21. sajandi õppija
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2016
A change in the approach to learning expects different methods for teaching, learning and leading of the school. We often hear that schools need to become more interesting (therefore the initiative of Huvitav Kool has been established) and we need to support each individual learner to keep the motivation and desire to study. If we want that people working in schools are able to do that, we need to enhance their own competences and keep their motivation high as all the necessary changes in the people start within. Change is possible when employees are offered opportunities to experience good practices and to develop their own skills.
Regarding the above, the objectives of widely-directional mobility are the following:
- raising the competence of teachers, support staff and school leaders to support each individual student and ones development;
- raise the motivation ;
- to create the positive, safe and developing environment in the classroom and also on the organisational level, that support the motivation and inspiration to learn, self-reflection and creativity.
The general aim of the project is connected with the school’s vision and mission - to increase the school satisfaction through implementing the change in the approach to learning.
The objectives will be achieved thanks to the active participation in teacher training courses and job-shadowing programme in Krakstad Skole Norway.
The participants in the mobilities are teachers (English, Estonian language and literature, Mathematics teacher for SEN students, drama teacher), psychologist and members of the management (Director of Studies and Head of School). A prerequisite for the selection of participants is that they are willing to share their experience and information obtained to other colleagues and to keep the mobility blog. Participants are also those who contribute to the school development activities.
Project management begins with setting specific goals and activities and notifying participants. The basis for assuring the quality of the project is trust and effective cooperation between the parties involved. Each participant has to sign a mobility contract , which stipulates the assigned use of the grant and obligation of the project follow-up activities. It also ensures the personal responsibility ensuring the success of the project by each participant. In the job-shadowing programme it is an important to have constant communication with the host organization, which will be ensured by the use of various ICT tools. The successful implementation of the project is related to the continuous monitoring that allows to detect potential problems early enough and prevent possible bottlenecks.
The most direct impact of the mobility project is on the participants, and through them it is possible to achieve results such as new methods and ideas within the school and the classroom, which includes both the specific techniques (management of group processes, trust building with students, creating positive environment, didactical methods etc) as well as the school's development in the wider aspects such as grading as a part of curriculum, support systems and school management. Since all starts with setting the example, the mobility project contributes to the increase of motivation and quality of performance of each participant, which on the other hand is indirectly affected by both the pupils, colleagues and parents. All the mobility actions are necessary in order to increase the participants' awareness of muutunud õpikäsitusest, to initiate discussions on the necessary changes in their organization.
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