FWC associates Kerstin Wittig and Yiannis Laouris travelled to Sofia/ Bulgaria last week to implement a 2-day training for teachers on Development Education. The training was organised by the Bulgarian C.E.G.A. Foundation, in collaboration with FWC, ScotDec and KADE and took place within the EU-funded project 'Accessing Development Education'.
The training brought together 18 teachers from Sofia and other regions of Bulgaria and introduced them to the concept of Development Education, which is still fairly new to most teachers in Bulgaria and other new European member states. The participating teachers had the opportunity to explore a diverse range of teaching resources, methodologies and activities, and to discuss how these would best fit into the Bulgarian school curriculum.
The Accessing Development Education project is compiling and online database of successful teaching resources on Development Education and is currently producing a teachers' manual, which will be published in Cyprus, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Scotland and Ireland. For more information about the project, please contact the project coordinator here.