The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was founded in 1968. The founders aimed to establish four principles of autonomy: freedom to select teaching staff, admission available to all students (but with a limited number), freedom to create its own study plans and freedom to administrate the University's capital. It is therefore a young university, but in its short history it has moved forward at a rapid pace.
UAB at a glance: 30,406 undergraduate students 4,657 graduates (2006-2007) 12,426 Postgraduate and continuing education students 2,346 Foreign students 78 Undergraduate courses 334 Postgraduate and continuing education programmes 183 masters degrees 88 Doctoral programmes 372 PhD dissertations
International activities of the faculty: participation in projects (1992-2007)
Participation in Postgraduate and PhD courses in Argentina, Chili, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua, Venezuela. In service Training of Early Childhood School Teachers in Chili. In service training of Secondary Teachers in Chili and Argentina. Participation in other international exchanges
New skills, new challenges for educators to learn and teach for:
Living and working together in a intercultural and diverse society.
Avoiding misconceptions and stereotypes
Introduction of a compulsory subject on Europe with the aim of a better knowledge of Europe as a common geographical, cultural and historical framework:
Reading the map of Europe: an approach to the territory
2. Peoples, cultures and borders: a difficult puzzle to set
3. From a Europe of migrants to a Europe of immigration
4. A long and complex process: the European Union
5. Europe in the school: actions and programs.
EUROPE, a new framework for teaching
An international study environment where to share learning activities with students from other cultures A favourable setting to promote a better intercultural understanding of foreign cultures and their values. · The experience of being immersed in a foreign language and culture. · The possibility of working in a Primary school, through a period of practice · A way to enhance their training and personal growth. From February to May, 2008. The Faculty of Sciences of Education offers a 15 ECTS cross-curricular course for international students: Educating and teaching in intercultural societies Intensive course in Catalan language. 3 ECTS Intercultural communication and group dynamics. 3 ECTS Territory, culture and education in Catalonia. 3 ECTS Education in International context and European projects management. 3 ECTS Diversity and education. 3 ECTS OPTIONAL: Teaching Practice. 7 ECTS
The UAB partners offers their contribution to the FACE IT Project
Awareness on culture as common European heritage
Knowledge on cultural, social and historical issues
Experience in intercultural teaching
Background in the teaching about Europe
Expertise in curriculum development projects
Skills in international project work and management
Course on European Issues (compulsory on the second year of undergraduated trainees)
Education for Citizenship and Human Rights (open to all the university students)
Art Education (Visual culture for Early Childhood and Primary Education)
International course ”Educating and teaching in Intercultural societies” (for Erasmus students)
Master course on Intercultural Education
http:// www.uab.cat UAB Participants A cross-disciplinar team: Maria Villanueva Culture, Territory and Citinzeship Geography Department International Exchange Coordinator Montserrat Rif à Art education, Culture and Curriculum Art Education Department Jesús Granados Citinzenship and Enviromental Education Social Sciences and Languages Department Other teachers and researchers from the Faculty of Educational Science wil collaborate as participants.
Coordination of Cultural heritage
Participants in Citizenship education and school concepts