Schools as well as sport clubs are an important vehicle to facilitate integration and foster positive, intercultural learning experiences. The objective of the project is to help address the intercultural challenges schools, clubs, teachers and coaches are facing. It aims to develop innovative, evidence-based intercultural pedagogy in physical education and coaching.
From 23rd to 25th of September 2019 the Training of Trainers Implementation Meeting was hosted by the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) in close cooperation with the University of Vienna.
Using the modules and study units developed by experts within the project, selected physical education teachers, trainers and coaches were familiarized with the EDU:PACT objectives and trained in providing intercultural learning activities in existing PE and coaching programmes.
The meeting was followed by the 15th ENSE Forum on September 26 and 27, 2019, with more than 100 participants from many European countries. In this setting we were able to conduct an International Dissemination Event, presenting EDU-PACT to PE experts from all over Europe.
“We were happy to finally implement the modules developed in this project, and to give teachers, trainers and coaches useful tools to deliver positive, inclusive, intercultural learning experiences. Presenting the EDU-PACT project and its objectives to a broad audience and PE experts from different European countries during the ENSE Forum was a full success, we received a lot of positive feedback“, says Harald Tschan, project coordinator and Head of the Department Training Science at the University of Vienna.