This course is one half of the main tangible and transferable outcomes of the New Educations project. The other half of this package is the Methodological Guide for Developing Transversal Skills of Students, which can also be downloaded from this New Educations web site. This course provides the theoretical and pedagogical background that teachers and educators of all levels and of all subjects can use to try and work with the New Educations approach for teaching and learning transversal skills. In this course you will find a theoretical introduction to each of the nine domains of the New Educations. Each introduction provides a justification for the domain that was selected, an overview of specifically the skills and competences that are being addressed in the domain, and an overview of the methodologies that support these.
The course handbook follows the structure of the nine domains: each chapter is dedicated to one of these themes. The chapter starts with a theoretical reflection and motivation and then describes learning objectives, the skills addressed and a possible methodological approach. Where relevant the Course refers directly to the Guide for examples, clarifications or very specific concrete guidelines. The Course refers also directly to the Activities that are directly related as an example or application for the domain. Each workshop has a defined objective, time allocation, list of resources needed to implement the activity, an evaluation of the impact of the activities and a conclusion with a tangible and non-tangible result. The activity descriptions in the Guide can be used and/or adapted to serve as your lesson plans or merely as inspiration.