Develop new skills even as you share intercultural experiences in an enjoyable setting like Greece. Funding is available through the LLL Programme, and the deadline for applications is September 17, 2012.
Service training grants are now available for participation in lifelong learning programs offered in Piraeus or at the summer resort Loutra Oraias Elenis, in Korinthos, Greece. Courses are organized by IDEC and aimed at those working at schools and training organizations registered in the Grundtvig - Comenius database.
Projected courses for 2012 - 2013 include:
- International Development Officer (Grundtvig, Comenius)
- Stress Prevention in Training Organisations (Grundtvig)
- Stress Prevention in Schools (Comenius)
- Evaluation and Quality Assurance (Comenius)
- Software Assisted Skills Assessment Methodology (Comenius)
Learning new skills, or sharpening old ones, is an essential component of professional and personal development, and an affordable endeavour thanks to scholarships from your National Agency. The deadline for grant applications is September 17, 2012.
If you are interested in participating, register on-line or fill in the registration form and return it by e-mail (email@example.com) or fax: +30 210 4286228. The number of participants in each training course is 16 and applications will be treated in priority order.
ODS is the result of collaboration between 51 organisations from 23 countries. The aim is to create a socially-powered, multilingual open learning infrastructure to boost the adaptation of eLearning Resources in Europe.
- To empower stakeholders through a single, integrated access point for eLearning resources from dispersed educational repositories
- To engage stakeholders in the production of meaningful educational activities by using a social-network style multilingual portal, offering eLearning resources as well as services for the production of educational activities;
- To assess the impact of the new educational activities, which could serve as a prototype to be adopted by stakeholders in school education
Upon the completion of this project, Open Discovery Space will have contributed to the modernisation of school education, supported stakeholders in acquiring digital competences, stimulated demand for innovative eLearning resources and engaged teachers and pupils in the development of innovative educational practices. Crucially, this project will strengthen European integration by increasing cooperation across state borders, bringing together different cultures and supporting multi-lingual practices.
More information about the innovative aspects of this project is available on the ODS home page.
Through the work of the partnership – 9 members coming from different European countries - it focuses on the development of new Educational tools and new forms of Training, combining the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the need to explore in its complexity the developing concept of European Identity.
Digital media have an important role both in everyday life and in Culture and therefore a role to play in Education and Training, offering the opportunity to learn within both informal and formal approach and responding to the needs to improve and update an educational system in a Europe living a great generational change.
The project seeks to develop a pedagogical approach for Key/Transversal Competences acquisition, which is based on the use of media production and specifically on the production of Audio-visual Documentaries. By creating the methodological basis for this technical product, the project translates a specific technical process, into a learning tool.
Moreover, in order to satisfy the need to study the changing perception of European Identity at its various socio-geographical levels, the main theme underlining the project is “Imagining Europe in 2111”. The different partners will apply these principles within the boundaries of their respective countries and will exchange information and know-how in order to draw a comprehensive outline of the evolving European consciousness, projected into the future.
The objectives are:
- To develop a new pedagogical tool applicable to different target groups and, what is more important, to both informal and formal learning contexts. The “Video-Doc Making” becomes a new learning model, through which the project develops an educational method designed to promote growth and enhancement of the person. Referring to social constructivism, the product must work as a cultural heritage. Each step of the process allows to acquire knowledge and to live constructive experiences.
- To promote key competences acquisition, both for the partners and the target groups: each of the necessary steps for the Audiovisual product corresponds to a specific competence area. Besides, the complementary nature of the Partnership is functional to the development of a shared activity based on the exchange of information and know-how.
- That applies also to the promotion of a new didactic path: the sharing of knowledge is the foundation of the model promoted by the project. Not a traditional vertical approach to teaching but a network environment breeding on the exchange.
- Accordingly, the partners will provide training to different target groups in order to promote both ICT use and Key and Transversal competence acquisition throughout the whole lifelong learning domains.
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On Thursday 11 May, the Council of the EU adopted a general approach on the new integrated Erasmus for All programme proposed by the European Commission. This will replace the current education, training and youth programmes for the 2014-2020 period, and add a new dimension, sport.
The Council nevertheless introduced some changes in the Commission’s proposal, notably the introduction of a separate youth chapter with a separate budget for youth.
Read more and access the official press release on the European Commission website.
Morebackground information about the original proposal and FAQs are available here.
In EDEN's series of interviews with keynote speakers at the 2012 EDEN Annual Conference, David White - Honorary Director General at the European Commission - talked to Steve Wheeler about his life, his passions and what he believes about technology supported education.
Read the complete interview here.
"Education is relational!"
Find out what David White thinks about the impact technology has had on lifelong learning across Europe in the last two decades and what the future will hold for traditional ecuational institutions.
The new Europass website continues to open doors to learning and working in Europe
After almost 7 years of helping citizens make their skills and qualifications clearly understood across Europe, the Europass website has now acquired a new, modern graphic identity.
The new site includes a navigation section, Europass and you, which provides quicker access to the most popular information, according to personal interests.
The Europass website and the online Curriculum Vitae and Language Passport editor continue to attract more and more citizens every month (1.2 million visits in November 2011).
O Euro Rail é um jogo que simula uma viagem de comboio pelas capitais dos países da União Europeia. Quem quiser fazer uma viagem pela União Europeia e usufruir deste itinerário, sem pagar bilhete, só tem de entrar no EURO RAIL.Trata-se de um jogo para ser jogado por equipas de 2 elementos, que decorre através de uma aplicação do FACEBOOK
A Conference hosted by Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič.
The Lisbon Treaty introduces a new form of public participation in European Union policy shaping, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). As required by the Treaty, on a proposal from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council adopted a Regulation which defines the rules and procedure governing this new instrument (Regulation (EU) No. 211/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council 16 February 2011 on the citizens' initiative).
The ECI will allow 1 million citizens from at least one quarter of the EU Member States to invite the European Commission to bring forward proposals for legal acts in areas where the Commission has the power to do so. The organisers of a citizens' initiative, a citizens' committee composed of at least 7 EU citizens who are resident in at least 7 different Member States, will have 1 year to collect the necessary statements of support. The number of statements of support has to be certified by the competent authorities in the Member States. The Commission will then have 3 months to examine the initiative and decide how to act on it.
In accordance with the Regulation, it will only be possible to launch the first European Citizens' Initiatives from 1 April 2012.
Classroom4.eu is a project that tries to map the cultural history and civilization of Europe as an exchange and communication process with the help of a student-designed wiki. European history is connected with the regional and local research: Students describe in short essays how their city, their region has participated in the European innovation processes. The project aims at all European upper secondary schools, and especially promotes an independent, research-based and propaedeutic learning.
For further information see also: http://www.classroom4wiki.eu/