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    Secuencias didácticas de educación para la paz

    Este documento comisionado por el Ministerio de Educación y elaborado por universitarios propone secuencias pedagógicas en el marco de la Cátedra de La Paz en los establecimientos educativos preescolar, básica y media. Tiene como fin garantizar el fortalecimiento de una cultura de paz a través de los espacios de aprendizaje desarrollando competencias emocionales y cognitivas. Se proponen aquí algunas secuencias didácticas a disposición de los docentes para reproducir o adaptar en sus aulas.

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    • 2022

    Peace Education Manual. Lesson plans for Peace Clubs

    This Peace Education Manual has been developed in collaboration with Finn Church Aid (FCA) Uganda, local partner Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum (UMYDF) and Teachers Without Borders (TWB) Network Finland.

    The manual was developed to strengthen the pedagogical and methodological quality of local peace clubs during the spring and summer of 2022. The contents of the manual were successfully piloted with more than 480 young people in eight lower secondary school peace clubs established and run by UMYDF with the support of FCA in Uganda. Two of the peace clubs are located in the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, one of the largest refugee settlements in the world.

    The material consists of 34 lessons plans and is primarily aimed for young people. The different sections and activities of the material can be used flexibly in training, clubs, or, for example, as individual lessons on peace building, socio-emotional skills, conflict resolution or cooperation skills. The exercises are functional, learner-centered and emphasize active participation of youth. The material is adaptable for use anywhere in the world.

    FCA and UMYDF have been working together since 2016 in Uganda to promote the positive role of youth in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. In our work, peace education is defined as a holistic, multidisciplinary and transformative process that seeks to develop capacities that promote non-violent conflict resolution, respect for human rights and active participation.

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    • 2023

    FCA & TWB Inclusive Education Manual

    This Teacher Training Manual on Inclusive Education supports teachers and other education personnel’s continuous professional development in inclusive, quality education especially in diverse low resource contexts and is adaptable for use anywhere in the world. The Inclusive Education Manual directly contributes to realization of several targets of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 “ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all”.

    The manual was developed by Finn Church Aid (FCA) and Teachers Without Borders (TWB) Network Finland. The content has been collected and built on the numerous good materials and practices used and co-developed by FCA staff and TWB education experts in different countries and contexts.

    The training manual consists of three (3) training modules that can be used flexibly:

    1. Education, Teacher and School Community,
    2. Inclusive Education, and
    3. Positive Classroom and Learning Environment for All Learners.

    The content design allows the trainer or facilitator to pick individual modules or sessions and adapt the training content according to the context and target group’s needs.

    We hope you find it useful!

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    • 2021

    Mathematics lesson starters for Grade 3 learners

    A set of teacher guides containing each 6 Mental Mathematics Lesson Starter units for Grade 3 learners, in alignment with the South African curriculum. A different calculation strategy is in focus in each unit. These calculation strategies are taken from the curriculum. Each unit covers a particular group of connected skills, and the aim is to move learners on from counting in ones on their fingers or with tally marks on paper.

    Each unit is three weeks long; it begins and ends with a short test for the learners. Marking these tests provides information for the teacher and the learners about how much they have improved in using that particular set of skills during the three weeks. Within each unit, the focus is on three types of calculations: fluency, strategic calculating and strategic thinking.

    Working through the Lesson Starters in each unit should lead to improvements in learners’ performance from the pre to post-tests. These improvements show progress in mental mathematics skills and number sense.

    The guide is available in 11 official languages of South Africa.

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    Experiencias de aprendizaje con OctoStudio para probar en tu aula

    Esta guía didáctica proporciona instrucciones detalladas sobre cómo descargar OctoStudio desde la web de ProFuturo, acompañadas de una introducción sobre cómo dar los primeros pasos en el uso de la aplicación. El objetivo principal es hacer que OctoStudio sea accesible para docentes de todos los niveles de experiencia tecnológica, facilitando así su implementación en entornos educativos diversos. OctoStudio es una aplicación desarrollada por el grupo Lifelong Kindergarten del MIT Media Lab que promete revolucionar la manera en que los educadores introducen la programación y el pensamiento computacional en las aulas.

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    • 2023

    Teaching to prevent atrocity crimes: a guide for teachers in Africa

    This is UNESCO's first resource with a regional focus on teaching to prevent atrocity crimes. It was developed with the United Nations and in partnership with the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA). The guide was informed by exchanges with African stakeholders and advisors and tested through a piloting exercise with African teachers and students. It provides principles for teachers to consider in facilitating learning and constructive discussions with their students.

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    • 2019

    Gender-responsive pedagogy in early childhood education. A toolkit for teachers and school leaders

    The toolkit offers an introduction to gender-responsive pedagogy in early childhood education and serves as a practical guide that can be adapted to any context and the related needs. It provides teachers at early education practical tips to ensure they are able to offer children a learning environment that is free of prejudice and stereotypes. It is a source of ideas that individual teachers and school leaders can put to immediate use in their classrooms and schools. The toolkit was pre-trialled in three countries: Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia, and it can be contextualised for implementation in different African countries.

