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Pestalozzi series N°5: Creating an online community of action researchers

This book represents an example of a transformational enterprise in which several practitioners from different parts of Europe gather in the Pestalozzi Programme community of practice and set out to learn how to become action researchers. While many books focus on how to carry this out, this publication is action research in action. In addition, it features examples of how participants can use online social platforms and affordable web applications in their collaboration and learning practices.[PDF online version]


Pestalozzi series N°4: “TASKs for democracy – 60 activities to learn and assess transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge (TASKs)”

TASKs for democracy – 60 activities to learn and assess transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge is a handbook for practitioners in formal and non-formal educational settings developed within the Pestalozzi Programme Community of Practice of the Council of Europe.


« Following the meeting of the Steering Committee for Education Policy and Practice (CDPPE) on 16 March, the CDPPE instructed the Council of Europe to revise this publication to bring it in line with a more recent political priority of the CoE, Competences for Democratic Culture. The second edition, to be finalised in the coming months, will reflect this instruction.” [PDF online version]


Pestalozzi series N°3: This volume takes one step further towards the full integration of intercultural competences as a key competence within the education system. It aims at offering an educational rationale and conceptual framework for the development of intercultural competence, as well as a clear description of its constitutive elements to be developed in and through education.




Pestalozzi series N°2: This volume focused on Intercultural competence for all, looking at the various implications of promoting the development of intercultural competence as a main concern of mainstream education.

[English version]

[Greek version]

[Polish version]*

*A great thank-you to the Centre for Education Development, the Department for Social and Citizenship Competences Development at the CED and  to Olena Styslavska (editor and coordinator) and Elżbieta Gorazińska - (technical editor).



Pestalozzi series N°1: The first volume, "Teacher education for change", dealt with the underlying philosophy of the Pestalozzi Programme and its approach to education in general and teacher education in particular.

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[Greek version]




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