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Recently, the Education Centre PRO DIDACTICA hosted the visit of the Lithuanian expert DAIVA PENKAUSKIENE, the director of the Centre for Modern Didactics in Vilnius, on the occasion of launching a new Moldovan-Lithuanian project, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania from the Co-operation Program for the Development and Promotion of Democracy. The duration of the project will be one year until April 2019, addressing pupils aged between 15 and 18 years who study Civic Education and / or optional discipline “European Integration for You”. This initiative promotes activities to prevent and eradicate corruption in the state by educating conscientious, critical and responsible citizens, by implementing anti-corruption education in secondary education.

The objectives of the project include: To develop anticorruption education module and test it with teachers, implementing course “Education for EU integration“; To develop learning materials for students; To develop dissemination channels and in-country support network in this respect. The target groups of our intervention will be school teachers of the “European Integration for You” course and the students involved; as direct beneficiaries will be the AO EC PRO DIDACTICA and the educational community in Moldova, and as indirect beneficiaries – other NGOs and state institutions responsible for preventing corruption, etc.

This module will complement the school curriculum “European integration for you” as well as the curriculum of Civic Education and guidance, and will be made available to users in digital format. The module will support the implementation of anti-corruption activities at state level, thus helping the National Anticorruption Center to implement its action plan on eradicating the anti-corruption phenomenon. During the visit, the Lithuanian expert met the project team, the project experts Eugenia NEGRU and Rodica ESANU, who debated the concept and the expected results of the project, with an emphasis on promoting good practices inspired by the Baltic countries. Also, two educational institutions from the capital were visited, who will be involved in the future project: TL “Prometheu-Prim” and TL “Aristotel”. The guest was impressed by the interest and the openness of the teaching staff and of the administration and by the motivation of the pupils for studying and applying good practices for the uprooting of the corruption phenomenon at various levels.

We concluded on the importance of this investment in human resources and in the development of teaching materials that will remain in the system and will perpetuate the impact of successful experiences that will contribute to building a democratic society, governed transparently, with involved and honest citizens.

Finally, we invite teachers interested in this issue who will teach in the next school year, the  optional course “European Integration for you” in high school, send a motivation letter (within a standard A4 page) for involvement in the project, until July 20, at: vpostica@prodidactica.md. They will benefit from a training program (at the end of August this year) at EC PRO DIDACTICA, from teaching materials and by the status of teacher-experimenter during one semester – all confirmed by an authorized certificate.

Coordinator: Viorica Goraş-Postică,
tel. 069366848



On 27 December 2017, over 40 teachers and managers from different localities of the country, as well as the representatives of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research and of the General Departments of Education participated at the final Conference of the project “Peace education through promoting culture of good neighborhood in primary schools”.

The event takes place within the above-mentioned project, implemented throughout the Republic of Moldova, including the Transnistrian region and the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia, with the financial support of the international network for peace building – GPPAC (The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflicts) www.gppac.net. The objectives of the activity include: the interim evaluation of the piloting of the optional discipline “The Culture of Good Neighborhood” in the fourth grade with the title “My Country- my pride”; analytic scrutiny of curricular contents of this subject; facilitating an exchange of experience on the piloting of discipline in the 4th grade, but also launching it’s extensive promotion process on the whole of the republic.

The curriculum of this subject is structured on the following modules: Geographical Environment; History; Traditional and contemporary culture; The neighbor’s language; Axiology and Conflictology and proposes the development of a coherent set of specific competences, such as: forming a responsible and respectful attitude towards the locality, the native country as a fundamental element of the patriotic education; enhancing the social competence and responsibility of young people for the well-being of their country, necessary components of civic sense; developing skills for dialogue and negotiation, dispute resolution and conflict situations, in accordance with democratic principles and principles of peace culture; showing a lasting interest in the history, culture, life and problems of the country; forming a constructive attitude towards the development and optimization of the situation in the country; active involvement in forming a personal position and the ability to generate new constructive ideas.

Among immediate successes recognized by children and teachers include: acquiring new and interesting theoretical themes, even if some are more voluminous; memorizing some original poems; detailed analysis of the proverbs proposed in different languages of the cohabitating ethnic groups in the Republic of Moldova; working with different dictionaries; varied analysis of new words; composition of some texts, using certain terms from different areas of life; practicing interactive tasks of comparison, logical analysis, interpretation, but also representation of children’s vision through drawings, symbols, emblems, etc.

We continue to expect a sustainable impact of the project activities, shown by peaceful and civilized behavior of children, teachers and parents in their communities, but also by using functional knowledge for constructive and peace building interaction and good understanding in any other contexts. The mission of all participants will be to promote peace education in a extended way, encouraging the culture of good neighborhood of all inhabitants, regardless of the language they speak, their ethnicity, religious confession or other preferred values.

Project Coordinator: Viorica Goraş-Postică, dr.hab.prof.univ. interim.,
tel. 069366848, vpostica@prodidactica.md