Category Archives: Teaching and Training Resources

Pestalozzi Programme Training Units on Physical Education and Sport for Democracy and Human Rights, (SPORT)

PestalozziThe aims and objectives of physical education and sports in general cover a wide array of physical, social and ethical concerns. The problem often lies in the lack of implementation of these aims in day-to-day practice. There is a need to share, describe and promote what “quality physical education” or what “a physically well educated person” is. Physical education and sport is still often an arena where violent and war-like language and images abound be it in everyday communication or through the media, where discrimination and stereotypes are common. And yet, physical education and sport have a potential, readily recognised in many places, for the promotion and development of values such as human rights, human dignity and cooperation as well as a constructive, respectful attitude to oneself and to others.

This training focused on the contribution of physical education and extra-curricular sports to personal development and these transversal aims of education. Twenty training units written and piloted by participants and edited by a team of experienced Pestalozzi trainers are available for interested teachers and teacher trainers to try out and adapt.

Link Pestalozzi Programme Training Units on Physical Education and Sport for Democracy and Human Rights, (SPORT)

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Pestalozzi Programme Training Units on Sex/Sexuality Education – Personal Development, Prevention of Discrimination and Violence, (SexEd)

PestalozziSex and sexuality education (SexEd) is one of many factors that influence social, mental and physical health and well-being of individuals. Therefore SexEd is a part of human rights education, education for democratic citizenship and intercultural education. SexEd is about verbalising sex and sexuality without prejudice and stereotyping by using healthy discourse, building on understanding and respect for sexual diversity, working against taboos, violence and discrimination.

Sixteen training units written and piloted by participants and edited by a team of experienced Pestalozzi trainers are available for interested teachers and teacher trainers to try out and adapt.

Link Pestalozzi Programme Training Units on Sex/Sexuality Education – Personal Development, Prevention of Discrimination and Violence, (SexEd)

Pestalozzi Programme Training Units on the Use of Social Media for Democratic Participation

PestalozziThe Pestalozzi Module series The Use of Social Media for Democratic Participation focused on the use of social media for social interaction and democratic participation. How can education prepare the learners for a critical and responsible use of the media environment for their participation in public-life? What do education professionals need to be able to develop the capacity of learners to use social media to express their opinion, to initiate debate and discussion as well as democratic action aimed at improving the conditions which surround us, whatever topic they choose to focus on: sustainable environment and production, living together in diversity, responsible consumerism, or any other form of appropriate social and political action?

Sixteen training units with a focus on the use of social media for democratic participation written and piloted by participants and edited by a team of experienced Pestalozzi trainers are available for interested teachers and teacher trainers to try out and adapt.

Link Pestalozzi Programme Training Units on the Use of Social Media for Democratic Participation

Pestalozzi Programme Training Units on Education for the Prevention of Violence

PestalozziFourteen training units with a focus on education for the prevention of violence, written and piloted by participants and edited Višnja Rajic, are available for interested teachers and teacher trainers to try out and adapt.

Link Pestalozzi Programme Training Units on Education for the Prevention of Violence

The Internet Literacy Handbook

internetliteracy_en-internetLiteracy_eng-1The Internet literacy handbook is intended for parents, teachers and young people throughout Europe. Composed of 21 fact sheets, each covering a particular topic on Internet use, from searching for information to setting up blogs through to e-citizenship.

These fact sheets offer teachers and parents sufficient technical know-how to allow them to share young people’s and children’s voyages through communication technology.

They highlight ethical and safety considerations throughout, and give insight into added value in education; provide ideas for constructive activities in class or at home, share best practice in Internet use, and provide a wealth of definitions and links to sites that give practical examples and further in depth information.

This book was produced jointly by the Media Division  and the project “Good governance in the information society” (Political  Affairs).

Link The Internet Literacy Handbook

Exploring Children’s Rights – 9 Short Projects for Primary Level

Exploring_en-Exploring-1Children should know what rights they have and should also know how to explore and use them. To achieve this, schools should allow for a wide range of learning experiences in children’s rights education. To encourage children to do so, the challenge for the teacher is to create a setting that is governed by the spirit of democracy and human rights.

Exploring children’s rights is designed for teachers looking for tools to teach human rights to primary school students. It includes 9 small projects with four lessons each.

This book is Volume 5 in the Council of Europe’s series on EDC/HRE.

Link Exploring Children’s Rights – 9 Short Projects for Primary Level