The European Forum of Teachers of RE (EFTRE), one of CoGREE’s members, offers a free online workshop on:

Signposts on dealing with religion and non-religious worldviews in intercultural education – A teacher training module.

SIGNPOSTS (edited by Robert Jackson) is a Council of Europe publication focusing on how the study of religions and non-religious world views can contribute to intercultural education in schools in Europe. SIGNPOSTS provides advice on tackling issues arising from the Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)12 on the dimension of religions and non-religious convictions within intercultural education. Since its publication, a teacher training module has been developed which builds on the key elements of the publication in a practical and engaging way and this seminar offers an introduction to that module.

Link to Signpost: https://theewc.org/resources/signposts/

Link to the training module: https://theewc.org/resources/signposts-teacher-training-module-teaching-about-religions-and-non-religious-world-views-in-intercultural-education/

Workshop key data

This will take place on Friday, 19th March 4pm CET (so -/+ one hour, depending on where you are in Europe!) and last no more than three hours. It will be conducted in English.

There will be:

  • a brief welcome from the Chair of EFTRE, Lesley Prior
  • a keynote presentation by Dr Angelos Vallianatos from Athens, Greece who helped to develop the module
  • group discussions and activities
  • concluding remarks and farewells.

To receive the zoom link, please write a short message to EFTRE executive member Bianca Kappelhoff (kappelhoff@comenius.de). The Zoom venue can only accommodate a maximum of 100 participants. So, the first 100 people who log in will be given priority.

Workshop leader will be Dr. Angelos Vallianatos
Dealing with religion at school nowadays is a controversial issue, in the context of Religion Education but also in the whole the school life. In this workshop we will approach the European Wergeland Centre – Council of Europe publication, its content and use in teacher training and we will try some characteristic parts of it in action. Dr. Angelos Vallianatos (PhD in Theology) has worked as a teacher and a School Advisor in Athens, Greece. He is trained in Intercultural Education, Human Rights and Citizenship Education in Greece and in Council of Europe (CoE) educational programmes. Since 2005 he participates in Council of Europe, Wergeland Centre and Arigatou International educational work as expert and trainer, creating and implementing educational training programs. He has authored, participated in authoring groups, published and translated educational material, texts and thesis and also lectured at international and Greek educational conferences, about his scientific field, EDC/HRE, intercultural education, didactics and the use of new technologies in educational process.

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