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 guide has been produced to offer assistance to those responsible for, or involved in, educational projects related to language education. It is hoped that it will be of help specifically to participants in ECML workshops and other activities, but also to those undertaking projects in other contexts. It is the result of a preparatory study and a workshop in Graz on “innovatory approaches to language education” held in November 1999 and two regional workshops held in Budapest and Liechtenstein in 2000. Many of the ideas in it come from the facilitators and participants in these workshops.
Target group(s): teacher educators
Publication year: 2002
Guide de gestion de projets (FR)
A guide to project management (EN)
Please use the following bibliographic reference if you choose to cite any part of this resource:
Heyworth Frank (2002),
A guide to project management, Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg.
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European portfolio for pre-primary educators - The plurilingual and intercultural dimension 11538
Language skills for successful subject learning - CEFR-linked descriptors for mathematics and history/civics 11095
Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources 10592
Teaching the language of schooling in the context of diversity - Study materials for teacher development 9590
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Collaborative community approach to migrant education - A virtual open course for educators 8265
A European learning network for professionals supporting work-related second language development 8081
A pluriliteracies approach to teaching for learning 8033
ECML publications for plurilingual and intercultural education in use - Tools and ideas for dissemination 7900
Towards whole-school language curricula: Examples of practice in schools 7652
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