ERIC Number: ED318554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep-18
Reference Count: N/A
Dissemination of the Project's Findings. National Seminar: French-Speaking Belgium (10th, Brussels, Belgium, December 2, 1988). The CDCC's Project No. 8: "Innovation in Primary Education."
A seminar was held in Brussels for the purpose of disseminating results of the Council of Europe's Council for Cultural Cooperation's (CDCC) Project 8, Innovation in Primary Education (IPE), and information about IPE-related educational innovation in French-speaking Belgium. Participants were 92 educators. A review of aims of the CDCC and aspects of the IPE was followed by lectures on: (1) implications of differentiated education; (2) the IPE network of contact schools; (3) a move towards reorganization of the school day; (4) an application of the results of a project carried out by a state primary school; and (5) innovation in elementary education in French-speaking Belgium. The lecture on the reorganization of the school day focused on biorhythms, annual rhythms, and circadian rhythms in relation to the structure of an ideal school day. The lecture on innovation in elementary education in French-speaking Belgium analyzed major innovations in curricula and teacher training. Also discussed were four areas of research and action: continuity between nursery and primary school that involves a new approach to the written word; the use of information technology; reduced school failure; schooling for children from migrant families; and the process of preparing pupils for European citizenship. (RH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Migrant Youth, Program Implementation, School Schedules, Seminars, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: Belgium