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KeyCoNet brochure

  1. 1. EuROPEAN POliCY NETwORK ON KEY COmPETENCES iN SChOOl EduCATiON http://keyconet.eun.orgit Health Santé &cher & Consumers Consommateurs
  2. 2. http://keyconet.eun.orgABOuT ThE KEYCONET PROjECT ReseaKeyconet is a network focused on identifying and analysing initia-tives concerned with the implementation of key competences inprimary and secondary school education across europe. on the Policybasis of the evidence collected through case studies, peer learn-ing visits, videos and exchanges between network members, theproject’s final objective is to produce recommendations for policy Practand practice regarding the enablers and obstacles to a holistic im-plementation of Key competence development (Kcd).Among its 18 partners, coming from 10 countries (Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France,Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia and Sweden), are Ministries of Education/related agencies,universities/research institutes, European organizations, and practice-related partners. This richpartnership will allow for effective cross-fertilization between policy makers, researchers andpractitioners.During the project’s three year lifetime, the research partners will produce and update a literaturereview aimed at grounding policy and practice in the most recent evidence available in Europe onKCD. Network partners will select initiatives to be developed into case notes (brief descriptionsof KCD initiatives), drafted by their respective initiators according to common guidelines. Themost interesting case notes will consequently be developed into case studies (detailed analysesof selected KCD initiatives based on a rigorous methodology) drafted by researchers and policyanalysts. Videos will be made available highlighting action in practice in relation to the most in-spiring case studies. Moreover, each year, peer learning visits will take place in a country wherean interesting KCD reform has been identified, and a European mapping and country overviewswill also be produced and made available on our website, monitoring the state of progress of KCDin various countries across Europe.KeyCoNet is funded under the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, and runsfrom January 2012 until December 2014.
  3. 3. http://keyconet.eun.org KEY COmPETENCE dEvElOPmENTarch considering that traditional knowledge and basic skills are necessary but not suf- ficient to meet the complex requirements of today’s social demands in an increas- ingly competitive global economy, many european countries have already taken actions to accommodate the key competence approach in their student curricula. however, interconnected approaches whereby teacher training, student assess- ment, learning resources and school organization are all reformed accordinglytice are rather rare. the need for such a holistic approach for effective Kcd implemen- tation to take place is clear, and therefore our network will particularly focus on identifying initiatives which target interrelated action between the various dimen- sions of the education system. The network will use the European framework on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning* as a reference point, which includes the following 8 key competences: Communication in the mother tongue Learning to learn Communication in foreign languages Social and civic competences Mathematical competence and basic compe- Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship tences in science and technology Cultural awareness and expression Digital competence These key competences are all interdependent, and the emphasis in each case is on critical thinking, creativ- ity, initiative, problem solving, risk assessment, decision taking and constructive management of feelings. Although this project uses the European Framework as a reference and starting point, we are aware that key competences can be expressed and understood in different ways, according to each national context. The network will therefore embrace an open and inclusive approach, and high priority issues used as guiding prin- ciples for the revision of the student curriculum (for example, a focus on the development of the whole child, health or sustainable environmental issues), will also be considered. * Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning (2006/962/EC)
  4. 4. http://keyconet.eun.orgKEEPiNg uP TO dATE wiTh KEYCONET NEwSon our website (http://keyconet.eun.org) youcan keep up to date with the network’s news,activities and outputs on key competencedevelopment across europe, and subscribeto the Keyconet newsletter. Partners will alsoorganize national networking events annually,where you can have the chance to learn moreabout the network’s activities and results, anddiscuss the possibility of your organizationbeing associated to the network. the networkaims to increase the number of participat-ing countries and expand the diversity of itsstakeholders. check our website to see ifa national networking event is taking placesomewhere near you.hOw CAN YOu CONTRiBuTE TOANd BENEfiT fROm KEYCONET? Share your key competence development initiative/s with us by drafting case notes on the basis of guidelines that your national coordinator will provide you with on request Apply to become an associate or full member of the network by indicating your inter- est to your national coordinator Engage with the project’s outcomes which will be provided on our website as they become available during the network’s 3 year lifetime
  5. 5. KEYCONET PARTNERS http://keyconet.eun.org Ministries of education / national agencies http://www.bmukk.gov.at http://www.ond.vlaanderen.be/ http://www.education.gouv.fr/ wegwijs/AKOVhttp://www.dgidc.min-edu.pt/ http://www.ncca.ie/ http://www.tiigrihype.ee/ (national coordinator) universities and research institutes http://ife.ens-lyon.fr/ife http://www.eiesp.org http://www.statpedu.sk (national coordinator) http://www.ie.uminho.pt/ http://www.ie.ul.pt http://www.uv.uio.no/pfi/ english/ http://www.cicero.fi https://www.jyu.fi/en/ (national coordinator) Practice-related Partners http://www.ja-ye.eu http://www.rektorsakademien.se G &
  6. 6. http://keyconet.eun.org ABOuT EuROPEAN SChOOlNET european schoolnet (eun) is the coordinator of the Keyconet project. eun is a network of 30 Ministries of education in europe and beyond, and was created 15 years ago to bring innovation in teaching and learning to its key stakeholders: Ministries of education, schools, teachers and researchers. european schoolnet’s activities are divided among three areas of work: Policy, research and innovation: information sharing and evidence building. schools services: enhancing cooperation between schools across europe. advocacy: how ict and digital media contribute to transforming teaching and learning processes. Join us on http://europeanschoolnet.org http://www.facebook.com/european.schoolnet @eu_schoolnet The KEYCONET project has been funded with support from the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Responsibility for this publication lies solely with the author, and the Commission is not responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.Gesundheit Health Santé && Verbraucher & Consumers Consommateurs Gesundhei & Verbrauc

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