teachers in the 21st Century in a regional context” (Budapest, November 2001). The...

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Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) in Community and Everyday Life

PDF Democratic Competences

This unit is based on exploring what the students already know about democracy, thus helping them to engage in metacognitive process around this theme. It then elaborates and benefits from the diversity of knowledge and experiences that different students have. In coherence with the idea of...

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Teacher support of citizenship and human rights education

PDF Competencies for Democracy

This publication presents the core competences that shape the basic skillset of teachers required to implement EDC/HRE in the classroom, throughout a whole school or in the wider community. It is intended for teachers in all stages and subject areas of education and teacher-educators working in...

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Human rights and democracy in action

PDF Democratic Governance of Schools | Competencies for Democracy

This publication is the outcome of a project funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”. For more information please visit the website of the Joint Programme: www.coe.int/disco This publication aims to show how...

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Audit of the citizenship and human rights education curriculum

PDF Democratic Governance of Schools | Competencies for Democracy

This publication is the outcome of a project funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”. For more information please visit the website of the Joint Programme: www.coe.int/disco This report assesses how the...

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Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education: a diversity of approaches

PDF Democratic Governance of Schools | Human Rights Education

This analytical report focuses on the development of skills for promoting social cohesion, valuing diversity and handling differences. It reviews the findings of a survey on the development of competences for democracy and human rights in Belarus, Georgia, Lithuania and the Russian Federation. In...

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Travel pass to democracy: active citizenship

PDF Competencies for Democracy

This publication is the outcome of a project funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”. For more information please visit the website of the Joint Programme: www.coe.int/disco This booklet has been produced as...

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Developing students ability to evaluate information from media and social networks

PDF Competencies for Democracy

This toolkit for teachers aims to facilitate democratic learning by introducing education mechanisms to prevent and combat violence, extremism, xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance. It is designed to facilitate cooperation between countries, to mobilise joint efforts to resolve common...

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Training pack: teaching controversial issues

PDF Democratic Governance of Schools

This publication is the outcome of a project funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”. For more information please visit the website of the Joint Programme: www.coe.int/disco This Training Pack is a professional...

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Addressing violence in schools

PDF Democratic Governance of Schools

This publication is the outcome of a project funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”. For more information please visit the website of the Joint Programme: www.coe.int/disco This is a collaborative and...

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Managing controversy

PDF Democratic Governance of Schools

This publication is the outcome of a project funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”. For more information please visit the website of the Joint Programme: www.coe.int/disco Managing controversy is a...

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Developing competences for democratic culture in the digital era

PDF Competencies for Democracy

This publication is the outcome of a project funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”. For more information please visit the website of the Joint Programme: www.coe.int/disco This strategy paper is based upon...

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Don’t wait until Mañana

PDF Human Rights Education | Competencies for Democracy

This training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of discrimination (DISC) module, consists of four activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training. The main aim of the TU is to recognize and discuss stereotyping in...

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Teaching methods through collaborative learning

PDF Discrimination and Violence | Methodologies and Pedagogy

The training unit (TU) consists of three activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training. The first activity acts as an ice-breaker in which the participants start to get used to role-play situations and drama techniques. The second activity gets the participants...

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Connection between labelling and expectations for the prevention of discrimination

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Human Rights Education

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of discrimination (DISC) module, consists of three activities, including an assessment session for a group of 24 participants. The intentional or unintentional labelling of pupils by the teacher in...

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Exploring and working to prevent gender stereotypes in school

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Human Rights Education

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of discrimination (DISC) module, consists of three activities for initial and in-service training. This TU helps individuals to explore, understand, identify and prevent gender stereotypes by...

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What does it mean to be a citizen/human being?

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Human Rights Education

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of discrimination (DISC) module, consists of four groups of activities for initial and in-service training. The TU focuses on raising public awareness about discrimination and the need for its...

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We have a right to dream

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Competencies for Democracy

This Pestalozzi training unit (TU) consists of one activity, including an assessment session for in-service training. The activity is based on the domains of emotional intelligence and controlling your impulses. It offers teachers the opportunity to: develop awareness of their “world views” and...

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Prevention of stereotyping and labelling of individuals

PDF Human Rights Education | Competencies for Democracy

The training unit, developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of discrimination (DISC) module, consists of five activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training. The unit is designed in a way that empowers and enables an individual,...

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Gender equality in the human rights framework

PDF Human Rights Education

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of discrimination (DISC) module, consists of five activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training. The TU mainly focuses on discrimination against women and gender...

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Freedom of thought and expression

PDF Human Rights Education | Competencies for Democracy

This training unit, developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of discrimination (DISC) module, consists of three activities, including an assessment session for in-service training. The aim of the unit is to introduce stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination...

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What are the dangers of stereotyping?

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Competencies for Democracy

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of discrimination (DISC) module, consists of three activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training. The aim of the TU is to provide tools for participants to create a...

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Usage of literature to prevent discrimination

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of discrimination (DISC) module, consists of two double lessons with a suggested break of at least one week in between. The first lesson focuses on emotions with the aim of making feelings of...

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Emotional intelligence in understanding immigrants and respecting diversity

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of discrimination (DISC) module, consists of five activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training. Emotional intelligence plays an important role in preventing...

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Dealing with others’ otherness

PDF Discrimination and Violence

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of five activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training for 15-20 teacher trainers. Through engaging activities...

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Teacher’s responsibility for a nonviolent learning environment

PDF Discrimination and Violence

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of three activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training. The three activities aim to make the participants aware of...

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“I DARE” – Increasing self-esteem and developing assertiveness for prevention of violence in schools

PDF Discrimination and Violence

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of fourteen activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training for groups of up to 20 people. ‘I-DARE’ provides training...

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How can teachers promote Convivencia in school?

PDF Discrimination and Violence

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of ten activities, including an assessment session, divided into two sessions for initial and in-service training for groups of up to 20 people. The TU...

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Working on assertiveness

PDF Discrimination and Violence

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of four activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training for groups of 16-20 people; some of the activities can be...

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How to manage conflict situations in assertive way?

PDF Discrimination and Violence

The aim of this Pestalozzi training unit is to raise awareness, responsibility and proactivity when tackling violence, by managing conflicts through the application of conflict resolution techniques and developing critical thinking skills: listening and asking questions, debating and discussing,...

