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ERIC Number: EJ1118123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1618-5293
Report on the Present Trainer Training Course of the Pestalozzi Programme (Council of Europe) "Evaluation of Transversal Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge" (Module A)
Gebauer, Bernt
Journal of Social Science Education, v15 n2 p108-111 Sum 2016
In July 2015, the Pestalozzi Programme of the Council of Europe launched a 15-month trainer training course on the "Evaluation of transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge." The tradition of offering trainer training courses that relate to the Council of Europe's core values of human rights, democracy and rule of law has been well established since 2007, including topics such as Education for Democratic Citizenship, Intercultural Education, Image of the Other in History Teaching or Collaborative Learning. Key to this course (with its corresponding publication "TASKs for democracy" with 60 activities to learn and assess transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge) is the question of how democratic values, democratic attitudes, and democratic beliefs interact and what that means for the planning and implementation of educational activities. This planning process is completed in teams and thus in itself reflects the philosophy of the trainer training course, which includes two face-to-face meetings (module A and module B) and online collaboration before, between, and after the meetings, making this a blended learning approach. In the author's view, student teachers at universities all over Europe should be confronted with this holistic approach of training in an early, but hopefully influential stage of their professional careers.
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