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How I Developed Ireland


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Apresentada em Novembro de 2007 em Ennis- Irlanda, num Curso no âmbito do programa Comenius 2.1

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How I Developed Ireland

  1. 1. <ul><li>How I developed my school library” (?) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Grandslam way? </li></ul></ul>5th -10th November 2007 Ennis, Ireland
  2. 2. Before starting… I’m touched to be again in Ireland… - Nice dungeons - Nice proverbs…
  3. 3. Before starting… Who am I?
  4. 4. Where I come from
  5. 5. Where I come from
  6. 6. The Portuguese School Library Net <ul><li>Since 1996 ( 11th anniversary) </li></ul><ul><li>1800 (30%) Schools supported </li></ul><ul><li>65% of the students supported </li></ul>More information, in English:
  7. 7. Where I come from
  8. 9. e-mail: [email_address] WEB: EBI da Charneca de Caparica inaugurated in the school year of 1993/1994
  9. 10. EBI da Charneca de Caparica <ul><li>Basic school - compulsory education with </li></ul><ul><li>Students aged 6 to 16 </li></ul><ul><li>3 cycles: 1st cycle (4 years) </li></ul><ul><li> 2nd cycle (2 years) </li></ul><ul><li> 3rd cycle (3years) </li></ul>inaugurated in the school year of 1993/1994
  11. 12. THE SL/LC LOROSAE SL/LC is an important part of our School and all students, teachers and staff may use its facilities. SL/LC develops its activities according to the UNESCO SCHOOL LIBRARY MANIFESTO and is integrated in the Portuguese National Library Net and in the Municipality Library Net. The Learning Centre was named LOROSAE as a tribute to East Timor people and means rising sun
  12. 13. Our starting point… In September 2002, I became the new SL/LC coordinator. I’ve some facts… Number of students: 650 (aprox.)
  13. 14. Our starting point… I’ve some facts… I have a TEAM working with me
  14. 15. SL/LC Staff <ul><li>A Team of different areas support the activities of the Learning Centre </li></ul><ul><li>These teachers have as main tasks : </li></ul><ul><li>support the students that use the centre, </li></ul><ul><li>answer to their questions, </li></ul><ul><li>give suggestions and inform them about the centre learning facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  15. 16. SL/LC The coordination Team I’ve a Team of 4 teachers working more closely with me… We’ve weekly meetings where we: - Organized the SL activities according a plan of action - Evaluated our work according with the main goals of the SL - …
  16. 17. Our starting point… And about… Ideas ?
  17. 18. The role of SL/LC in my School <ul><li>The Learning Centre has had an important role in the learning process, promoting: </li></ul><ul><li>Readging and Information literacies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The use of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the aquisition of reading habits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research skills </li></ul></ul>essential tools for a long-life learning .
  18. 19. <ul><li>It’s very important making students understand: </li></ul>SCHOOL CHALLENGES IN A CHANGING SOCIETY The meaning of a Long-life learning <ul><li>Learning is more than learning by listening to information produced by others. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning also means the ability to access to information and deal with it. </li></ul><ul><li>Why and what the knowledge of the different subjects is useful for. </li></ul>
  19. 20. HOW DO WE TRY TO FACE THIS CHALLENGE, SINCE 1996 ? Trying a different school organization: <ul><li>Making different evaluation documents (centred in the students’ skills) </li></ul><ul><li>Searching new learning styles – promoting abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Improving teachers’ cooperative work in the organization of students’ learning processs </li></ul>
  20. 21. AT THE CURRICULAR DEPARTMENT AT THE CLASS COUNCIL WORK ORGANIZATION Looking at the syllabus according to the skills referred in the national curriculuml Building a class curricular project Improving teachers’ cooperative work
  21. 22. SCHOOL CHALLENGES IN A CHANGING SOCIETY WHAT STRATEGIES FOR THIS CHANGE? <ul><li>Promoting a new curricular approach </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting directed training for students, teachers and other school staff to use all the Learning Centre facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Learning Centre as a real learning centre for students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing new learning spaces to the students’ timetables </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating a higher cooperation among the class teachers’ team </li></ul>
  22. 23. Our starting point… And about… Ideas ? The GrandSlam Project
