Teaching for Learning

The Teaching for Learning programme takes the CDRSEE’s expansive experience, knowledge and skills in the history education sector and broadens the reach to all subjects. The foundation of the project is a needs assessment that was conducted in Southeast Europe, in which the missing link between education policies and real-life requirements was often highlighted. Together with the renowned cognitive psychologist Prof. Lorin Anderson, the CDRSEE embarked on a tool kit for teachers, who we see as key agents for preparing the younger generation to become self-sufficient learners in a knowledge-based society. Teachers, through consistency in their own work, can be a driving force behind closing the education reform gap.   The book, titled “Teaching for Learning”, was an international project, bringing together experts in pedagogy and psychology from across Southeast Europe and beyond. The manual provides not only the latest teaching methods, but also the evidence and reasoning behind them and practical ideas for in-class application. Reviews by teachers and academia have been stellar.

With the book as the base, the Teaching for Learning project provides training sessions for teachers, curriculum developers and inspectors in Southeast Europe. The dire economic performance during recent years in the region, with high unemployment and low innovation rates, has created a fertile ground for reform in the education sector. With regional scores on the standard PISA tests ranking consistently below international levels, there is an eagerness to catch up with the international trends in education.

The CDRSEE has established solid relationships with education ministries around the region, and with top academia worldwide. This project has won the support of local stakeholders as well, who strive to bring quality education standards to their schools.

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