INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON EUROPEAN IDENTITY LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAM. COMENIUS ACCOMPANYING ACTION PROJECT NUMBER 510134 510134-LLP-1-2010-NL-COMENIUS-CAM Project Co-ordinating Institution:Hogeschool Edith Stein, M.A. de Ruyterstraat 3, NL 7556 CW Hengelo, The Netherlands NL-7556 Project implementing Institution Autonomous University of Barcelona. Faculty of Education. University Campus. 08193 Bellaterra, Spain Tel:+34935811230. Maria.Villanueva@uab.cat Participants Accomodation: Hotel Campus. University Village. 08193 Bellaterra. http://http://www.serhscampushotel.com http:// Duration March 20th (day of arrival)- March 26th (departure) Project partners Austria: Pedagogische Hochshule Steiermark, Graz Belgium: Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel Latvia: University Educational Circle, Riga Netherlands: Hogeschool Edith Stein, Hengelo Spain: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Turkey: Uludag Universitesi, Bursa Number of participants: 20
Goals:During the international in-service course for teachers: 1. Learning materials already developed for teacher trainees within the Comenius project named FACE-IT, will be disseminated. 2. Mixed group of teachers from several European countries transform these learning materials into teaching material that can be used by their pupils. 3. The materials developed by the course participants will be brought toghether as online teaching materials, including a teacher’s guide and bundled into an e- book, that will be plublished on-line 4. Course participants will learn how to work within a digital community ( Moodle) where they vcan upload the materials developed and share their experiences of usage 5. The most important meaning of this course is to enhance the mobility of teachers and to give the teachers tools to work with European Dimension in education in Europe.By working toghether in mixed European groups, producing teaching materialstoghether, the European Dimension in schools will be improved and internationalcollaboration between schools will be promoted and stimulated. A spin-off effect ofparticipating in this ETSize course might be the stablishment of a “European Teacher”network of universities and schools.Language of instruction: EnglishOutcome:A group of 4 teachers will work internationally toghether and create internationalteaching material as well as teachers’ guide to be transformed in an e-book during theETSize Conference in Bursa, Turkey, from 6-10 September, 2011-03-07Preparation task:1. Introduce yourself on www.facebook.com/european.teachers2. Download the document: (attached pdf). Read the article and formulate your answer to thequestion “What is a European teacher”? Place it in the discussion forum in Facebook. Max. 10lines3. According the European Commission’s European Principles for teacher competences andqualifications “Teachers play a crucial role in supporting the learning experience of youngpeople and adult learners. Their profession, which is inspired by values of inclusiveness and theneed to nurture the potential of all learners, has a strong influence on society and plays a vitalrole in advancing human potential and shaping future generations”. Concerning thecompetencies of a European teacher: reflect on the professional situation in your country. Willyou have enough asssistance in order to achieve these competencies? On a local, regional,national level?4. Students should bring to the first meeting, some object, image, element… representative oftheir cultural heritage and to introduce it to the rest of participants.Evaluation and certificationAt the end of the intensive course, teachers will present their teaching material (and teacher’sguide), produced to be tested out by their pupils (April-June 20112). After testing, they will getthe feed back on the Moodle platform. The teachers participanting in the intensive course, willget a certificate of attendance.
Programme of the courseFinancial issuesACCOMODATION AND MEALSThe project will cover accomodation and common meals (breakfast, lunch and dinners) will be provided.TRAVEL COSTS • Participants will be refunded their travelling costs to Barcelona up to a maximum of 300€. Some exceptionalities can be considered only in those participants travelling from farest countries. • In order to get your travel costs refunded, the official invoice of your flight must be given to the course coordinator as well as the boarding passes. When booking online, please make sure you obtain an invoice from the airline company at their desk at the airport before flying to Barcelona, • Local travel to and from the airport will be refunded providing public transport is used. Public transport tickets must be handed to the course coordinator • Taxis will not be refundedPRACTICAL INFORMATIONBarcelona Airport is at 12km from the city. Take the AEROBUS just at the outside doors of the Airport, toPlaça Catalunya, (Catalonia Square). Frequency: every 6 minutes. Time of journey: around 30 minutes.Fare: around 5€.From the bus stop, walk to the underground railway station . The station is at the top of Ramblas,the most famous street in the city. There are two lines that will take you to the university: the S2 (Sabadell)and the S55 (Universitat Autonoma). Take a 2 zones ticket (2,15€). Go out at BELLATERRA station (notUniversitat Autònoma!). Once there, youll have to walk through a small wooded area. It is about 300 mwalk to the Hotel Campus. There are trains every 12 minutes. Waiting to meet you very soon. Maria Villanueva Barcelona, 6/3/2011
Written MentionThis project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication[communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsiblefor any use which may be made of the information contained therein.