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Training Pack for Teachers in Crisis Contexts

What is it?

The Training Pack for Teachers in Crisis Contexts ("TiCC Training Pack"), developed by the Teachers in Crisis Contexts Collaborative (TICC) in 2016, is an inter-agency, open source training pack designed to build basic teaching competencies for teachers. 

The pack is comprised of a short Introductory Training Pack, which introduces foundational skills, and four Core Modules, developed around a set of 28 teacher competencies, that go into more depth and support teacher professional development over time. The modules are designed to introduce teachers to key concepts and skills by modeling participatory, interactive, learner-centered pedagogies that teachers can experience and then try in their classrooms. The pack includes a facilitator guide, a participant handbook, and PowerPoint slides for each component of the training, with supporting contextualisation and implementation guidance.

Who is it for?

The TiCC Training Pack builds basic teaching competencies for unqualified or under-qualified teachers, who are often recruited to teach in emergency settings (e.g. refugee/IDP camps, conflict-affected areas, post-natural disasters, and/or with highly vulnerable populations). The materials can also be used with qualified teachers who require refresher training or support in critical areas who find themselves now teaching in crisis-affected environments.

Core Competencies for Primary School Teachers in Crisis Contexts


Why should I use it?

The TiCC Training Pack responds to a critical gap in open source, competency-based teacher training materials that provide coverage of foundational knowledge and skills required by teachers in crisis contexts, where teacher training is often limited to ad hoc workshops. The pack provides the basis for a pre-service and in-service training program which can be used in its entirety to prepare teachers in crisis settings, but is also flexible enough for adaptation and use of selected modules or sessions according to the local needs of teachers.

Where can I find the materials?


Title Description and Links

Complete TiCC Training Pack

Includes all trainer and participant documents, including PowerPoints. 

English (.zip, 10MB)

Introduction to the materials

Guidance on using the pack, facilitator tips, sample evaluation and assessment tools, and more.

(PDF) English, French

Introductory Training Pack (ITP)

(12 session; 23 hours)

The Introductory Training Pack (ITP) provides a fast-track introduction to key concepts and competencies covered in greater depth in Core Modules 1-4. The ITP was created especially as a pre-service introduction for new teachers or for use when time is constrained.

Core Modules

(18 sessions; 60 hours)

The core modules cover the four domains: Teacher’s Role & Well-being; Child Protection, Well-being & Inclusion; Pedagogy; Curriculum & Planning. Each module is made up of 4-5 sessions with detailed facilitator guidance. The four modules are intended to be used for continuous professional development over a period of time.
The Modules At-A-Glance pages provide an overview of the topics covered in each training.

*Please note, while subject knowledge is an essential teacher competency domain due to the specialized content areas of literacy, numeracy and other subjects, it is not covered in this training package.

Modules At-a-Glance (PDF) - English

Module 1 – Teacher’s Role & Well-being

  • Facilitator Guide (PDF) - English
  • Participant Handbook (PDF) - English
  • PowerPoint Slides (PPT) - English

Module 2 – Child Protection, Well-being & Inclusion

  • Facilitator Guide (PDF) - English
  • Participant Handbook (PDF) - English
  • PowerPoint Slides (PPT) - English

Module 3 – Pedagogy

  • Facilitator Guide (PDF) - English
  • Participant Handbook (PDF) - English
  • PowerPoint Slides (PPT) - English

Module 4 – Curriculum & Planning

  • Facilitator Guide (PDF) - English
  • Participant Handbook (PDF) - English
  • PowerPoint Slides (PPT) - English

Creative Commons License
Creative Commons LicenseThis resource, published by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

You may freely use, modify, and share this resource; and your adaptations are subject to the same license as the original. Credit: INEE and Teachers in Crisis Contexts Collaborative (TICC), ‘Adapted from the Training Pack for Teachers in Crisis Contexts’.


How was the training pack developed?

The TiCC Training Pack, published in 2016, is a product of a unique collaboration between global and regional education experts, teacher training experts, graduate students, field practitioners and teachers. The pack was commissioned by the Teachers in Crisis Contexts Collaborative (TICC) and was developed in stages by members of TiCC, external consultants, and a team of graduate students at Teachers College, Columbia University. The pack has been peer reviewed by a range of EiE specialists, and has been field tested in Kenya and Iraq.

How can I share feedback on recent use of the tool? 

The TiCC is interested in learning how the training pack is being used, in order to improve the pack for future use. Please provide as much detail as possible on your usage of the training pack via this feedback form

Questions should be directed to [email protected].