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Whole community approach on violence prevention

PDF Discrimination and Violence

This Pestalozzi training unit consists of four workshops, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training for groups of 20-30 participants. The first workshop familiarises the participants with the Pestalozzi Programme then moves on to assess violence in a school and...

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Use challenge to change for convivencia

PDF Discrimination and Violence

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of four activities, including an assessment session for in-service training. The TU is implemented through six interactive workshops. The first defines...

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Sailing towards Convivencia: Raising awareness, responsibility and proactivity when tackling violence

PDF Discrimination and Violence

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of four activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training. The activities are designed for teachers of primary/secondary...

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The esthetical dimension in the school curriculum – a tool for prevention of violence in school?

PDF Discrimination and Violence | Methodologies and Pedagogy

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of three activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training for 15-20 teacher trainers. Participants are asked to identify...

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How to improve pupil’s participation in violence prevention

PDF Discrimination and Violence

The training unit (TU), developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of five activities, including an assessment session for initial and in-service training for a group of up to 25 participants. To be a competent teacher,...

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Handwork as a tool for the prevention of violence in schools

PDF Discrimination and Violence | Methodologies and Pedagogy

The training unit, developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of nine activities, including a debriefing session for initial and in-service training for a group of up to 16 teachers. This training unit aims to raise...

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Promoting healthy interactions for bullying prevention

PDF Discrimination and violence

The training unit, developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of six activities, including an evaluation session for peer education training for a group of up to ten persons. The aim of this training unit is peer...

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Teacher’s responsibility for a non-violent learning environment

PDF Discrimination and Violence

The training unit, developed in the Pestalozzi Programme in the Education for the prevention of violence at schools (VIO) module, consists of five activities, including an evaluation session for an initial and in-service training. The five suggested contact activities explore the topic of...

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Creativity and Involvement in physical education

PDF Competences for Democracy | Human Rights Education

This training unit focuses on providing teachers with techniques on how to deliver physical education to students so that it serves the development of democracy and human rights. The training unit’s main focus is on physical education as a common issue for everybody, regardless of individual...

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Classroom based pedagogues: interactive instructional methods which promote students doing and engaging in learning in the field of sex education

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Methodologies and Pedagogy

This training unit is aimed at developing the capacity to design and implement lessons and activities relating to topics of education for family planning, sexual and reproductive health. A holistic methodological approach to sexuality is used as the basis for this training unit's activities. The...

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Teaching Democracy - EDC/HRE Volume VI

PDF Competences for democracy

This book contains a collection of 47 exercises and models for Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and Human Rights Education (HRE) in schools and also in informal settings of education. These teaching models provide the framework to activate students; they offer examples and inroads into...

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Exploring Children’s Rights - EDC/HRE Volume V

pdf / print Competences for democracy

This book has been written for teachers who are looking for tools to teach children’s rights to students at elementary and primary schools. Children should know what rights they have, but they should also learn how to appreciate and to use them. To achieve this, schools must allow for a wide...

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Taking Part in Democracy - EDC/HRE Volume IV

pdf Competences for democracy

This manual contains nine teaching units in Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and Human Rights Education (HRE). As both the title, Taking part in Democracy, and the cover picture indicate, the units in this manual address students in their role as young citizens. Each unit offers a...

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Living in Democracy - EDC/HRE Volume III

pdf / print Competences for democracy

This manual addresses teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook editors and translators in the member states of the Council of Europe. It may be translated and adapted to meet the specific requirements of their education systems. The book contains nine teaching units in...

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Growing up in Democracy - EDC/HRE Volume II 

pdf / print Competences for democracy

This manual contains nine teaching units on education for democratic citizenship (EDC) and human rights education (HRE). The units, consisting of four lessons each, are intended for students aged 10 or 11. Each unit focuses on a key concept related to EDC or HRE: identity – pluralism – equality –...

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Educating for Democracy - EDC/HRE Volume I

pdf / print Competences for democracy

The objective of this manual is to support teachers and practitioners in Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE) – teacher trainers, head teachers, inspectors, textbook authors and editors. It focuses on key questions about EDC and HRE. As this book is not a...

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Selecting historical sources for the classroom

pdf history education

This Pestalozzi training unit provides materials for in-service teacher trainers for a 6-hour workshop. In this workshop participants receive hands-on experience in evaluating historical resources based on a set of agreed criteria. Teachers are made to evaluate how these sources are suitable for...

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Introduction to media analysis in the classroom

pdf history education

This Pestalozzi training unit contains activities, suggestions and explanations for teachers on the use of the media in classrooms. The rapid development of the media today entails the need to develop competences to analyse different content and formats. This can be integrated into several...

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The USA and the Versailles treaties

pdf history education

This Pestalozzi training unit provides teacher trainers with a guide and resources for presenting, analysing and understanding the American point of view of events going on in Europe before, during and after WWI. The USA, the only non-European power to participate in military operations in...

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La propagande durant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale

pdf history education

This Pestalozzi training unit in French, based on a study of the propaganda materials used during the second world war, focuses on the analysis of cartoons. The aim is to help teachers develop students who contribute to democratic societies and are open and accepting when it comes to differences....

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How can we most effectively teach difficult issues?

pdf History education

This Pestalozzi training session plan describes a sequence of learning activities for teachers to help them explore the problems related to teaching difficult issues and to make judgements about the effectiveness of different approaches to teaching topics like the Holocaust. A number of the...

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What constitutes a good history textbook?

pdf History education

This Pestalozzi training session plan engages teachers in an analytical and comparative exercise to help them identify what criteria they should use to evaluate history textbooks and choose the ones they wish to use in the classroom. Giving the opportunity to teachers to choose textbooks,...

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How to develop the ability of students to assess information from media and social networks?

PDF Competences for Democracy | Human Rights Education

This publication is the outcome of a project funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”. For more information please visit the website of the Joint Programme: www.coe.int/disco This resource was developed through...

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Enhancing awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity in classrooms

pdf Intercultural understanding and diversity

This Pestalozzi training unit focuses on how competences for the 21stcentury can be nurtured in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Relevant educational activities from the Council of Europe’s TASKs for Democracy (Mompoint-Gaillard & Lázár, 2015) are adapted and supplemented by...

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Managing controversy. Developing a strategy for handling controversy and teaching controversial issues in schools

PDF Competences for Democracy | Human Rights Education

This resource is a training tool to help educators manage controversy in schools. It offers practical support for school leaders and school managers on how to manage and react to controversial issues in and beyond the school. Nowadays, controversial issues are at the centre of our democratic...

