PRO DIDACTICA – 20: Kick-off meeting on launching of the project ”Promoting and developing intercultural education (ICE) for pre-service teacher training”
On June 27, 2018, at the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA held an important event dedicated to launching the project Promoting and developing intercultural education (ICE) for pre-service teacher training, which will be implemented from June 2018 to December 2020, with the financial support of the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation, Switzerland.
This event was attended by university managers and teachers from 3 pedagogical universities (Moldova State University, Alecu Russo State University of Balti, Comrat State University), representative of the National Youth Council of Moldova, Mrs. Galina Petcu and trainers of the center.
The goal of the project is to improve future teachers’ knowledge and skills in order to support the development of intercultural competence of children and youth. The specific objectives include: to develop the curriculum and didactic materials on intercultural education in pre-service teacher training; to develop the professional skills of university teachers in intercultural education.
Expert Mrs. Viorica Goraş-Postica presented a detailed retrospective of the Center’s projects in those 20 years of activity, including intercultural education, emphasizing the contribution of development partners and the associative sector to promoting tolerance and accepting diversity as a personal development factor, institutional and social. Another expert, Mrs. Tatiana Cartaleanu, referred to successful educational experiences at different levels of education from the new multicultural contexts of our country, insisting on the reasons for which each of us will benefit from this project, including by taking advantage of the opportunities of the new learning community, which will create new successful practices of research, teaching, learning and evaluation. The participants expressed their gratitude for “the opportunity to collaborate, for the challenge to enhance the effectiveness of the university education process, the project aimed directly at the development of the future teachers’ professional competences” (Maria Ianioglo, the Comrat State University).
The expected impact of the project will contribute to implementation of ICE within the university curriculum and in a long-term perspective to increasing the level of tolerance and non-discrimination among children and youth belonging to different ethnic, religious, linguistic and sexual minorities.
Coordinator: Cristina Bujac, CE PRO DIDACTICA