  23. 24. The GrandSlam project and the development of the SL/LC Lorosae During three years we’ve learned/shared lots of very important ideas during our meetings/conferences/informal talks: <ul><li>The SL is an idea, not a space. All school could/should be a SL/LC </li></ul><ul><li>If the SL closed one day, what would change at school? </li></ul><ul><li>The SL did not happen by chance </li></ul><ul><li>The resources are important , but more important is what you do with them </li></ul>
  24. 25. The GrandSlam project and the development of the SL/LC Lorosae During three years we’ve learned/shared lots of very important ideas during our meetings/conferences/informal talks: <ul><li>Transforming information into knowledge is the main goal of the SL </li></ul><ul><li>We are facing the same challenges in all Europe, concerning Education and the place of the SL at School </li></ul><ul><li>In all Europe we are trying to promote reading habits (reading for fun/pleasure) </li></ul><ul><li>The SL Development  The School Development </li></ul>
  25. 26. The progression from School Library to Learning and Information Centre A conceptual change incorporating changes in learning style and promoting the development of lifelong learning skils The GrandSlam project and the development of the SL/LC Lorosae School Library Printed based materials Multimedia Centre Print Multimedia CD-DVD Audio visual ICT GrandSLAM Learning and Information Center focus on eLearning Independent Learning Supported self study New learning styles Lifelong Learning
  26. 27. SL/LC and GRANDSLAM PROJECT <ul><li>SL/LC has developed a lot of activities in accordance with GrandSlam main aims and a SL/LC Plan of action : </li></ul>
  27. 28. SL/LC ACTIVITIES 2003-2006
  28. 29. SL/LC support to curricular and extra curricular activities Statistics show SL/LC important role to achieve two main School Project and SL/LC targets: <ul><li>Put the students in touch with new technologies, using ICT in their learning as a condition to get success in a changing society </li></ul><ul><li>Reading pleasure- How to succeed? </li></ul>
  29. 30. SL/LC ATTENDANCE IN THE DIFFERENT SCHOOL YEARS 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 school years visitors School Library frequency Number of students: 650 (aprox.)
  30. 31. ICT ROOM/ROOMS ATTENDANCE IN THE DIFFERENT SCHOOL YEARS 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 school years visitors Number of students: 650 (aprox.)
  32. 33. LOANS (HOME REQUISITIONS) IN THE DIFFERENT SCHOOL YEARS school years Loans - all school 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 00 01 01 02 02 03 03 04 04/05 05/06 06/07 Number of students: 650 (aprox.)
  33. 34. HOME REQUISITIONS – 2nd and 3rd cycles Loans 2nd and 3rd Cycles 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 00 01 01 02 02 03 03 04 04 05 05 06 06/07 Number of students: 650 (aprox.) Loans – 2nd and 3rd Cycles
  34. 35. PRINTED DOCUMENTS Number of printed documents 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 until 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Number of students: 650 (aprox.)
  35. 36. Last News: <ul><li>It means that we can organize our school in some fields in a different way trying to promote the students’ success. </li></ul><ul><li>It was the end of a evaluating process of my school in which the SL was also included. </li></ul><ul><li>Last September my school and more nineteen schools (in a total of 7000 schools) signed the first “autonomy contracts” in my country. </li></ul>
  36. 37. The Grandslam way? <ul><li>Until now, I’ve been in touch with hundreds of teachers in a training context. </li></ul><ul><li>You must be sure that some of the best Grandslam ideas have been disseminated </li></ul><ul><li>One of the reasons for being invited to work in the Portuguese School Library Net in 2006 was the success of the Grandsalm project. </li></ul>
  37. 38. The Grandslam way?
  38. 39. A poem O SONHO Pelo sonho é que vamos, Comovidos e mudos. Chegamos? Não chegamos? Haja ou não frutos, Pelo Sonho é que vamos. Basta a fé no que temos. Basta a esperança naquilo Que talvez não teremos. Basta que a alma demos, Com a mesma alegria, ao que é do dia-a-dia. Chegamos? Não chegamos? -Partimos. Vamos. Somos. Sebastião da Gama The DREAM For the dream is that we go, Touched and in silence We will arrive? We wont arrive? It has or hasn’t fruits, For the dream it is that we go It is enough the faith we have. It is enough the hope in that we wont perhaps have. It is enough that we offer the soul with the same joy, to that it is of day-by-day. We will arrive? We will do not arrive? We leave. We go. We are. Sebastião da Gama
  39. 40. <ul><li>How did WE develop my school library” </li></ul>Let’s return to the beginning More information (in English) can be found at the web page of the CRE Lorosae SL/LC: