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10 December 2019

Activity Details (ID# 25423)  

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Title Certification EDC/HRE 
Status Completed 
Date 05/05/2011 - 07/05/2011 
Location Djakovica, 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 – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.4 – Building a Democratic Culture
Programme ☆ III.4.1  Education for sustainable democratic societies

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Seminar 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education & Languages)
CoE Contact KEATING, Sarah   email
Last Modified 21/06/2011 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 25423) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) This training was approved by the Council for Accreditation and Licensing of the MEST as an accredited training for school principals and citizenship education teachers. The participants who successfully completed the training received a certificate that is equivalent to 1 ECTS point (30 workload hours).

Some objectives have been defined for all participants, some are specific for the two groups (teachers and principals).
For both groups: An understanding of
–the contribution of democratic school governance to the processes of transition and reform;
–the key role of democratic citizenship in civil society.
For the teachers: At the end of the meeting, the teachers have achieved the following goals:
–first hand experience in holding an EDC/HRE class through watching a model lesson and through delivering a lesson to their own students;
–the teachers have understood the design and approach of the EDC/HRE Manual Vol. III and are able to apply it to the requirements of the curriculum;
–the teachers are aware of the close links between EDC/HRE and democratic school governance.
For the principals:
–democratic leadership serves EDC and HRE by providing a firm framework of rules and order;
–liberty and order are no contradiction, but are mutually dependent in democratic school governance;
–students experience democratic governance of school as a model of democratic government in the community.
Output/Results –Both teachers and principals appreciated the focus on practical experience and applicability.
–The teachers welcomed the first hand demonstration of good practice in EDC/HRE that they could immediately apply in their classes.
–The principals took great interest in the links between order and liberty in democratic school governance.
–The experts regard the design and approach of the meeting as a success.
Conclusions/Follow Up Due to the fact, that all three experts present are also co-authors of the manuals delivered, the core elements of EDC and democratic school governance were very clearly discussed and understood. The team reacted to the needs and was ready to adapt the agenda when necessary. The support of the CoE assistant was very precise and highly appreciated both by the experts and the participants. The teachers showed great interest in the teaching experience. Many of them have already good insights in interactive teaching methods and were therefore eager to use them in new topics. Many gave in the discussions and presentations a very positive feedback to the model-lesson concept, while the school principals seemed to enjoy the possibility to discuss among each other questions of daily routines and the possibility make a step foreward from manager to leader. 
Participants EDC/HRE teachers and principals from primary schools in the municipality of Gjakova 
Consultants/Experts Elisabeth Bäckmann
Ted Huddleston (Saturday)
Rolf Gollob
CoE Secretariat  
Total No. Participants 130 
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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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