More than 100 Civic Education teachers from 65 secondary vocational schools participated in a cycle of three online trainings for analysis of the contents and the teaching methods provided in the newly prepared Guide for Teachers. The training cycle took place in the period between October and December 2020, within the USAID Youth Ethnic Integration Project, and in cooperation with the Bureau for Development of Education and the Youth Educational Forum. The teachers got acquainted with the contents provided in the five modular units of the curriculum in more detail.
The training cycle included interactive methods and guidelines for planning and implementation of the teaching process for the subject Civic Education in the first year in the secondary vocational schools. During the trainings, the participants analyzed the proposed activities in the Guide and discussed the options for their implementation remotely via digital tools.
When it comes to the most significant experiences/knowledge gained during the trainings, the participants singled out various aspects of the training that left an impression on them. “There was a detailed elaboration of the exercises and information about their goals, as well as directions how to implement the interactive activities. We also got acquainted with ways how to motivate the students so as to achieve cooperation and full engagement on their part,” they said.
Through these trainings, the participants acquired skills, knowledge and materials for realization of the teaching process in accordance with the new modular program for the subject Civic Education. They also gave positive feedback on the contents prepared for the Guide for Civic Education Teachers.
“The activities enable training of students in a manner that they will build their attitudes and actively participate in the classes. Parts of the lessons have been worked out in detail and there is connection between the theory and the examples from the social life,” the teachers added.
This activity is part of the Youth Ethnic Integration Project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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