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Promoting inclusion through Ballgames

PDF Competences for Democracy | Human Rights Education

This training resource deals with Ballgames as the means to develop cooperation skills among learners and include Human Rights education in physical lessons. Winning and scoring are, in most cases, the essence of competitive sports. However, the basic principles of Human Rights such as respect,...

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Creating an inclusive and safer learning environment and preventing violent actions in PE classes using modified games

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This training resource focuses on the ways to modify games in order to create a more inclusive environment for students in order to minimize violence, frustration and anger in sports classes. Participants have the opportunity to think about and discuss approaches to physical education: how they...

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Are you ready to talk about it? Introduction to sexuality education in schools

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Competences for Democracy

This training resource helps participants become more aware of how our own norms, values and cultural background influences our sexuality. The training resource educates participants in a holistic approach to sexuality and democratic values and improves the capacity of teachers to accommodate,...

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Preventing gender violence in kindergarten

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This training resource is aimed at showing kindergarten teacher trainers how gender stereotypes are reflected in the everyday life of both sexes and how it can imply gender violence at different levels. Featured activities assist teachers in raising their awareness of daily gender violence in...

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Gender, sex and sexuality stereotypes all around

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This training unit enables primary school teachers to deal with the topic of sexuality, gender and sex stereotypes in order to prevent exclusion, discrimination and violence. The resource was developed in the framework of a holistic approach to sexuality and the pedagogy - head, hearts and hand -...

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Dancing with TASKs

pdf competences for democracy

The activities proposed in this Pestalozzi training unit discourage lecture-based teaching and increase focus on the relationship between everyday cultural practices and the politics of schooling. The training unit tries to show how these interventions can help to scaffold canonical knowledge,...

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Heathmath: Conflict management training

pdf Intercultural understanding and diversity

This Pestalozzi training unit aims to develop and practice conflict management skills, to limit the negative aspects of conflict while increasing the positive ones. Teachers spend a lot of time dealing with conflicts between students, vis-à-vis students and parents, as well as between and...

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What colour are Father Christmas’s eyes?

pdf discrimination and violence

The four activities described in this Pestalozzi training unit are designed to raise the participants' awareness of the fact that probably all human beings demand justice the moment they are treated unfairly, but tend to turn a blind eye when other people are being treated in an unfair manner....

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Teachers' professional values

pdf intercultural understanding and diversity

This training unit, developed in the Pestalozzi Programme, aims to make future teachers think about their professional values and activities. Through self-reflection and self-assessment, they tackle the obstacles in the way of professional development. Individual, group-work and debate activities...

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Assessment of learners’ activity and achievements in a democratic classroom

pdf Competences for democracy

The aim of this Pestalozzi training unit is to raise teacher awareness of the potential of evaluation and assessment in improving rapport, motivation, empathy, equity, participation and self-knowledge in all participants in the learning process, as well as its potential to harm, discriminate,...

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Constructing democracy – an interactive exploration

pdf competences for democracy

This Pestalozzi training unit offers participants the opportunity to experience democratic, undemocratic, fair and unfair systems, and then reflect on them in a proactive manner - thereby becoming more aware and more active democratic citizens. The training unit advocates the Pestalozzi Programme...

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All different, all equal

pdf intercultural understanding and diversity

This Pestalozzi training unit helps participants pay more attention to their differences and emphasise the importance of each person’s opinion. During the activities they meet different types of discrimination and get to handle them both individually and collectively. Expected outcomes include...

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Freedom, equality, fraternity

pdf human rights education

This training unit, developed in the Council of Europe Pestalozzi Programme, addresses human rights and more specifically the rights of the child through the analysis of texts and photographs. Main goals include developing acceptance of diversity as a positive value for the environment and the...

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Discrimination

pdf Discrimination and violence

This Pestalozzi training unit describes a session where participants identify various types of discrimination on the basis of recent news articles. Types of discrimination discussed in more detail are bullying, cyber-bullying and discrimination against disabled persons. Activities include...

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Head, hands and body – diversity and cooperation

pdf competences for democracy

This Pestalozzi training unit consists of four co-operative learning activities that can be done separately or in a one-day session. The unit is focused on the interaction between learners and the creation of a positive learning atmosphere to help participants to discover meanings, perspectives...

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What are transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge?

pdf Competences for democracy

This training unit helps trainers to familiarise a group of teachers with the concept of transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge (TASKs). Another aim of this unit is to make teachers interested in the study of competences for democracy and choose their priorities among the basic attitudes,...

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Intercultural competence in a multicultural society

pdf Intercultural understanding and diversity

This unit, developed in the Pestalozzi Programme, focuses on the development of intercultural competence of pre-service teachers. The aim is to raise their awareness of the importance of their role as teachers in the development of this competence among students, by introducing collaborative and...

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Me, you and a colourful world to fit in!

pdf Discrimination and violence

The activities in this Pestalozzi training unit focus on developing a culture of peace and collaboration among pupils, with special emphasis on dealing with incidents of violent behaviour and bullying among primary school children. The activities are designed to lead the participants from a...

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Understanding cultural diversity – an ethnographic project

pdf Intercultural understanding and diversity

The aim of this Pestalozzi training unit is to raise participants’ awareness of cultural diversity at school or in the workplace. Participants get guidance in conducting interviews with people with a variety of cultural affiliations. After data collection, participants have to write a summary,...

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Towards the 21st century school

pdf competences for democracy

The main objective of this Pestalozzi training unit is to improve key professional competencies of pedagogical staff in primary/secondary education. The specific objective is to increase awareness, regarding the acceptance of diversity as a positive value, and to understand the main concept of...

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Sharing different values

PDF Competences for democracy

This training unit, developed in the Pestalozzi Programme, looks into how our own values influence our actions and assessments. Teachers are invited to reflect upon and discuss how the difference between their values and the values of pupils might influence their assessment. A further issue...

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Coopération et participation : l’évaluation pour l’apprentissage – quoi, comment et pourquoi ?

pdf Compétences pour la démocratie

Cette unité de formation, développée dans le cadre du Programme Pestalozzi, aide les enseignants à se familiariser avec les manière de développer les compétences coopératives de leurs élèves tout en renforçant leurs propres compétences collaboratives avec leurs collègues, par des expériences...

