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01 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 25429)  

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Title Module 1 Teaching Multiculturalism Training 
Description -The main objective of this module is to develop sensitivity and awareness for the underlying concepts and principles of intercultural understanding as well as of an interactive, collaborative methodology of teaching and training
-30 trainees
-3 days
-3 facilitators
Status Completed 
Date 29/06/2009 - 02/07/2009 
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 1.3 - Teacher training for multiculturalism a. teacher trainers and teachers trained in the key competences for intercultural education and dialogue and mediation and peaceful resolution of conflicts as well as in appropriate methodology of teaching and training b. regional awareness of the fundamental role of intercultural education and appropriate methodology of teaching raised, including exchange of views on the role of education for the future; views on educational initiatives in the areas mentioned above exchanged c. cooperation, exchange of experiences and mutual support between teachers trainers and teachers put into operation
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  Organisation and contents of European education for democratic citizenship and intercultural understanding
Project 2002/DG4/94 Linking policy and practice for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural education
Expected Result 3 Sustainable mechanisms, guidelines and methods for increasing the qualification and professionalism of educational staff in EDC/HRE are developed.

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Workshop (excl. training) 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education & Languages)
CoE Contact KEATING, Sarah   email
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://www.ibp-kosovo.org  
Last Modified 19/11/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 25429) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) 1.To develop participants’ sensitivity and awareness of ICU
2.To help participants identify the priority issues in IC in their professional context and encourage them to develop their analysis of their own situation regarding ICU
3.To develop participant skills in training (train-the-trainer) training
Output/Results 1.To develop participants’ sensitivity and awareness of ICU
2.To help participants identify the priority issues in IC in their professional context and encourage them to develop their analysis of their own situation regarding ICU
o These aims were reached.
o There was more pushing the participants to the borders of their comfort zone. This also means the prep seminar achieved more critical reflection on the situation/IC issues in Kosovo.
o The diversity of example of ICU was broad throughout the activities proposed.
3.To develop participant skills in training (train-the-trainer) training
o This was only partly reached. The level of understanding of the role of the trainer within the group is such that the approach to trainer training will have to be very progressive.
o The term ‘trainer’ and ‘facilitator’ appears to have no translation in the languages of the participants. This renders the task all the more complex.

Specific objectives:
4.To get feedback on the activities participants’ have piloted since the preparatory seminar;
o This aims was reached.
o The 6 participants who had piloted materials in their classroom prepared good presentation of their experience, thus providing a good session.
5.To give participants information on IC issues across Europe.
o The case studies session was dropped according to the team’s decision to give more time for activities linked to the 2 first aims of the programme.
6.To start working on a conceptual issues, (concepts of culture, identity, diversity, discrimination, stereotypes...) in order to prepare for Module 2 focussing on Knowledge and understanding
o This was reached through a discussion on key concepts. The ground was prepared for the next module
7.To develop a framework for the inter-module periods.
o The framework was developed

Conclusions/Follow Up Strong points:
-Evaluations showed a high participant satisfaction.
-Having the 6 Serb speaking participants present in the workshop was a great achievement of the part of the Kosovo CoE office.
-Group dynamics were good.
-Tea time proved to be an extremely rich activity that should be kept up: it allows for anonymous feedback, add questions in order to clarify concepts and explain activities further. It offers a good space for reflection at the end of the day. And relieves the pressure along the day because the participants know this reflection time is coming.
-The communication between Serbian and Albanian speaking participants was respectful.
-The team worked well together. The fact that we know each other before make online prep possible and all team members were flexible for changes to the programme.

Areas of improvement:
-Dividing the group proved to be too much of a challenge because of the language situation. We should go back to whole group. Too loud, too much time for consecutive translations.
-The quality of translation remains an issue.
-Participants need to feel more comfortable to criticize. Trainers too!
-The pacing is still too intensive. We need to add time for debriefing and plan for fewer activities during the module in order to internals use the philosophy that lies behind the objective of the activities.
-Participants did not fully grasp the objectives per activity. There should be more time for debriefing on the aims of the programme.
-The cross curricular approach remains a difficult issue and part do not yet adhere to the principle that IC teaching can be implement thought out the school subjects. They still feel that class time should be used to transmit knowledge and that IC learning is “on top” of the rest, something to do “on the side”.
Participants 30 trainees (teachers and trainers)
3 facilitators
other organisations 
Consultants/Experts Merce Bernaus, Guðrún Ragnarsdottir and Pascale Mompoint Gaillard 
CoE Secretariat Josef Huber, Head of Pestalozzi programme
Emir Adzovic, Project co-ordinator
Hatixhe Ramosaj, Porject assistant 
Total No. Participants 45 
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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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