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					ROMANIA

                     Media literacy based on human rights
                           (Follow-up to the Pestalozzi Module series)

1.    General approach and framework :
      The general aim of the training activities of the Pestalozzi Programme is to train education
      professionals to become multipliers for Council of Europe standards and values in education.

      The work is based on three main pillars
      -      Content : standards and principles as well as project results of the Council of Europe
      -      Methodology : learner-centred, peer-training, collaborative work on issues of common
             concerns to find fit solutions for diverse contexts
      -      Four-fold concept of competences development : developing sensitivity and awareness,
             knowledge and understanding, individual practice, societal practice

2.    Number :                                         CoE 2010 1013-1016 Romania

3.    Related Council of Europe Project :
      Media and information society division/ Division media et société de l’information
      http://www.coe.int/T/E/Human_Rights/media/

      Pestalozzi Programme, Trainer training modules on media literacy development
      www.coe.int/pestalozzi

4.    Dates :                                          13/10/2010 – 16/10/2010

5.    Deadline for application :                       31/08/2010

6.    Working language(s) :                            English

7.    Venue :
      Address :       PRAHOVA (to be completed)

8.    Number of available places :
      15    participants from the signatory States to the European Cultural Convention
      10    participants from the host country

9.    Target group :
      Teachers, teacher trainers, school librarians, other education professionals interested.

10.   Focus of the training activity :
      The workshop will focus on discussing and exploring the practices of young people with regard to
      Web 2.0 applications and how to deal with it in the classroom relating them to the respect of human
      rights and dignity.
      The applications of WEB 2.0 technology have generated an increased interest, especially among
      children and youth, but also rejection reactions from the adults’ part, especially from teachers. The
      youth has gained “ownership” over these means of communication, whereas the teachers have
      excluded themselves from the group of users and beneficiaries.

      In today’s schools many teachers are revolted at the idea that their students could grade them
      publicly. Although everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the use of such a right
      implies the responsibility of respecting the rights and reputation of the others. The applications of
      WEB 2.0 technology are actually more integrated in the every day life of an increasing number of
      people than teachers expect.

      During the programme one will share examples of good practices both from the host country and
      from other countries represented at the seminar. For the workshop, the selected participants will be
      asked to prepare a report concerning the situation in the field in their own country.

11.   Expected results :
      The workshop will promote the use of WEB 2.0 tools by teachers in order to diminish the knowledge
      gap between them and their students (being well known the huge advance students have over
      teachers) and emphasizing the fact that this must be related to the issue of respecting the human
      rights.

      After the workshop teachers:
           will know more about the relationship between new media and human rights
           will have a better idea about the use of WEB 2.0 tools by teachers in other European countries
           will benefit from good practices presented during the meetings
           will have the opportunity to become a part of an European network on “Media Literacy based
            on Human Rights”

12.   Outline of programme :
      For three days, several workshops conducted by experts, representatives of different organizations,
      involved in promotion of new media and in promoting human rights and child rights, will allow
      participants to get in touch with the situation in Romania. At the same time, they can actively
      participate, presenting their own case studies and examples of good practice. Thus, the workshop will
      generate an added value in the field of knowledge of Media Literacy Based on Human Rights”

13.   Organising body :
      Name & Address :        Inspectoratul Scolar al Judetului Prahova
      Tel :                   ++ 40 244 577 551
      Fax :                   ++ 40 244 577 400
      E-mail :                isjph@isj.ph.edu.ro
      Web site :              www.isj.ph.edu.ro

14.   European Workshop Director :
      Name & Address :    Aurel Graur
      Tel :               ++ 40 244 577 551
      Fax :               ++ 40 244 577 400
      E-mail :            aurel.graur@gmail.com
      Web site :          www.isj.ph.edu.ro




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15.   Travel and subsistence expenses :
      Travel expenses :
      Participants from the signatory States : Travel expenses of those participants are covered by the
      Council of Europe according to the rules.
      Participants from the host country : Travel expenses of those participants will be undertaken by their
      sending bodies.

      Subsistence expenses :
      Subsistence expenses will be covered by the host country for all participants from 24/10/2010 at 6
      p.m. to 28/10/2010 at 1 p.m. Any travel or activity, included in the programme of the European
      Workshop, will also be taken in charge by the host country.

16.   Other information :
      The success of the training activities depend on the commitment of all the participants. By accepting
      to participate in the Pestalozzi programme, participants and facilitators agree to participate actively
      and assiduously in all the phases of the activity.

      Travel day is 24/10/2009. Registration shall be completed by 6 p.m. The first evening will be dedicated
      to get-to-know-each-other activities.

      Any additional hotel nights than those already mentioned in the program will be on participant’s
      charge.

      Requested date (and hour) of arrival of participants :           24/10/2010      at       6 p.m.
      Requested date (and hour) of departure of participants :         28/10/2010      at       1 p.m.
      Participants must arrange their travel in order to match these dates and hours as far as they can.

      Information for participants from the signatory States to the European Cultural Convention :
      Travel expenses : Participants benefiting from reimbursement of their travel expenses by the Council
      of Europe are advised to consult carefully on the website the section about “Rules”. Application form :
      Candidates must send their application form duly completed to the National Liaison Officer of their
      country of residence. All information available on : http://www.coe/Pestalozzi




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