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Les stéréotypes, ce n’est pas mon genre

pdf Discrimination et violence

Cette unité de formation, développée dans le cadre du Programme Pestalozzi, s’intéresse aux notions de préjugés, de stéréotypes, de valeurs et d’attitudes dans leur relation avec les processus de construction, de déconstruction et de reconstruction du savoir. L'objectif est de stimuler la pensée...

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The refugee crisis in Europe – putting solidarity to the test

PDF Human rights education I Intercultural understanding and diversity

The present training unit developed within the Pestalozzi Programme focuses on the European dimension of the refugee crisis. The aim is to explore answers to the following questions: To what extent will the European Union develop into a “Fortress Europe” or live up to its founding values of human...

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Motivational climate in physical education and sport: how to promote active lifestyles, democracy and human rights?

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy | Human Rights Education

This resource develops teachers’ attitudes, skills and knowledge in how to establish a task-involving, motivational climate in their classes/sessions. Participants have the opportunity to explore the connection between the quality of Human Rights education and the creation of a motivational...

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Teaching and learning methods for democracy in physical education

PDF Human Rights Education | Competences for Democracy

In this training resource participants reflect on the topics of physical education, sports, democracy and human rights. The training unit asks participants to discuss how to teach physical education for the promotion of human rights and democracy, as well as how to fight against discrimination...

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Creating a truly Inclusive environment in physical education

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This training resource is designed to help teachers of physical education to create an inclusive environment for their students. It bolsters participants’ knowledge of the various forms of discrimination and teaches learners how to act against discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes and injustice....

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"Respect" between genders: how to teach boys and girls to respect themselves and each other

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy | Discrimination and Violence

This training unit deals with the topics of gender and sexuality in the classroom. The training unit is conceived in a way that teachers understand sexuality of a child or young person as a human right. It promotes the “right to sexuality” and “gender-respect” in addressing sexuality issues of...

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Stereotypes in terms of gender, sex and gender roles

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Methodologies and Pedagogy

This training resource raises awareness about sex, gender and sexual orientation stereotypes. It clarifies the concepts of gender, sex, gender roles and gender stereotypes. The training unit helps teachers develop efficient ways of reacting to delicate questions from pupils concerning sexual...

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Gender and sexuality stereotypes in textbook images

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Methodologies and Pedagogy

This training resource analyses gender and sexuality stereotypes textbook images. Presented activities, alongside guidance questions, help learners to recognise prejudice, stereotypes and bias in textbook illustrations and identify their meaning and purpose. Children spend the majority of their...

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Sexual education easily done: a taster for teachers

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Methodologies and Pedagogy

This training unit addresses teachers’ fears and tackles them with practical resources about how to pursue sexual education with children. The resource promotes a holistic approach to sexuality and focuses on the following topics: self-development, knowledge of the body, emotional growth,...

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A sexy journey

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Methodologies and Pedagogy

This resource enhances the learners’ ability to address sexuality in various subjects and their skills and self-confidence in conducting sex-and-sexuality education without prejudice. The training unit facilitates learners with cross-curricular approaches and tools suitable for each group. The...

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Des textes littéraires pour aider à développer la tolérance et à résoudre les conflits

PDF Compréhension interculturelle et diversité

Cette unité de formation, développée dans le cadre du Programme Pestalozzi, consiste en trois activités, et comprend une session d’évaluation. Elle est conçue pour un groupe de 15 à 20 participants. Elle sensibilise à la diversité, à ses différents sens et perspectives et au respect des opinions...

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Le débat en tant qu’outil pour enseigner la démocratie et les droits de l’homme dans le cadre de l’éducation physique et du sport

PDF Compétences pour la démocratie | Éducation aux droits de l’homme

Cette unité de formation est divisée en deux parties. La première apprend aux enseignants comment utiliser les techniques de débat, tandis que la seconde enseigne aux élèves comment débattre. Le débat est un très bon outil pour enseigner les droits de l’homme et la démocratie dans le cadre du...

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Developing and creating equal opportunities to practice on ice (physical education lessons on ice)

PDF Competences for Democracy | Human Rights Education

This resource presents options for on-ice activities. Activities in the resource help teachers to find ways to compensate for students’ lack of skills on ice, e.g. when ice skating, and how to support their motivation at the same time. The resource encourages teachers and students to understand...

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Constructive competition for all

PDF Competences for Democracy | Human Rights Education

This training resource focuses on an analysis of how media supports the creation of power hierarchies in a physical education lesson setting, and its influence on the participation of individuals in group activities. It also helps teachers in physical education to conceive inclusive and...

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Taking action against discrimination in physical education and sport

PDF Competences for Democracy | Human Rights Education

This training resource provides activities that help teachers of physical education to understand how lessons in sport can contribute to the promotion of democracy and human rights. The training unit assists participants in increasing their awareness of Democracy and Human rights as well of...

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What? Why? When? Introduction to sex/sexuality education for teachers

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This training resource focuses on helping educators to understand the role of schools in teaching and empowering children on issues related to sex/sexuality, health and social and emotional development. This training delivers comprehensive approaches to sex and sexuality by providing theoretical...

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Sex/sexuality education, gender identity and stereotyping

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This training unit helps participants discuss the controversial topics of sexuality, gender and stereotypes from different perspectives as well as clarify their own points of view on the issues. The training unit deals with male and female stereotypes and their representation in the social...

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Existence with gender/sexual identity

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Human Rights Education

This training resource deepens the awareness of the role of gender and gender stereotypes in our individual and social lives. It is aimed at expanding the participants’ theoretical knowledge on what gender diversity means; it explores the main concepts of gender diversity as well as the...

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Handling misused words in sex and sexuality education

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This training unit is developed in order to help teachers find the positive meaning and appropriate use of vocabulary related to gender, sex and sexuality at school. In their participation in the activities, participants will understand how to deal with offensive and discriminatory discourse in a...

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How do culture and our belief system influence sex?

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This training resource addresses sexuality through the analysis of personal history. Activities help participants to analyse their own concept of sexuality and what used to be seen as appropriate sexual behaviour as well as obstacles that can be created as a consequence of restrictive views and...

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Human rights: gender stereotypes and sexism

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This training unit encourages teachers to think about human rights by exploring their practices, values and beliefs. Learners focus on analysing violence against women in the media and a critical exploration of the image of women as sexual objects. The awareness and critical reflection of the...

