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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 26439)  

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Title 1st workshop for curriculum developers on modernisation of history curricula and textbooks 
Status Completed 
Date 12/03/2009 - 13/03/2009 
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 1.5 - History teaching a. authors of history textbooks trained on the new approaches (based on COE standards in history teaching) to the drafting of textbooks and complementary material b. history teachers, inspectors and curricula developers trained to introduce multiperspectivity and active pedagogy c. in-service teacher training institutes supplied with the information on the use of new methods aimed at strengthening the reconciliation process
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Culture and intercultural dialogue
Line of Action ⇒ V.4 – Fostering intercultural dialogue
Programme ☆ V.4.1  Intercultural dialogue - Follow-up to the ''White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue''
Project 2006/DG4/898 Intercultural Dialogue and the Image of the Other in History Teaching
Expected Result 3 Countries concerned with bilateral co-operation are provided with assistance in the preparation of pedagogical materials and in the integration of new methods in teacher training in relation with cultural diversity and multiperspectivity.

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Workshop (excl. training) 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education & Languages)
CoE Contact TITZ, Jean-Pierre   email
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1 http://www.ibp-kosovo.org  
Last Modified 02/12/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 26439) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) This seminar was the first of planned 7 workshops.
In the first fact finding workshop in Pristina (Oct. 2008), curriculum developers expressed the need to debate concepts to decide on a rationale to build the curriculum around it. This 1st seminar tries to meet those needs, stressing that all the elements of history education should be aimed at creating mutual understanding, reconciliation and peace in the society of Kosovo. History education can reflect and reinforce social divisions or aim at social cohesion.
Output/Results Participants became acquainted with: definitions and present debate on identity (individual, national, global); the history curriculum of Romania; the history textbooks of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Seminar on 28-29 May, on the question of :
Skills and Content - where is the balance?
Participants Textbooks authors, Curriculum developers, Teachers, Inspectors, History Educators. 
Consultants/Experts Ms Luisa DE BIVAR BLACK, Portugal
Mr Leonard VALENTA, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mr Mihai MANEA, Romania
CoE Secretariat Mr Jean-Pierre Titz
Head of History Education Division
Programme Coordinator
Total No. Participants 43 
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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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