Cowie, H. & Jennifer, D. (Co-ordinating team, UK), Chankova, D. & Poshtova, T. (Bulgaria), Deklerck, J. & Deboutte, G. (Belgium), Ertesvåg, S. K. & Samuelsen, A. S. (Norway), O'Moore, M. & Minton, S. J. (Ireland) and Ortega, R. & Sanchez, V. (Spain) © (2006)
The VISTA training is a flexible package of materials designed to meet the training needs of schools throughout Europe. It is arranged in five Modules. Each Module contains a number of Units as described below. Materials are suitable for use by all members of the school community, including educators at pre-school, primary and secondary levels and specialist provision, policy makers, NGOs, parent groups, local communities, social services and young people themselves. There are three main elements to each Unit in the training materials: pre-reading texts or activities, Unit materials and resources, and further reading and activities. Unit materials take the form of lectures or presentations, activities and discussions. Participants who wish to continue studying a topic between Units are encouraged to do so by following the additional materials listed at the end of each Unit.
For an overview of modules and units please view the Module Index
information on current research and practice about violence reduction and prevention
needs analysis including preparation and planning, implementation, and review and evaluation
pupil and school self-audit, and strategies for improving the school and classroom climate
exercises on conflict resolution, mediation, restorative practice, peer support
exercises for integrating a WSA with political initiatives