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Council of Europe invitation for teachers to pilot the Portfolio of Competences for Democratic Culture

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Mon, 15/07/2019 - 14:45

The Council of Europe invites European teachers at all levels of education to register for piloting the Portfolio of Competences for Democratic Culture.

Registration is open until 31 July 2019.

What is required? 

  • Prepare for the piloting by reading the instructions which will be provided, selecting a class and obtaining the necessary agreements from school management and parents
  • Work with the selected class from the start of the school year until the end of October using the portfolio every week, according to the time availability. It will most likely be possible to connect the activities required for piloting with the existing curricular requirements. The portfolio can also be piloted on a voluntary basis during extracurricular activities.
  • Provide feedback by filling-in an online questionnaire and sharing samples of work done by pupils, without including pupils’ personal data. All feedback and information received will be kept strictly confidential and will be used exclusively for the purpose of validating and improving the CDC Portfolio materials.
  • Who can do it?

  • Teachers of all subjects teaching at all levels of formal education and able to allocate minimum one hour per week from the start of the school year until the end of October 2019.
  • What are the Competences for Democratic Culture (CDC)?

  • Details about the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture are available at www.coe.int/competences
  • What is the CDC Portfolio?

  • The CDC Portfolio is a tool intended to support teachers and pupils/young people in describing, documenting and analysing the development of the competences for democratic culture over a period of time.
  • When will the materials related to the CDC Portfolio and the piloting process be available?

  • The CDC Portfolio and its related materials are under development and will be ready for piloting by the end of August 2019.
  • Why register?

  • Registered teachers will receive on the email address provided the CDC Portfolio materials and the instructions for piloting, as soon as they are ready.
  • Register online

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