Advisors from the Bureau for Development of Education and practitioners took part in the training of trainers conducted on November 21, 2019, as a part of the PEACOCK Project – Peace through cooperation, competences and knowledge. This training was implemented by trainers from the Zürich University of Teacher Education and it was aimed at introducing the participants to the project program and goals.
Participants in the training
By employing various methods, the focus was put on the life skills and personal development skills, methods, curricula, didactic approaches, materials and mentoring. The implementation of the monitoring and evaluation was also discussed.
The participants were actively involved in all training activities, sharing experiences and opinions on the support of the teachers in the program implementation. They acquired skills, knowledge and materials for further training and mentoring of the teachers in the project schools.
“It was an excellent experience to hear the expertise of the colleagues from the Swiss University. I believe that the entire training content, training concept and materials that we were able to see, analyse and discuss are a good basis for everything that will be implemented on the territory of our country in the future. The materials also have a high pedagogical sensibility and I see the positive side in the fact that a priority is given to the pedagogical freedom, which the educators, teachers and everyone working with children and parents will be able to apply as such. They touch upon topics and activities that are very important to the children,” says Alma Tasevska, a university professor and training participant.
Alma Tasevska, a university professor and training participant
The PEACOCK Project – Peace through cooperation, competences and knowledge is a continuation of the Children and Family in Education Project. This project will introduce additional materials for democratic citizenship education and human rights education and media competencies. The goal is to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of different ethnic groups by encouraging life skills in the classroom.
This activity is part of the PEACOCK Project – Peace through cooperation, competences and knowledge funded by the Zürich University of Teacher Education.