Et size european citizenship international course_programme
ETSIZE: EUROPEAN TEACHER SYNTHESIZE INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME, COMENIUS ACCOMPANYING ACTION PROJECT NUMBER: 510134-LLP-1-2010-1-NL-COMENIUS-CAM Project Co-ordinating Institution:Hogeschool Edith Stein, M.A. de Ruyterstraat 3, 7556 CW Hengelo, The Netherlands Project Implementing Institution: Hogeschool–Universiteit Brussel, Stormstraat 2, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Course Co-ordinator: Bart Hempen Tel: 0032 512 32 59 Fax: 0032 512 80 14 E-Mail: email@example.com Address of participants’ accomodation: Maison Notre Dame du Chant-dOiseau Avenue des Franciscains 3a, 1150 Brussels http://www.chant-oiseau.be Duration: April 3rd, 2011 (day of arrival) – April 9th, 2011 (day of departure) Project Partners: Austria: dagogische Hochschule Steiermark, Graz Belgium: Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel Latvia: University Educational Circle, Riga Netherlands: Hogeschool Edith Stein, Hengelo Spain: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Turkey: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Bursa Number of participants: 20 1
GOALS:During the international in-service course for teachers called European Teacher Synthesize(ETSize):1. Learning materials already developed for teacher trainees within the Comenius project named “FACE IT” will be disseminated.2. Mixed groups 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 together as online teaching materials, including a teachers’ guide and bundled into an e-book, that will be published online.4. Course participants will learn how to work within a digital community (called moodle), where they can 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 the European Dimension in education in Europe.By working together in mixed European groups, producing teaching materials together, theEuropean Dimension in schools will be improved and international collaboration betweenschools will be promoted and stimulated. A spin-off effect of participating in this ETSizecourse might be the establishment of a "European Teacher" network of universities andschools.LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:The courses will be taught in English.OUTCOME:A group of 4 teachers will work internationally together and create international teachingmaterial as well as a teachers’ guide to be transformed into an e-book during the ETSizeconference in Bursa, Turkey from 6-10 September 2011.PREPARATION TASK: 1. Introduce yourself on www.facebook.com/european.teachers 2. Visit http://www.see- educoop.net/education_in/pdf/workshop/tesee/dokumenti/european- teacher.pdf , read the article and formulate an answer to the question “What is a European teacher?” Focus on the aspect “European Citizenship”! Max. 10 lines, place them on the discussion forum on facebook. 3. According to the European Commission’s European principles for teacher competences and qualifications „Teachers play a crucial role in supporting the learning experience of young people and adult learners….. Their profession, which is inspired by values of inclusiveness and the need to nurture the potential of all learners, has a strong influence on society and plays a vital role in advancing human potential and shaping future generations.” Concerning the competencies of a European teacher: reflect on the professional situation in your country? Will you have enough assistance in order to achieve these competencies? On a local, regional, national level? 4. Students should be able to present the nutrition aspects within their countries science education curriculum. 5. Students must prepare the materials needed for the presentation before coming to Belgium, including information in written form available for all participating students. 2
EVALUATION AND CERTIFICATION:At the end of the course teachers present in group the teaching material (and teachers’guide) they have produced to be tested out by their pupils (April – July 2011). After testingthey will give their feedback on the moodle platform.The teachers who participate in a course will have receive an "European Teacher" certificate:European Citizenship.Provisional programmeDAY MORNING AFTERNOONDay 1 (Sunday Arrival + registration +3/4/2011): getting to know each otherDay 2 (Monday 9h30 Opening session: words of 1h-2h Workshop “Intercultural4/4/2011): welcome dialogue”. By Michèle Vanleke, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel 10h–12h Workshop “What is a European Teacher? Focus on 3h30-5h Visit to the European European Citizenship, health Parliament: What can Europe do for aspects. By Bart Hempen, education? By Karel Demeyer, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel Infopoint of the EP in Belgium 12h LunchDay 3 (Tuesday 8h30-9h30 Workshop “EU politics, 2h-4h Visiting a Flemish primary or5/4/2011): the Hanvey model” by Henny Oude secundary school in Brussels Maatman, Hogeschool Edith Stein 5h Reflection on the school visits 9h45-10h45 Workshop “Sustainable development” by Dr. Jesús Granados, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 11h-12h Introduction into Education in Flanders. By Dr. Oliver Holz 12h LunchDay 4 9h–10h15 Lecture on “eTwinning”. 1h Group formation (4 groups of 4(Wednesday By Sara GILISSEN, Co-ordinator persons) choosing one aspect of6/4/2001): eTwinning, Flemish Ministry of citizenship, that they would work Education out for their pupils. 10h30–12h “What can Comenius do 1h30 Introducing the Moodle for you and your pupils?”. By platform Renilde Knevels, European Project Manager, Flemish Gouvernement, 2h-5h Starting up the creation of Landcommanderij Alden Biesen teaching materials for pupils (working in 4 groups) 12h LunchDay 5 9h-12h Continuation of the creation 1h-3h Continuation of the creation(Thursday of teaching materials for pupils of teaching materials and the7/4/2011): (working in 4 groups) teachers’ guide for pupils (working in 4 groups) 12h Lunch 4h Cultural trip: chocolate museum, stripmuseum 3
DAY 6 (Friday 8h30-12h Preparing the 13h Evaluation of the course8/4/2011): presentation and presenting the teaching materials, the teacher’s guide and the plans to use them. 12h LunchDAY 7 Day of departure(Saturday9/4/2011):Financial issues:ACCOMODATION AND MEALS: The project will cover the costs for accommodation and common meals, i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinners will be provided.TRAVEL COSTS: Participants will be refunded their travelling costs to Brussels up to a maximum of EUR 300! Please do search for lowcost flights (vueling, air Baltic,SN Brussels Airlines FLEX tickets,...). In order to get your travel costs refunded, the official invoice of your flight must be given to the course co-ordinator 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 Brussels. Local travel to and from the airport will be refunded providing public transport is used. Public transport tickets must be handed over to the Course co-ordinator. Taxi’s will not be refunded! Upon arrival in the Maison Notre Dame du Chant-dOiseau participants will receive a 10 journey ticket for travelling in Brussels.Please note: travel cost to Brussels can be refunded up to the maximum amountindicated. If the real costs exceed these maxima, these expenses are to be madeby the participant themselves. No transfer of money in advance.PRACTICAL INFORMATION:Address of participants’ accomodation:Maison Notre Dame du Chant-dOiseauAvenue des Franciscains 3a, 1150 Brusselshttp://www.chant-oiseau.beJourney from the Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) to the Maison Notre Dame du Chant-dOiseau: At the airport go to the railway station at the -1 LEVEL and buy a single ticket to BRUSSEL-CENTRAAL station (17 minute journey). At the BRUSSEL CENTRAAL STATION walk towards the metro (7 minutes walk), buy a single journey and take line 5 in the direction of HERRMANN-DEBROUX (final station) get off at the metrostation THIEFFRY Get out of the THIEFFRY metro station and take bus 36 in the direction of KONKEL (final stop), get off at bus stop VOGELZANG Walk about 100m to the AVENUE DES FRANCISCAINS 3a (backside of the church), follow the Maison Notre Dame du Chant-dOiseau signs. With kind regard from Bart Hempen Brussels, 4/3/2011 4
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