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05 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 27310)  

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Title 4rd workshop for curriculum developers on revising EDC/HRE curriculum (subject and whole-school approach) 
Status Completed 
Date 04/06/2009 - 05/06/2009 
Location Prizren, 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.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 ADZOVIC, Emir   email
Web Pages
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1 http://www.ibp-kosovo.org  
Last Modified 01/12/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 27310) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) All seminar elements of the forth EDC/HRE curriculum workshop had an objective to consolidate and secure the basic information given by the experts and to make sure it has been understood by the participants:

A: Basic information for the participants (presentations):
• Information on the implementation of the IBP’s programme all level of all project’s components.
• Lecture on the outcome based elements of curriculum in the Bologna process.
• Being informed about the whole concept of the teaching materials for EDC by the Council of Europe.
B: Workshop-Elements
• SWOT analyses of the present situation in Kosovo concerning Curriculum, Textbooks and Teachers competencies by the participants
• Mutual exchange on the different experiences in the revision process of the curriculum.
• Analyses and feedback of the Albanian translation of the teaching materials (EDC/HRE Volume III: Living in democracy) 
Output/Results The participants gladly accepted the information, input and lectures, since this gave them an overall picture of different processes in the field.

On the one hand they were very much interested in hearing about all the different components of the CoE’s educational projects in Kosovo. The need to be well informed was obvious and a certain lack of information flow inside the system makes it difficult for many to be ready to do the job properly. A number of very interesting and intensive discussions among the participants made clear that the level of information is very different and not coherent. At the same time it became obvious, that the understanding of relevant terms and concepts important for the curriculum revision process is very heterogeneous. It seems that the common understanding on what standards, competencies, outcomes etc. are, is not yet a common good among education professionals in Kosovo. Carefully prepared and presented SWOT analyses by the participants showed an interesting picture:

• All participants agreed on the need of further professional development of curriculum specialists, textbook authors and teachers.
• Concerning the European standards and developments the discussion-lines went along the questions, which elements should still remain Kosovo-specific and which developments from other countries or the Council of Europe must only be disseminated and processed on all levels.
• The perception of EDC/HRE Volume III (Living in Democracy) made perfectly clear, that new types of EDC/HRE textbooks are successful, if teachers are well informed, trained and given the support of the national and local school leaders. 
Conclusions/Follow Up  
Consultants/Experts Rolf Gollob (Zürich University of Teacher Education/IPE Switzerland) 
CoE Secretariat Emir Adzovic 
Total No. Participants 50 
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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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