Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, assessment – Companion volume (2020)Education
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, assessment – Companion volume (2020)
A “must-have” manual intended to promote quality plurilingual education, facilitate greater social mobility and stimulate reflection and exchange between language professionals for curriculum development and in teacher education
The CEFR Companion volume broadens the scope of language education. It reflects academic and societal developments since the publication of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and updates the 2001 version. It owes much to the contributions of members of the language teaching profession across Europe and beyond.
This volume contains:
► an explanation of the key aspects of the CEFR for teaching and learning;
► a complete set of updated CEFR descriptors that replaces the 2001 set with:– modality-inclusive and gender-neutral descriptors;– added detail on listening and reading;– a new Pre–A1 level, plus enriched description at A1 and C levels;– a replacement scale for phonological competence;– new scales for mediation, online interaction and plurilingual/pluricultural competence;– new scales for sign language competence;
► a short report on the four-year development, validation and consultation processes.
The CEFR Companion volume represents another step in a process of engagement with language education that has been pursued by the Council of Europe since 1971 and which seeks to:
► promote and support the learning and teaching of modern languages;
► enhance intercultural dialogue, and thus mutual understanding, social cohesion and democracy;
► protect linguistic and cultural diversity in Europe; and
► promote the right to quality education for all.SKU: 978-92-871-8621-8
Education, Human Rights
Bookmarks – A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education (2020 Revised edition) (2020)Education, Human Rights
Bookmarks – A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education (2020 Revised edition) (2020)This revised edition of Bookmarks reflects the end of the coordination of the youth campaign by the Council Europe. The campaign may be officially over, but the education and awareness-raising to counter hate speech and promote human rights values remain an urgent task for young people of all ages.
The work of the Council of Europe for democracy is strongly based on education: education in schools, and education as a lifelong learning process of practising democracy, such as in non-formal learning activities. Human rights education and education for democratic citizenship form an integral part of what we have to secure to make democracy sustainable. Hate speech is one of the most worrying forms of racism and discrimination prevailing across Europe and amplified by the Internet and social media. Hate speech online is the visible tip of the iceberg of intolerance and ethnocentrism. Young people are directly concerned as agents and victims of online abuse of human rights; Europe needs young people to care and look after human rights, the life insurance for democracy.Bookmarks was originally published to support the No Hate Speech Movement youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online. Bookmarks is useful for educators wanting to address hate speech online from a human rights perspective, both inside and outside the formal education system. The manual is designed for working with learners aged 13 to 18 but the activities can be adapted to other age ranges.SKU: 978-92-871-9017-8
Education, Human Rights
Repères – Manuel pour la pratique de l’éducation aux droits humains avec les jeunes (édition 2020) (2020)Education, Human Rights
Repères – Manuel pour la pratique de l’éducation aux droits humains avec les jeunes (édition 2020) (2020)Les droits humains ne peuvent être défendus uniquement au moyen d’instruments juridiques. Nous devons tous, y compris les jeunes, nous investir dans leur protection et leur respect. À cette fin, il nous faut les comprendre, les défendre et les mettre en œuvre dans toutes les sphères de nos vies.Les animateurs et travailleurs de jeunesse, les enseignants et les activistes de l’éducation aux droits humains, qu’ils soient professionnels ou volontaires, trouveront dans Repères des idées concrètes et des activités pratiques qui leur permettront d’inciter les jeunes à prendre l’engagement de vivre, d’apprendre et d’agir pour les droits humains. Repères promeut une perspective globale de l’éducation aux droits humains et considère les jeunes comme les acteurs d’une culture de droits humains universels.En matière d’éducation à la citoyenneté et aux droits humains, Repères est à la fois une référence incontournable et un outil pratique. Il accompagnera utilement toutes celles et ceux qui sont curieux et intéressés par l’éducation aux droits humains et souhaitent en faire une réalité pour tout un chacun.SKU: 978-92-871-9015-4
Education, Human Rights
Connexions – Manuel pour la lutte contre le discours de haine en ligne par l’éducation aux droits humains (Edition révisée 2020) (2020)Education, Human Rights
Connexions – Manuel pour la lutte contre le discours de haine en ligne par l’éducation aux droits humains (Edition révisée 2020) (2020)Cette édition de Connexions a été révisée après que le Conseil de l’Europe a mis fin à la coordination de la campagne de jeunesse liée au Mouvement contre le discours de haine. Bien que la campagne ait pris officiellement fin, il importe de poursuivre l’éducation et la sensibilisation des jeunes pour combattre le discours de haine et promouvoir les valeurs liées aux droits humains.L’action du Conseil de l’Europe en faveur de la démocratie est fortement axée sur l’éducation : l’éducation à l’école, mais aussi l’éducation en tant que pratique de la démocratie tout au long de la vie, comme dans le cadre des activités d’apprentissage non formel. L’éducation aux droits humains et l’éducation à la citoyenneté démocratique font partie intégrante du socle que nous devons bâtir pour faire de la démocratie une réalité durable. Le discours de haine est l’une des formes les plus inquiétantes de racisme et de discrimina-tion qui sévit aujourd’hui en Europe, amplifiée par Internet et par les médias sociaux. Le discours de haine en ligne n’est que la partie visible de l’iceberg de l’intolérance et de l’ethnocentrisme. Les jeunes sont directement concernés, en tant qu’acteurs et victimes d’atteintes aux droits humains en ligne. L’Europe a besoin que les jeunes veillent aux droits de l’homme et les protègent : c’est là l’assurance-vie de la démocratie.Connexions a été créé dans le cadre du Mouvement contre le discours de haine, autrement dit, la campagne de la jeunesse du Conseil de l’Europe pour les droits humains en ligne. C’est un outil précieux pour les éducateurs qui souhaitent aborder le discours de haine en ligne sous l’angle des droits de l’homme, tant dans le système éducatif formel que dans le cadre de l’éducation informelle. Ce manuel a été conçu pour travailler avec des apprenants de 13 à 18 ans, mais les activités proposées peuvent être adaptées à d’autres groupes d’âge.SKU: 978-92-871-9024-6
Education, Human Rights
Compass – Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People (2nd edition updated in 2020) (2021)Education, Human Rights
Compass – Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People (2nd edition updated in 2020) (2021)
Human rights cannot be defended by legal measures alone. They need to be protected and safeguarded by everyone, including young people. Human rights are best respected and appreciated when we know them, stand up for them and apply them in our lives.
