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Context Tallinn0607

  1. 1. eTwinning in The Context of 21st Century Europe
  2. 2. 21st Century 2000-2999 Challenges to education? Challenges to Europe?
  3. 3. What changes in society ? 21st Century: Society
  4. 4. 21st Century :The Knowledge Society
  5. 6. The culture of youth
  6. 7. Key capabilities for learners Stephen Heppell <ul><li>20 Century capabilities for learners Conformity, compliance, working alone, standardisation </li></ul><ul><li>Key Capabilities for 21 century learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity, ingenuity, collaboration, communication, community, standards </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Key Features of 21st Century Technology Stephen Heppell <ul><li>Mobile Phones: TV Set: </li></ul><ul><li>mp3 Player media player </li></ul><ul><li>still camera media editor </li></ul><ul><li>video camera browser </li></ul><ul><li>organiser game console </li></ul><ul><li>radio, games, watch… conference phone </li></ul><ul><li>And a phone! And a TV </li></ul>
  8. 9. What is 21st Century Learning? php ? option=com_content &task=view&id=254& Itemid=120
  9. 10. 21st Century Content. : Global awareness Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy Civic literacy Health and wellness awareness
  10. 11. Learning and Thinking Skills. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Communication Skills Creativity and Innovation Skills Collaboration Skills Information and Media Literacy Skills Contextual Learning Skills
  11. 12. Life Skills Ethics Accountability Adaptability Personal Productivity Personal Responsibility People Skills Self Direction Social Responsibility
  12. 13. What About 21st Century Europe? Migration Diversity Culture Economic growth & development
  13. 14. Education Goals in Europe eLearning Acquisition of Languages European Citizenship Lifelong Learning
  14. 15. EU Recommendation on key competences for lifelong learning <ul><li>1) Communication in the mother tongue; </li></ul><ul><li>2) Communication in foreign languages; </li></ul><ul><li>3) Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology; </li></ul><ul><li>4) Digital competence; </li></ul><ul><li>5) Learning to learn; </li></ul><ul><li>6) Social and civic competences; </li></ul><ul><li>7) Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship; and </li></ul><ul><li>8) Cultural awareness and expression </li></ul><ul><li>EU Reference Framework of 8 key competences: </li></ul>
  15. 16. The Challenge to Teachers Chalk and Talk no longer Sufficient The Challenges of New Technology The Development of a European perspective The Development of 21 Century Educational Skills
  16. 17. Team work become more evident Collaboration Problem Based Learning Facilitating Developing trans European learning experience
  17. 18. Opportunities to network Access to resources and teaching materials Opportunities for collaborative & innovative projects Teachers need:
  18. 19. Which Brings us to <ul><li>eTwinning! </li></ul>
  19. 20. What is eTwinning? An initiative of the European Commission to give an opportunity to as many EU children as possible to communicate with other children in other EU countries using Information and Communication Technologies at school.
  20. 21. What are the Aims? <ul><li>Promote School collaboration across borders using ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Bring European dimension into school curricula </li></ul><ul><li>Involve whole schools </li></ul><ul><li>Improve skills of teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare pupils for European future </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>National Support Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National promotion of eTwinning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring of projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance to schools and partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National events, competitions, training sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with other National Support Services, Central Support Service and European Commission </li></ul></ul>Who does what?
  22. 23. What are the Aims? <ul><li>Promote School collaboration across borders using ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Bring European dimension into school curricula </li></ul><ul><li>Involve whole schools </li></ul><ul><li>Improve skills of teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare pupils for European future </li></ul>
  23. 24. Central Support Service: European Schoolnet <ul><ul><li>General information on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedagogical advice, kits and guidelines to eTwinning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner finding tools and virtual environments for partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European events and prizes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Collaborate with National Support Services and European Commission </li></ul></ul>
  24. 25. The Portal <ul><li> </li></ul>
  25. 26. Main Values of eTwinning <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Among students and teachers of the same school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Among students and teachers of different countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New ways of communication – us ing ICT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School gets closer to life situations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>European dimension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of different cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curiosity, openness and tolerance </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>eTwinning gives schools the opportunity to become part of a collaborative learning community </li></ul>Benefit for Schools <ul><li>A level of built-in quality assurance in the project because of the national and international support and support tools </li></ul>Opportunity for personal professional development of staff
  27. 28. More Benefits <ul><li>A recommendation of the school for parents </li></ul>Provides an easy possibilities for your school to participate in international projects Offers a recognised and accepted way to introduce and use new technologies in a pedagogical way The portal offers a safe secure environment for teachers and pupils
  28. 29. And <ul><li>It costs you nothing! </li></ul>
  29. 30. eTwinning is Unique? <ul><li>It is simple and non bureaucratic </li></ul><ul><li>It offers a unprecedented level of support </li></ul><ul><li>It offers the opportunity for the work in you school to be recognised </li></ul><ul><li>It offers the opportunity for the work in your school to be rewarded </li></ul>
  30. 31. Recognition and Reward <ul><li>Publicity for the School </li></ul>Quality Labels: 1. National Quality Label 2. European Quality Label
  31. 32. <ul><li>Statistics 12/09/2005 </li></ul><ul><li>No. of registered schools: 6000+ </li></ul><ul><li>No. of partnerships: 800+ </li></ul><ul><li>No of teachers involved: 7000+ </li></ul>
  32. 33. 09/06/2006
  33. 34. 08/02/07
  34. 35. 04/05/2007
  35. 36. <ul><li>“ Perhaps the most original thing about eTwinning is that it concentrates its efforts in providing schools with tangible and intangible infrastructures for putting their own projects in place. eTwinning is very much a teacher–driven action. “ </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>J á n Figel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> European Commissioner </li></ul></ul>
  36. 37. 09/06/07
  37. 38. vision cooperation Leadership
  38. 39. 6 minutes of Leadership, Vision and Imagination
  39. 40. Jan Figel <ul><li>3 pillars to European education: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>quality and effectiveness; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>universal accessibility; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>openness to the wider world . </li></ul></ul></ul>
  40. 41. Implications for Schools <ul><li>School & Teachers will continue to play a key role </li></ul><ul><li>Together we can become agents of change </li></ul>Thank you for your attention