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Talking about sex with children – without the discomfort

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Methodologies and Pedagogy

This training unit supports adults, teachers and parents, in responding with ease to children’s questions about sex. The activities challenge teachers' positions in order to develop ways of preparing them for this situation and help them to refrain from avoidance or dismissive communicative, so...

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Investigating our democratic culture as teachers and educators. Are we competent enough?

PDF Democratic Competence

This resource offers materials, methods and examples on democratic cultures inside and beyond the classroom. It emphasises that democratic culture among learners is an ongoing task combining curricula and disciplines, involving both the learner and the teacher. The units in this resource focus on...

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Stereotypes blind your mind. Education for democracy improves your sight

PDF Democratic Competences | Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This resource offers materials, methods and examples to make participants aware of how their own stereotypes and prejudices can negatively interfere with choices and attitudes. The unit employs a number of reflexive methods to help participants see situations from different perspectives and...

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Shared histories for a Europe without dividing lines

PDF History Education

This resource offers materials on the shared history of Europe’s member states, highlighting issues shared across the borders of Europe, including those of landscape, climate, traditions and customs, habits and lifestyles. It aims to emphasise shared values in the European diversity of...

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Europe on-screen. Cinema and the teaching of history

PDF History Education | Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Human Rights Education

This resource offers materials, methods and examples for the use of films in the teaching of 20th century European history. It contains fact sheets on 50 films that illustrate four main topics: nationalism, women, immigration and human rights. The resource approaches 20th century film as a...

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Teaching 20th century European history

PDF History Education

This resource offers materials and methods to enable teachers to broaden classroom focus on the European dimension of 20th century history. It offers a wide range of perspectives, teaching ideas and classroom materials for historical themes and events of particular importance to Europe as a...

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The European home: representations of 20th century Europe in history textbooks

PDF History Education | Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This resource presents a study on how Europe is represented in secondary school history textbooks. The goal is to demonstrate how the topic “Europe in the 20th Century” is approached in selected, widely-used, history textbooks from various European countries, including France, Germany, the...

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Teaching 20th century Women’s History. A classroom approach.

PDF History Education | Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This resource offers teaching materials and methods focusing on the history of women during the 20th century. In view of its vital link to democratic society, one of the aims of this teaching pack is to make the study of women a topical issue in the classroom. This teaching pack will contribute...

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Crossroads of European histories. Multiple outlooks on five key moments of European history

PDF History Education

This resource offers discussion on five key moments in European history, from the perspective of different European countries and their respective scholars. The events include: the social revolutions in Europe during the 1840s, the events during 1912-13 which lead to the outbreak of World War I,...

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The use of sources in teaching and learning history. Volume II

PDF History Education | Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This resource presents the results of a 2005 conference of experts on teaching and learning history. It reports on the workshops on the use of historical sources in the teaching of the cultural and social history of Cyprus. It contains complete lesson plans and materials on the following topics:...

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The use of sources in teaching and learning history. Volume I

PDF History Education | Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This resource presents the results of a 2005 conference of experts on teaching and learning history. It reports on the workshops on the use of sources in the teaching and learning of history around Europe. The resource offers a short description of the workshops conducted during the conference....

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A look at our past

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | History Education

This resource offers materials on the multicultural past of Cyprus. It invites teachers and pupils to discover the intercultural traditions, histories and people of the island. This resource can be used for developing tolerance and understanding in students when dealing with the topic of...

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A Teachers’ Manifesto for 21st Century

Audio Methodology and Pedagogy

In this podcast, education specialist Josef Huber, Head of the ‘Pestalozzi Programme’ in the Training of Education Professionals Programme of the Council of Europe, discusses ideas for a new 21st century teaching and education manifesto. The podcast gives information on the conference organised...

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Teaching controversial issues

PDF Competences for Democracy | Human Rights Education

This resource comes in the form of a training pack which seeks to address the challenge of teaching controversial issues. This comprehensive package of training and professional development materials is intended for teachers and school managers looking to deal with controversial issues through...

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Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters

Website Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This four-part resource encourages people to think about, and learn from, the intercultural encounters they have experienced, face to face or through visual media. As such, it is a tool that offers insights into, and can be used to develop, the intercultural competence. The Autobiography is...

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Experiencing Web 2.0 as learning and teaching tool

PDF Human Rights Education

This resource provides the structure for a teacher training course which blends online and face to face work aimed at informing teachers about Web 2.0. The resource, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, engages practitioners in discussing educational use of Web 2.0 tools in a practical way....

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Literary blog

PDF Human Rights Education

One of the best ways to acquire knowledge is by being actively engaged in it, and it is this approach that this resource uses. Practitioners involved in teacher training can construct knowledge and develop skills by using a blogging tool, which can facilitate writing in classrooms through the...

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Learning about, and making friends with, new technologies

PDF Human Rights Education

Media and other forms of communication have been changing the way information is gathered and spread across our profession. As a result, traditional lessons and courses in education have been facing the need to change as well. Our students show a lot of interest in acquiring practical skills that...

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What are the Web 2.0 opportunities for teaching?

PDF Human Rights Education

This resource is dedicated to teachers who are new to Web 2.0 services as tools for teaching. As such it offers information on the use of new media and online production activities, interlinking these with human rights. The guided activities enable participants to understand the new media...

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Human rights in the world of contemporary media

PDF Human Rights Education

This resource is designed within the Pestalozzi Programme and targets teachers of all school levels who are interested in using new media in their everyday practice. The material has been designed to address technological tools (devices applications & Web 2.0 services) in terms of their...

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My digital world

PDF Human Rights Education

The activities developed in this resource, from the Pestalozzi Programme, facilitate awareness and respect of human rights with a focus on social media and Web 2.0. Practitioners attending training conducted around this material gain knowledge on popular social networking sites and practices, and...

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Students on the Internet: What issues? What meanings? What limits?

PDF Human Rights Education

This training session, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, is focused on secondary school students and the ways they exploit the possibilities provided by Web 2.0. The aim is for participating teachers to better understand teenagers’ habits when it comes to the powerful tools provided by...

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Redefining place and belonging through locative media and digital storytelling

PDF Human Rights Education

This resource combines both online and on-site approaches and tools to re-examine the concept of place and displacement in a European socio-economic context. Through the intersection of locative media, digital storytelling and social engagement, participants explore the context of mobility, human...

