Jean Monnet ProgrammeKey Activity 1 “Learning EU at School”Bringing Europe to School Teachers (Β.Ε.S.T)Academic Coordinator: Dr. Foteini AsderakiLecturer, Department of International and European Studies
University of Piraeus,Greece
The aims of the project to “Bring Europe to School Teachers” bytraining and educating teachers of primaryschools on EU issues using ICTs (web 2.0,social media, EDUglogster, wikis, blogs,animoto, storybird etc)
to familiarize teachers with the existing EUteaching material and encourage them tocontribute to the wider spread of it
to develop new teachingmaterial such as an e-book andan e-game
to “Bring Europe to Schools”through teachers who will act asknowledge multipliers towardsprimary school 12 years oldchildren and their families.
The specific objectives of theproject, are:a) to stimulate teaching and reflection activities of theprimary school level teachers and children in the field ofEuropean integration studies;b) to create a human network of teachers in promoting EUmaterial in their schools;c) to enhance knowledge and awareness among teachersin primary education and among European citizens;d) to develop new didactic and pedagogical material andtools for the ages of 9-12 years old;e) to motivate teachers to develop innovative,inderdisciplinary and pedagogical methods for teachingEU issues at schools;e) to promote teachers’ and in consequence childrens’creativity for organising EU activities.
Selection criteria Professional experience Academic qualifications / training ICT and foreign language skills Interest on EU issues Geographical dispersion Teachers, languages’ teachers, musicians,trainers, post-graduate and doctoralstudents
Two training seminars12-13 January 2013 EU structure and functioning European Educational and ICT Policies Diversity, fundamental rights and childrens rights Teaching Europe through Art Greek participation in EU Familiarization with web 2.0 and social mediaapplications (e.g EDUglogster, wikis, blogs, animoto,storybird etc) EU teaching material (teachers’ and kid’s corner) EU games and European institutions’ simulationexercises
16-17 March 2013 Cyclades Museum: Teaching EU throughmuseum education Talking with MEPs: “The Future of Europe” Erasmus in Schools, e-twinning,Asynchronous learning platforms EU activities’ presentations by teachers Consultation and proposals for theimprovement of the e-book and the e-game