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    • 2022

    Transformative pedagogy: a teachers’ guide for peace and resilience building in North Africa

    This guide is designed to build the capacity of teachers so that they are informed and empowered in why and how to educate for peace-building. It offers an analysis of conflict, examines the role of ethics, expands on the elements of transformative pedagogy. It also provides practical tools to support learners’ active participation in shaping the world around them and assess learners’ understanding of peacebuilding concepts and skills, all while engaging the community.

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    Youth empowerment for peace and resilience building and prevention of violent extremism in Sahel and surrounding countries: a guide for teachers

    This guide is designed to build the capacity of secondary school teachers and teacher educators to integrate a peace and resilience building approach in education for the prevention of violent extremism. It builds on the Transformative Pedagogy for Peace-building guide and it was contextualized to the context the Sahel and surrounding countries.

    The guide redefines the role of teachers, inviting them to make a paradigm shift in adopting a transformative pedagogy that allows learners to actively participate in their own learning. Transformative pedagogy builds on active pedagogy and the competencies-based approach. The guide concludes with engaging learning activities to support experiential learning.

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    • 2017

    Transformative pedagogy for peace-building

    This guide is designed to build the capacity of teachers so that they are informed and empowered in why and how to educate for peace-building. It offers an analysis of conflict, examines the role of ethics, expands on the elements of transformative pedagogy and provides practical tools to assess learners’ understanding of peacebuilding concepts and skills. It concludes with 20 engaging activities to support experiential learning.

    The guide was developed as part of the "Teacher Training and Development for Peace-building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries project", which has as a long-term goal to develop a critical mass of teachers able to implement effective teaching and learning essential for preparing peace-loving and productive youth in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

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    Empowering students for just societies: a handbook for secondary school teachers

    The aim of this guide is to provide teachers with a selection of relevant and accessible in-classroom and out-of-classroom educational resources (summaries of short activities, lessons, units) that aim to instil the principles of the rule of law among secondary school students.

    It can also be used by professionals working in non-formal education or engaging with young people, for example, in sports associations, community organizations, social work and the justice sector.

    A guide for primary school teachers is available here.

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    Empowering students for just societies: a handbook for primary school teachers

    The aim of this guide is to provide teachers with a selection of relevant and accessible in-classroom and out-of-classroom educational resources (summaries of short activities, lessons, units) that aim to instil the principles of the rule of law among primary school students.

    It can also be used by professionals working in non-formal education or engaging with young people, for example, in sports associations, community organizations, social work and the justice sector.

    A guide for secondary school teachers is available here.

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    • 2016

    A teacher's guide on the prevention of violent extremism

    This is UNESCO’s first teacher’s guide on the prevention of violent extremism through education. It was developed in order to ensure its relevance in different geographical and socio-cultural contexts. Therefore, it can be used as it is or further contextualized, adapted and translated in order to respond to the specific needs of learners. 

    The guide seeks to:
    - provides practical advice on when and how to discuss the issue of
    violent extremism and radicalization with learners;
    - help teachers create a classroom climate that is inclusive and conducive
    to respectful dialogue, open discussion and critical thinking.

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    • 2021

    Dear Kitty: teacher's guide for the film Where is Anne Frank?

    This guide provides teachers with the necessary tools to highlight historical and current themes from the animated film "Where is Anne Frank".

    It includes a preparatory lesson, a lesson to discuss the film and four detailed thematic follow-up lessons. The film and the lessons are accompanied by extensive background information and ready-to-use worksheets with information, questions and assignments.

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    • 2019

    Recommendations for teaching and learning about the Holocaust

    Benefiting from the expertise of delegates from more than 30 member countries, the IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust are intended to provide a basis for policymakers, practitioners, and educators that will help them:
    1. Develop knowledge of the Holocaust, ensuring accuracy in individual understanding and knowledge and raising awareness about the possible consequences of antisemitism;
    2. Create engaging teaching environments for learning about the Holocaust;
    3. Promote critical and reflective thinking about the Holocaust including the ability to counter Holocaust denial and distortion;
    4. Contribute to Human Rights and genocide prevention education

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    Anti-bullying teacher's handbook

    This anti-cyber bullying resource is designed to enable students to develop a positive sense of themselves and a commitment to caring for themselves and others.

    It includes a set of ten lesson plans that is intended to be used by teachers and schools who wish to address the issue of bullying as a whole, with particular focus on the issue of cyber bullying.

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    Guidelines for teachers and educators on tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy through education and training

    These guidelines offer concrete, hands-on guidance for teachers and educators, primarily in primary and secondary education, to promote digital literacy and tackle disinformation.

    They offer clear explanations of technical concepts, class-exercises for fact-checking, ways to encourgage "good" online habits and ways to assess students regarding their copetencie snt he field of digital literacy.

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