COMPASS provides youth leaders, teachers and facilitators of human rights education activities, whether professionals or volunteers, with concrete ideas and practical activities to engage, involve and motivate young people in living, learning and acting for human rights. It promotes a comprehensive perspective on human rights education and sees young people as actors for a culture of universal human rights.
COMPASS is a practical tool and resource for citizenship and human rights education. It is an essential companion for all those who are curious and interested in making the right to human rights education a reality for everyone.SKU: 978-92-871-8693-5
Education, Human Rights
Counter-radicalisation in the classroom (2021)
Insights from eight grass-roots projects in Council of Europe member states to address the challenges of policies to counter-radicalisation in education
This report offers an assessment of the effects of counter-radicalisation policies in the education sector, through the empirical analysis of eight grass-roots projects located in schools across the member states of the Council of Europe (Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Norway and the United Kingdom). It provides a detailed insight into how such policies are experienced in practice. The report covers three main areas. First, it offers an analysis of the legislative and political context that led to the development of counter-radicalisation policies, as well as their contestation. Second, based on qualitative interviews and focus groups with project leaders, students, teachers, educators and school managers, it provides a detailed account of the very heterogeneous type of practices encapsulated by the term “counter-radicalisation”. Finally, it shows that while some practices are in line with principles of human rights education and education for democratic citizenship, others risk undermining fundamental rights and the autonomy of education. The report concludes with some key recommendations to the Council of Europe on how to overcome these challenges.SKU: 978-92-871-8704-8
Democracy and Governance, Education, Health
Higher education’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic – Building a more sustainable and democratic future (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 25) (2021)Democracy and Governance, Education, Health
Higher education’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic – Building a more sustainable and democratic future (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 25) (2021)A particularly timely book, given the high proportion of international students and staff in higher education
Public health was the immediate concern when the Covid-19 pandemic struck in Asia, then in Europe and other parts of the world. The response of our education systems is no less vital. Higher education has played a major role in responding to the pandemic and it must help shape a better, more equitable and just post-Covid-19 world. This book explores the various responses of higher education to the pandemic across Europe and North America, with contributions also from Africa, Asia and South America. The contributors write from the perspective of higher education leaders with institutional responsibility, as well as from that of public authorities or specialists in specific aspects of higher education policy and practice. Some contributions analyse how specific higher education institutions reacted, while others reflect on the impact of Covid-19 on key issues such as internationalisation, finance, academic freedom and institutional autonomy, inclusion and equality and public responsibility.
The book describes the various ways in which higher education is facing the Covid-19 pandemic. It is designed to help universities, specifically their staff and students as well as their partners, contribute to a more sustainable and democratic future.SKU: 978-92-871-8697-3
Children and Youth, Education
Educating for a video game culture – A map for teachers and parents (2021)Children and Youth, Education
Educating for a video game culture – A map for teachers and parents (2021)
Video games: a complex medium whose popularity is growing extremely rapidly, posing new challenges in the education of children and young people
Children, teenagers and young people today live in a world profoundly influenced by technology and digital media. It has become almost impossible not to come into contact with mobile phones, tablets, laptops, console games and other forms of technology, whether for educational or entertainment purposes. Video games are an important aspect of this digital landscape and in recent years they have grown very rapidly in terms of popularity, relevance and complexity. Video games are fun, engaging and designed to capture players’ attention. These factors bring new opportunities but also new challenges for the education of children and young people.
This volume of the Digital Citizenship Education series aims to make teachers and parents – indeed all adults with an educational role – aware of the complexity of this medium as well as the potential risks and opportunities that come with it. This publication also aims to provide readers with some useful strategies to help them choose the most appropriate video games and to engage in meaningful dialogue with stakeholders.
Promoting a video game culture means generating a pedagogical reflection around video games: thinking about them as a cultural tool able to offer opportunities, not only to have fun, but also to think, learn and develop as a person. It also means considering the video game worthy of being the object of study and of an accurate and careful analysis of its characteristics, its mechanics and its language.SKU: 978-92-871-9016-1
Children and Youth, Education, Human Rights
Teaching controversial issues through education for democratic citizenship and human rights (2021)Children and Youth, Education, Human Rights
Teaching controversial issues through education for democratic citizenship and human rights (2021)
A professional development programme for teachers, designed to support and promote the teaching of controversial issues in schools in Europe.
This publication offers practical guidance, support and training to help strengthen the handling of controversial issues in schools and other educational settings. It seeks to help teachers, leaders and trainers to effectively address controversial issues as part of their everyday professional practice. This is essential if education is to equip children and young people with the competences needed to protect and defend human rights, democracy and the rule of law, to participate effectively and to live peacefully with others in our culturally diverse societies.SKU: 978-92-871-8705-5