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Tell me your story

PDF Intercultural understanding and diversity | Methodologies and pedagogy

This resource, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, is for teachers and trainers looking for ways to benefit from social and linguistic diversity and intercultural cooperation in the classroom. The material is organised around four different activities which make use of learning techniques...

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Living through a storm

PDF Intercultural understanding and diversity

This resource is designed within the Pestalozzi Programme for teaching training sessions which raise awareness on the topics of cultural and social diversity in classrooms and schools. The material centres around footage of a storm at sea which draws different reactions from people based on their...

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A shoebox full of memories

PDF Intercultural understanding and diversity

This resource, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, provides teachers with ideas and activities for exploring objects collected within various contexts, supplementing them with personal stories and biographies. In doing so, teachers help learners to research and learn more about their own...

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Children’s culture as an educational resource: using songs and rhymes, games and stories in multicultural classrooms

PDF Intercultural understanding and diversity

Teachers working with young learners in primary schools recognise that songs, rhymes, games and stories facilitate teaching and learning. These practices are also highly applicable when it comes to language learning. Songs and rhymes offer excellent opportunities to focus on and teach crucial...

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Tell us your stories

PDF Intercultural understanding and diversity

A resource dedicated to teachers who want to get acquainted with different approaches which enable students to get to know each other’s identity, individuality, culture and elements of the language spoken at home. Regardless of whether this unit is being used independently by teachers or in...

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School timetable as a didactic tool that triggers good preparation for a school exchange

PDF Intercultural understanding and diversity

This resource, developed as part of the Pestalozzi Programme, is designed to familiarize teachers with school exchanges and how to better prepare them. The language teacher, accompanied by other teachers, is the best guarantor of good communication between the people involved in school exchanges....

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Transitions in education → transitions in life: Keep an eye on it!

PDF Intercultural understanding and diversity

A training resource, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, which puts emphasis on the changes that we experience in educational, professional and private dimensions. Transitioning from a school level to the other, or from a school in one’s own country to a entirely new environment can be...

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Your choices matter!

PDF Intercultural understanding and diversity | History education

Today’s increasing cultural and linguistic diversity can be used by teachers as a resource to benefit the school community. Intercultural and multilingual approaches are important tools in the development of a positive attitude towards diversity, to stimulate multiperspectivity and better...

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The Black Sheep

PDF Competences for democracy | Intercultural understanding and diversity

Classrooms are places which accommodate learners from different cultural and social backgrounds, thereby contributing to a rich diversity where everyone can learn from each other. Often, however, we tend to forget to cherish the diversity which we encounter in our immediate surroundings....

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Artistic Expression as a means of intercultural understanding

PDF Education pour la Diversité Linguistique et Culturelle

This training unit invites teachers who practice dance, song and games in the teaching of the youngest to enrich their professional practice and to exchange their experiences in the field of regional and European education, in particular through an intercultural approach. The training unit is...

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How can we work together toward intercultural classrooms?

PDF Intercultural understanding and diversity | Methodologies and pedagogy |

This resource engages practitioners in practical activities such as role playing, simulations and games that enable them to understand how to put into practice the didactic principles of interculturalism through the modelling of concrete activities that have been tested on students and educators....

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What are intercultural competences?

PDF Intercultural understanding and diversity | Methodologies and pedagogy |

This resource, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, is dedicated to intercultural competences - knowledge, attitude and skills needed to interact positively in diverse contexts. The activities invite practitioners to reflect on their own practices, reassess their assumptions and practices...

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Do we all have the same basic needs?

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

Through this resource, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, practitioners are engaged in reflecting on the basic needs of human beings, on how they can be identified and supported by the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ and, in so doing, given additional opportunities to improve...

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Exploring and working to prevent gender stereotypes in school

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This resource aims to raise learners’ awareness about open and covert gender discrimination and provides them with the necessary competences to act against such discrimination as well as develop a critical attitude towards it in order to detect actions based on gender discrimination....

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How can we use concepts and principles of ICE to change our professional practice?

PDF Methodology and Pedagogy | Intercultural understanding and diversity

This resource addresses intercultural education key competencies relating to the basic social skills needed for creating a good learning atmosphere in the classroom. The resource, which has been developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, offers opportunities to address the basic concepts of...

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How can we use concepts and principles of ICE to change our professional practice?

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy | Intercultural understanding and diversity

Through 3 activities, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, participants will develop a common understanding of the concept of intercultural education from an epistemological point of view. The modelling of cooperative learning methods will encourage practitioners to change their practice in...

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Let's share Our "School History"

PDF Education for Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

This unit, designed as part of the Pestalozzi Programme, is a sequence designed as part of in-service training by secondary school teachers who are in charge of so-called "newcomer" pupils who are at the end of their bridging class and will join a secondary school register class.1 The unit aims...

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What does it mean to be a citizen/human being?

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Human Rights Education | Discrimination and Violence

This resource aims to raise general public awareness of discrimination and the need for its prevention. It looks at discrimination with regards to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, health, age, political opinion, social status, religion, race, language or...

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We have a right to dream

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Human Rights Education

This resource offers participants with the opportunity to reflect on and develop, as well as question, their own world view and that of others. It is the aim of this unit to prevent any form of discriminatory behaviour and help learners to believe in human rights and the rule of law as the basis...

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How to prevent stereotyping and labelling of individuals in a them and us culture, thus discriminating the individual in the process?

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This resource prepares learners to identify and prevent covert discrimination both in face-to-face communication as well as in digital media. It introduces learners to a conceptual and emotional understanding of covert discrimination, how to engage it through cooperative learning and practice how...

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Gender equality in the human rights framework

PDF Human Rights Education | Intercultural Understanding and Discrimination

This resource addresses gender stereotypes in everyday life and identifies the role of the rights of women within the human rights system. It questions widespread gender-based stereotypical thinking and promotes gender equality among men and women while accounting for their peculiarities and...

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Freedom of thought and expression

PDF Competences for Democracy | Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This resource introduces learners to the concepts of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination both via cognitive as well as affective means. The unit trains learners how to form and communicate opinions after thorough reflection when interacting with others. The resource also introduces learners...

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Why is ICE so important for the happy and successful learning of all students in school?

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | History education

This resource, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, combines the theoretical and practical aspects of cultural identity and diversity, and accentuates the importance of Intercultural Education. On a theoretical level, practitioners are invited to think and reflect on the importance of...

