The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) is a Council of Europe institution to which thirty-three countries currently subscribe. The ECML assists its member states in addressing challenges within their national education systems by:
The work of the Centre focuses primarily on priority areas in member states such as migration and language education, plurilingual education, mobility and intercultural learning, new media in language education, evaluation and assessment, early language learning, content and language integrated learning, employment and languages. Teacher education is at the core of its work. ECML activities are complementary to those of the Council of Europe’s work related to the development of policies and planning tools in the field of language education and the Secretariat of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.
Within the framework of its 4-year programmes, the Centre works together with ministries, language experts, national institutions and international language organisations. Through its programmes, the ECML provides a platform for gathering and disseminating information, stimulating discussion and training multipliers in matters related to language education. It also maintains Europe-wide networks for teacher trainers, researchers and educational administrators.
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This book and CD-ROM have been produced as a practical guide for those who are beginners in the field of teacher education – though experienced teacher trainers may find it interesting and useful, too. The book covers four main aspects of a teacher trainer's work:
the professional identity and the roles and tasks of the trainer; preparing for training events (including analysis of training needs); running training courses (with emphasis on facilitation and managing discussions); assessment and evaluation of training. The CD-ROM which accompanies the book is a very practical complement with over 60 worksheets which can be used as activities in training courses. In addition, there are PowerPoint presentations which can be used and adapted by the teacher trainer, together with background articles and bibliographies.
Editors: Gabriela S. Matei, Mercedes Bernaus, Frank Heyworth, Uwe Pohl and Tony Wright
Target group(s): teacher educators
Publication year: 2007
Gabriela S. Matei
Gyakorlati útmutató és kelléktár kezdő tanárképző szakemberek számára: TrainEd könyv (HU)
Guide pratique du formateur - Kit TrainEd (FR)
First steps in teacher training: A practical guide “The TrainEd Kit” (EN)
TrainEd Website (EN) (FR)
Please use the following bibliographic reference if you choose to cite any part of this resource:
Matei Gabriela S. (2007),
First steps in teacher training: A practical guide “The TrainEd Kit”, Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg.
Matei Gabriela S. (2007),
First steps in teacher training: A practical guide “The TrainEd Kit”, Council of Europe (European Centre for Modern Languages), Graz,
available at , accessed 24 Feb 2024.
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