World Culture

The new subject "World Culture" will be introduced to the 11th grade students of the secondary schools in 2010-2011 academic year. The course will contribute to make the students aware of the culture as the basis for the similarities and differences; to develop the positive attitude towards the cultural diversity, elaborate the skills of tolerance and successful communication in multicultural environment.


მემორანდუმი Natia Jokhadze, National Curriculum and Assessment Centre Director and Nino Chikovani, Head of the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Dialogue Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University signed the Memorandum of Agreement.

New Curriculum 2011-2016 elaborated by NCAC offers general educational institutions up to 40 elective subjects and World Culture among them. In 2010-2011 World Culture is being piloting in 12 Public and 2 Private schools in Tbilisi and in several regions of Georgia.

The subject will be implemented on the secondary level (in the X, XI, XII grades) in general educational institutions.

Above mentioned Memorandum includes variety of activities to ensure implementation process of the subject World Culture: mutual support in information, consultation and methodical spheres, conducting try out lessons, promotion of interest towards the culture as phenomenon and Cultural Studies in general in Georgian educational institutions, cooperation with UNESCO Cultural Politics and Intercultural Dialogue Department, etc.

Training for the Teachers

The new selective subject "World Culture" will be piloted in 12 public and 2 private schools of Tbilisi and different regions of Georgia during the 2010-2011 academic year. The subject program was developed by the subject matter working group of the National Curriculum and Assessment Center.

Teachers of 14 schools of Tbilisi, Samegrelo, Imereti, Kakheti and Kartli passed the training on September 6-9. 11th graders from Rustavi secondary school #2 took part in the training as well.

Teachers were trained by the experts of the National Curriculum and Assessment Center: Professor Vladimir Vardosanidze - project coordinator, Nana Dalakishvili – head of the Department of Teaching Materials and their implementation, Shalva Mekravishvili – history teacher of the Rustavi secondary school #2, as well as specialists of the Institute of Culture Studies, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University: Professor Nino Chikovani, Associate professor Ketevan Kakitelashvili, Assistant professor Maia Kvrivishvili, PhD student Irakli Chkhaidze.

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