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What are the dangers of stereotyping?

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This resource aims to help educators create a safe learning environment in their schools and classrooms by raising awareness of personal stereotypes as well as their influence on teaching processes and everyday life. With the unit focusing on different social characters and stereotypes in...

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How to use literature to prevent discrimination

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This resource introduces concepts and ideas of how to use literature to stimulate a discussion about discrimination. The materials used in this unit enables teachers and learners to change perspective. The experience of moving to, and living in, a different country, seen through the eyes of a...

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The role of emotional intelligence in teachers’ understanding of immigrants (asylum seekers) and developing skills and attitudes for respecting diversity

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Discrimination and Violence

This resource focuses on the development of emotional intelligence in learners in order to prevent discrimination against immigrants and asylum seekers. It fosters the learners’ abilities to reflect and act on their own and on others’ emotions and thoughts as well as how to utilise and manage...

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How can we live together and learn from each other?

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

Three practical activities which actively engage participants into exploring sensible communication to reduce prejudice and encourage tolerance. Teachers can use these activities with students aged 15-18 to develop awareness of behaviour patterns and stereotypes as well as encourage communicative...

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Let's fly with the butterfly

PDF Competences for Democracy | Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This resource aims to create an awareness of endangered democratic values in our society by addressing justice, fairness and the rule of law among all members of school communities. It introduces and encourages conflict resolution and cooperation skills and asks participants to use analytical and...

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A T-cher 4 all

PDF Discrimination and Violence | Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This resource promotes empathy, equality, respect for students and addresses discrimination, prejudices and inequalities from teachers towards their students. It addresses the general topics of social exclusion and possible future segregation resulting from teacher behaviour. Teachers and...

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The Butterfly Effect - how can the model help us prevent gender discrimination and gender violence in school and beyond?

PDF Discrimination and Violence | Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This unit is designed for instructional work with a trainer or a teacher as well as for individual studying participants. Its aim is to engage educators in preventing gender discrimination and gender violence in schools. Teachers are encouraged to use this unit to get their students to develop...

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Basic democratic values in and after computer science lessons

PDF Competences for Democracy

This resource promotes the central role of democratic competences in our society and, thus, in school classrooms. It encourages teachers to use ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in order to promote basic democratic values that foster an inclusive environment for students, allowing...

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Let’s agree we disagree

PDF Competences for Democracy

This resource supports learners acquiring attitudes, values and skills necessary to deal with different world views and opinions both within and beyond the classroom. It enables students to change perspective, to raise their awareness of a diversity of perspectives which are neither right or...

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Strengthening democratic culture in schools

PDF Democratic Competences

This resource features four activities that aim to strengthen diversity within secondary education. The main goal is to foster a culture of democracy within a classroom and student context with this resource focusing on different aspects of democratic competences such as human rights, democratic...

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The big wheel for democratic culture

PDF Democratic Competences

This resource moves between the teaching inside the classroom and its relationship with the community, in order to foster the development of competences for democracy. It focuses on a sense of community, on intercultural dialogue while raising awareness on the value of sustainable development....

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Understand and appropriate the skills model for a culture of democracy

PDF Democratic Competences

This resource offers materials to create a democratic environment within education using the Model for a Democratic Culture. It fosters learners’ critical thinking skills, their ability to communicate effectively as well as a reflection of their own understanding of democracy. Through extensive...

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Effective participation in a culture of democracy in a diverse school context

PDF Democratic Competences

This training unit was prepared for teacher trainers but can be easily adapted to be used in a classroom environment as well. It can be used to raise awareness of competences described in the Model of Competences for Democratic Culture as well as to develop conflict resolution skills in a school...

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Reading democracy in numbers

PDF Democratic Competences

This resource focuses on fostering critical approaches to source materials, charts and numbers. It aims to teach learners to critically evaluate information and to reflect on their own positions and attitudes within a democratic society, particularly in regard to the role of politics, media and...

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WALLS

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity | Democratic Competences

This resource can be used by teachers of different subjects for all age groups. It aims to teach an understanding of stereotyping and prejudice as well as the importance of supporting people in your environment. The unit therefore educates learners in valuing human dignity and human rights and,...

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The spirit of democracy

PDF Democratic Competences

This resource introduces options and ideas to create a learning environment in which learners understand the concept and the relevance of democratic culture and share their own values, attitudes, skills and knowledge with each other, thus developing basic democratic competences. This unit...

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Teacher’s roles in democratic citizenship education

PDF Democratic Competences

This resource focuses on teachers’ values and attitudes towards their role in the education of democratic competences. It introduces key competences for professional as well as democratic teaching and trains educational professionals to use the Competence Model in their own teaching. In addition,...

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Training future teachers in human rights and democracy

PDF Human Rights Education | Democratic Competences

This resource aims to equip trainers and teachers with ways of introducing a democratic environment into their learning environment that fosters critical thinking, the development and reflection of democratic competences and effective communication. It is the goal of this unit to introduce the...

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Learning a foreign language at an early age to develop democratic skills

PDF Democratic Competences | Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This resource focuses on the early acquisition of foreign languages where language learning, including mother tongue and foreign languages, appears to be an easy and natural process and has been proven not only to lead to a higher mastery in foreign languages but also an understanding of the...

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Managing controversy

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

Managing controversy is a self-reflection tool for school leaders and leadership teams that has been produced to fill the gap in formal training in how to handle controversial issues in school. The tool helps practitioners reflect on the way controversy is handled in their schools and offers...

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All different - all equal?

PDF Human Rights Education

This training unit deals with a range of attitudes on the ‘right to be different’, in order to develop teachers’ understanding of the notion and how differences can affect teaching. Participants gain a deeper understanding of human rights, explore explicit and implicit hostility and...

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How to promote diversity, using non-formal education in formal educational settings

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

This training unit is designed for teachers or teacher trainers. Participants will be introduced to practicing non-formal education (NFE) in formal educational settings, using activities based on experiential learning. They are expected to raise their awareness on the diversity of issues and...

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The concept of multiple intelligences in learning

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

This training unit deals with H. Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI). It provides information about the different intelligences, trying to help participants to become aware of their own point of view on intelligence, to understand the impact that the MI approach could have on teaching...

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Including multicultural education into the curriculum of physics

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

In this unit are examples of how intercultural topics can be included in physics lessons, drawing analogies between processes in physics with processes in our social life. Participants understand the importance of finding ways of including intercultural education in the school curricula, across...

