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On March 28-30, 2016, the National School of Judges of Ukraine in cooperation with the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” and the joint EU and CoE Project “Consolidation of Justice Sector Reform” is holding the training for trainers who will subsequently deliver training to candidate judges.

The training is being conducted by the leading European experts Kikki Sundelin (Sweden), Isabel Thomás García, Senior Judge, Trainer and Head of the International Department at the Judicial School of the General Council for the Judiciary of Spain, Artur Ozimek, regional judge of the Regional Court in Lublin, a lecturer of the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution in Krakow (Poland), Petros Alikakos, Judge, CEPEJ expert, HELP focal point at the National School of Judges and Prosecutors (Greece). The experts will contribute different knowledge, skills and techniques and as well give the trainers opportunity to practice and develop their own training skills.

The training will cover inter alia the following issues:

  • how to choose the most effective method that would help to achieve certain educational purposes;
  • how to develop practical tasks (situational tasks / plots) for different purposes;
  • how to teach practical tasks (methods of teaching);
  • how to apply a method the best, at what stage of the class;
  • selection and preparation of material for a specific method (including case-method and role play);
  • best and bad practices of teaching;
  • what methods are used to verify if the objectives of the training have been achieved.

Development methodologies and teaching using the methods applied at Polish and Spanish training institutions for candidate judges will also be considered in the very details. There will be a separate issue dedicated to HELP – Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals – as a component of candidate judges training curriculum.

The training program is focused on interpretation and meaning of non-verbal signals, different ways of possession of the audience, relations between trainers and trainees.