Pedagogies, Teaching and Assessment Methods for a Democratic Education
This training programme is a part of a project funded by the European Commission. Project Number: [2019-1-EL01-KA203-062449]
Duration: 3 months, 100 hours (100% asynchronousE-learning)
Application Deadline: 26 March 2021
Course starts: 28 March 2021
Accreditation: Participants who successfully complete this programme get a recognized Certificate of Continuing Education from the Center of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the European Commission (Erasmus+ and IKY)
Marios Koukounaras Liagkis
Marios Koukounaras-Liagkis studied Theology (ΒΑ, ΜΑ, PhD) Greek Literature (BA), and Social Pedagogy (PostDoc). He is an Assistant Professor of Religious Education at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He is currently working as director of a Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning Entity of the NKUA. He worked as a Religious Education teacher and as a Consultant to the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs. He is an expert member of the European Wergeland Centre and he has a teaching and research cooperation with UCL-Institute of Education and University of Birmingham.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: September – November 2017: Intern (Project Assistant) at UNESCO headquarters, Section of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship, September 2018 – December 2018: Research Assistant at the Faculty of Education, University of Tampere, November 2018 – ongoing: Project Officer at the European Wergeland Centre – a Resource Centre on Education for Intercultural Understanding, Human Rights and Democratic Citizenship
Dr Angelos Vallianatos is a school advisor for religion lessons and teacher trainer in the fields of Didactics, Intercultural Education, Human Rights and Democratic Citizenship. He has participated in Council of Europe and European Wergeland Center programmes as an expert and as a trainer (Pestalozzi seminars and modules, Summer Academies in Montenegro and Greece).
David Kerr is Head of Initial Teacher Training: Partnership and Engagement at the University of Reading. He is a member of the national DfE ITTAG (Initial Teacher Training Advisory Group. He provides inputs on Citizenship, Fundamental British Values and Prevent on ITT courses, both UG and PG. He is also module convenor for Global Developments in Education on the BAEd (non QTS) course and supervises MA and EdD students.
Ingrid Aspelund is a senior adviser at The European Wergeland Center (EWC). Aspelund has a Master’s degree in International and Multicultural Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Oslo and Akershus University College (now Oslo Metropolitan University). She previously worked as a campaign advisor for the No Hate Speech Movement in Norway.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Higher Education Students and Graduates [participants of the Practicum in the departments/faculties/universities – Partners of the STEP UP-DC Project] and Teachers (pre-school, primary and secondary) [mentors of the Practicum in the departments/faculties/universities – Partners of the STEP UP-DC Project]
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
Minimum entrance requirements for student and pre-service and in-service teachers are:
- to study or to have a degree in an appropriate/relevant subject
- to have sufficient subject knowledge on Education Sciences
- to have English skills and language proficiency
ARE THERE ANY TUITION FEES INCLUDED?
No, the training programme is part of a project funded by the European Commission. Project Number: [2019-1-EL01-KA203-062449]. That means that there are no fees and the student teachers and pre-service and in-service teachers can study for free.
WHAT DOES THE TRAINING COURSE AIM AND INVOLVE?
The objectives of the training programme are:
- To provide active and future and in-service educators and trainers with necessary methodologies in order to promote social inclusion, civic participation and to tackle structural disadvantages which manifest themselves and are reproduced in education.
- to prepare the educators to integrate these methodologies and methods in their practice
- to test and develop their own relevant teaching methods
- to support educators to be able to develop effectively the intercultural and civic competences of student teachers and educators based on the RFCCDC (Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture) of Council of Europe (2018).
- to sustain a culture of democracy in education (formal and not-formal)
During the e-learning asynchronous training, the participants spend learning hours in four sessions where they find a reading list, a subject paper, video lessons and quizs in order to gain knowledge and skills to teach and promote democratic culture in theory and practice.
Please see the Training Programme Guide for more information.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRAINING COURSE?
- The training is delivered by experienced and innovative Democratic Citizenship trainers from institutions with rich experience in training and expertise in Democratic Citizenship (EDC), Human Rights Education (HRE) and Intecultural Education (IE).
- It is a programme of the Centre of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the largest University in Greece and provide a Certificate of Continuing Education and a Europass Certificate Supplement to participants who complete the programme.
- It is funded by the European Commission and there are no fee requirements.
- It is a distance learning, 100% asynchronous education programme meaning that trainers set up a learning path, which participants engage with at their own pace.
HOW DO I APPLY?
STEP 1: ONLINE APPLICATION
Fill in the online application form.
STEP 2: APPLICATION RESPONSE AND ENROLMENT PAYMENT
After the application is accepted by the evaluation committee of the University, you will receive an e-mail of acceptance. Two days prior to the beginning of the programme you will receive a username and password for the platform and guidelines. Meanwhile, you should download and read the Programme Guide.