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From conflict resolution to mutual understanding

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

This unit focuses on conflict as an opportunity for development. It raises participants’ awareness of the way conflicts emerge, develop and intensify, and also the different types of conflict resolution. The unit, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, can be used at in-service training of...

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Learning environment – an important factor for learning

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

In this training unit, participants discuss the interrelation of emotional intelligence, the teachers’ personal values and their classroom behaviour. They discuss the impact of the teacher’s behavioural style on the quality of the learning environment and about what motivates learners to learn....

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Discrimination

PDF Discrimination and Violence

This unit can be a part of a whole school project on themes such as 'personal and social education', 'citizenship education' or 'respect for self and others'. The activities deal with issues of discrimination and invite participants to discuss the right to be different. It also emphasises the...

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Awareness for change

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

In this unit, participants gain a deeper understanding of aspects of interpersonal relations in contemporary society. They experience differences in interpretation and ways of expression between people. They also learn to understand the mechanism of discrimination and discover and recognise the...

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Multiple thinking

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

The activities in this unit are designed to help participants experience, understand and structure the world differently to provide them with different learning approaches, taking into account that knowing one’s own learning style helps develop coping strategies to compensate for weaknesses, to...

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Emancipatory education

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

This unit consists of activities which affirm the importance of personal responsibility and activity in the implementation of democratic societies. The participants are introduced to the basic features of human beings as a species, our uniqueness compared with other species, which demonstrates...

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People in a changing world - dimensions of world views

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

This unit encourages teachers to reflect on their personal philosophy of education and the role of educators in a world of globalisation and change, based on the following three key questions: What person are we trying to educate, so that he/she can live in a multicultural and global world? How...

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Are Turkish men machos? Stereotypes in multicultural contexts

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This teaching unit aims to help understand stereotypes and different ethnic identities to reflect on our own cultural background and to find better ways to handle multicultural situations in class. When teaching multicultural classes, it is necessary to become aware of the stereotypes at the...

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Analysing commercials: what kind of world views is the advertising industry feeding us?

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

In this training unit the concepts of world view and world knowledge are used as a framework for analysis. World views are developed mostly by communication and reflection on actions of those around us. Social reality is also based, along with other factors, on the interpretations and...

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We and they?

PDF Human Rights Education

This unit, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, proposes various activities through which teachers may acquire knowledge on the diversity of world views and world knowledge to achieve a better understanding of how past events, people and places influence their world views. The unit engages...

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Auto ethnography as a tool for self-reflection

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

In this unit, participants are introduced to the concept of auto-ethnography, a form of autobiographical personal narrative that explores a person's experiences in life. It can be presented in written, musical, visual or dramatic form. This unit contains activities where participants are invited...

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Understanding diversity of world views – a challenge to grow

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This unit defines a set of activities based on participants’ individual experience, to trigger a debate about how world knowledge and world views interact and how they are connected with emotions, feelings, actions and values. The activities also focus on communicative issues, on the interplay...

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World views and mass media in the classroom

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This unit introduces participants to the concept of world knowledge and makes them reflect on world views in the classroom by using a tool that is part of the everyday: the mass media. The mass media is an instrument that shapes, develops, creates and changes our world views and world knowledge,...

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Dialogue as pedagogical competence to promote the diversity of world views and world knowledge in the classroom

PDF Methodologies and Pedagogy

Given that the pedagogical use of dialogue is fundamental in the classroom, this unit develops attitudes, skills and knowledge regarding the diversity of world views, using the group dynamic, in order to provide teachers with listening, negotiating and collaborating competences. The unit,...

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The future puzzle

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

In this unit teachers are encouraged to reflect on their premise and to be aware of the role they play in supporting students in the identity-building process within a society shaped by diverse world views. Furthermore, the unit sensitises teachers to their own assumptions and how consequential...

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In 80 gestures around the world

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

The goal of this unit is to develop trainees awareness of the different meanings of body language across different cultures and how they can reduce the risk of possible misunderstandings that may affect relations when meeting people from different cultures. Trainees develop critical thinking...

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Perception of the self and others

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

In this unit participants take part in a series of activities in which they discover how they perceive themselves and others. They are given the chance to discuss issues related to diversity of perspectives, identities and realities, as well as the methodological implications of working with...

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"One, not the same”, personal differences and multiple intelligences in the classroom

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This unit makes teachers aware that diversity exists far beyond the history and geography of the country where we were born and live. Teachers are faced with the need to find different answers and strategies for the diversity of their students who possess a variety of skills and knowledge...

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Challenging diverse world views about social issues

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

In this unit, participants attitudes towards various social situations and sensitive issues are analysed. The group is challenged to reflect on their own views and develop tolerance and understanding. Participants also expand their knowledge and develop the attitudes, skills and strategies needed...

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Respect and tolerance are born in the classroom

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

The aim of this unit, developed within the Pestalozzi Programme, is to make teachers realise how essential their work is in educating young generations to feel responsible for their own personal and academic development, to be aware of the high responsibility of their role, which begins at an...

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World views in the classroom. A practice with Leo the African

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This training unit encourages teachers to acquire knowledge, values, new competences and skills to deal with the diversity of world views and knowledge in the classroom. Participants learn the concept of world views and then focus on the student’s world view to gain awareness of the difference...

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Can the law destroy/protect our world views?

PDF Rule of Law

This training unit deals with the influence of law on our world views and vice versa (an influence which is fundamental, unavoidable and necessary in modern society.) Participants engaged in the activities investigate how the world view of legislators and decision makers influences law and how...

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Diversity and evolution

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This training unit focuses on the way in which the Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) taught and learnt in high school, can shape/change students’ world views. It also shows how world knowledge can ensure that a lot of new, controversial issues (e.g. cloning, trans-gene organisms) are...

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Inclusion: what are teachers’ attitudes/feelings towards their mixed-ability students?

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

The activities in this unit try to put teachers in their students’ shoes to become more aware of all the diversity in the classroom. Teachers need to realise that learners come from diverse backgrounds, possess different background knowledge, speak different languages, have different interests,...

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Confrontation of world views on the issue of homosexuality

PDF Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

This training unit offers a light introduction to the issue of homosexuality and homophobia through portrayal in the mass media and its impact on our world views. Providing a safe-distance experience on the topic, it challenges teachers to develop the skills to analyse and be critical when...

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