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02 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 27569)  

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Title 3rd workshop for curriculum developers on Multiperspectivity - Multiperspectivity in the curiculum, in the textbooks and in the classroom 
Status Completed 
Date 17/09/2009 - 18/09/2009 
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 1.5 - 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.

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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 TITZ, Jean-Pierre   email
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1 http://www.ibp-kosovo.org  
Last Modified 26/05/2010 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 27569) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) •To provide venue for local stakeholders to debate and understand the concept of Multiperspectivity, and in what ways can it be applied/included in the reform of history curricula, presented in textbooks and introduced in the teaching and learning process.
•To enable interface between history educators and official bodies tasked reform curricula, textbooks and teacher training.
•To provide examples of good practice from the countries member states of the CoE (UK, Portugal).
•To debate issues related to the introducing of Multiperspectivity in the local curricula, textbooks and classroom practice.
•To raise awareness and understanding of the positive aspects of Multiperspectivity as a safeguard against intolerance.
Output/Results •The group of history educators (curriculum developers, textbook authors, historians, trainers from the Pedagogical Institute and representatives of the MEST) discussed issues related to introducing/adopting multiperspectivity in the current curricula and textbooks. The group noted that using multiperspectivity is time consuming and requires specific training and freedom of choice for teaching and learning strategies.
•The IBP experts Ms Luisa Black, Mr Brian Carvell and Mr Alan Midgley organised practical hands-on-learning workshops that raised awareness of the positive aspects of using multiperspectivity; namely, to develop the capacity to process information and understand what accurate and precise information should be.
•Participants were offered practical examples of the use of multiperspectivity with visual sources, in the textbooks and on including multiperspectivity in classroom work.
•During the plenary sessions, participants were encouraged to speak freely and to ask questions to the experts. The main concern was on the continuation of the training, which participants found most useful, and with the reviewing of history curricula that would allow the introduction of new methods in the classroom.
•Debating time was also dedicated to the content of textbooks in the UK and in Portugal – participants wanted to know other systems/ways for publishing and choosing textbooks. Stressing again that it is important to let schools and teachers decide on what textbooks to adopt, as long as there are alternative textbooks, which in history in Kosovo only exists for the 8th grade.
Conclusions/Follow Up Seminar on 25-26 February 2010, on the question of: Interactivity and critical thinking – Interactive methods, use of sources and developing critical thinking. 
Participants Textbooks authors, Curriculum developers, Teachers, Inspectors, History Educators, Ministry officials 
Consultants/Experts Luisa Black
Brian Carvell
Alan Midgley 
CoE Secretariat Jean-Pierre Titz 
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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