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06 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 25272)  

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Title 1st workshop for curriculum developers on revising EDC/HRE curriculum 
Status Completed 
Date 17/12/2008 - 18/12/2008 
Location Pristina, Kosovo*
Countries Others: Kosovo*
  Joint Programme Activity - Kosovo-IBP
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Kosovo-IBP - Education in Kosovo: Inter-culturalism and the Bologna Process*    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2008/DG4/JP/1763   Education in UNMIK/Kosovo : Inter-culturalism and the Bologna Process
Expected Result 1.2 - EDC/HRE a. guidelines and recommendations on EDC/HRE curriculum development and reform produced. b. EDC/HRE materials translated(printed and on-line format) and used in decision making (initial and in-service teacher training) c. teacher trainers trained; new modules on EDC/HRE in the existing teacher training mechanisms developed d. the “Tool on Quality Assurance in EDC” accessible in the local languages. Information about piloting of the tool collected and analysed. e. the Democratic School Governance manual translated and disseminated. Awareness of headteachers and other educational staff raised on its implementation. Piloted in schools. New contextualised instruments developed.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Culture and intercultural dialogue
Line of Action ⇒ V.1 – Education and Linguistic Diversity: promoting democratic culture
Programme ☆ V.1.1  European identity and education for democratic citizenship
Project 2002/DG4/94 Linking policy and practice in citizenship and human rights education
Expected Result 1 Dialogue and co-operation among member states through sustainable networks, pooling and sharing of information and expertise are encouraged.

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Organisation of meetings - Workshop (excl. training) 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education & Languages)
CoE Contact KEATING, Sarah   email
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1 http://www.ibp-kosovo.org  
Last Modified 01/12/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 25272) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) Getting familiar with EDC approach and its consequences for curriculum and syllabus.
Comparison of content and competences approaches.
Getting familiar with solutions in different countries.
Agreeing on the next steps for 2009/10
Output/Results Due to the fact that the group of participants was very well balanced (different stakeholders of the process of educational change generally and EDC/HRE in particular) the exchange and the discussion was very focussed.
All the participants became familiar with the EDC concept and of the fact, that with this they become part of the European discussion about Citizenship and Human Rights.
This meeting had a strong element of informing about EDC and existing curriculum approaches. The information is welcomed by the participants. Attempting to offer background information, the exchange between all stakeholders about the strengths and weaknesses of the present solutions, we did not have enough time to discuss among the participants.
Conclusions/Follow Up All participants were positive about the chosen path. The outcome (and therefore competence) based approach will be the main topic of next seminar. The concept of competence building inside the education system of Kosovo is very much accepted and will bring ownership right from the beginning.
A draft agenda and set of activities for the next seminar will be ready by December 20 2008 to be shared and discussed with MoEST. The seminar will be organised as a two day workshop to work on the transformation of the competence approach to the different school levels. For this a group of experts will be invited to support this work.
Participants 30 participants 
Consultants/Experts Afrodita SPAHIU (UNICEF Pristina)
Sesselja Snaevarr (Ministry of Education Science and Culture Iceland) – canceled for transportaion reasons
Rolf Gollob (Zürich University of Teacher Education/IPE Switzerland)
CoE Secretariat Emir Adzovic 
Total No. Participants 33 
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  * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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