"AVANZANDO HACIA EL BILINGÜISMO "
Start date: Jun 1, 2016,
End date: May 31, 2018
The project “Meeting the Bilingualism” was born to answer the changes that are been produced in our society as well as their reflection in our education system. Departing from the particular analysis of our Secondary School and the situation of education in our town, some changes are taking place to permit our school centre to offer a better and varied answer to the demands of our pupils.This fact has led us during the last years to lay down a European Plan of Development (EPD, from now onwards), aimed at trying to find a global improvement of our Secondary School. Following this idea, last year our school centre asked for a KA2 project, together with other four secondary schools from Europe which, after been approved, we will coordinate during two years and at the same time it will be the answer to some of the assigned objectives by the Europe Strategy 2020, such as the promotion of the European citizenship and the improvement of the linguistic competences in our pupils and teachers. The project “Meeting the Bilingualism” permits the advance of those objectives outlined in our EPD, focusing the first stage on our teachers. In this way, the existing request in our town for implementing bilingual studies in Secondary Education (being our school centre the only Secondary School in our town) and the need to improve the academic results and the management of the school centre, all these are the basic pillar that support the need for this project. This idea has led us to lay down a working outline focused on the improvement of the teachers´ training to deal with the challenge that implies the establishment of bilingual educations with the best guarantee. Furthermore, the project helps us with a better organization in our Secondary School. In this way, several are the competences intended to be improved with the involvement of our teachers in the different activities planned in this project, for example:• Competence in the foreign languages.• Methodology, or• Promotion of the European Citizenship. In order to achieve the objectives laid down, a group of teachers from different departments and/ or members of the education management team of the Secondary school have been selected to attend courses about linguistic education, CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and periods of observation. The acquired knowledge and experiences lived by these teachers will serve in a second part of the project to provide a quality education to our pupils that will allow us to create a better working environment resulting in an organizational improvement of the school as well as the strengthening of working ties with the other Secondary schools.Another crucial item of this Project is the organization around it where team work is encouraged. For this reason, an Erasmus Team has been set up, organized in different offices that will help with the control and the monitoring of the project that will be developed along it. This way of working, through questionnaires and plans to schedule the tasks will improve the management and the better use of the project.On the other hand, an ambitious spreading plan of the activities and results has been designed to allow a wide number of people to take part in this project, producing in this way a great repercussion (great impact) in the project itself. This spreading plan comprises actions of local, regional, national and international nature, being of paramount importance the use of digital means for the spreading of the results during and at the end of the project. In this way, some of these means of communication will be: eTwinning platform, Erasmus+ platform, EPALE (Electronic European Platform for Adults Learning), official website of the Ministry of Education in the Region of Murcia, website and Facebook of our Secondary School, among others, as well as traditional means of communication such as writing press, radio and local television.Last but not least, I´d like to highlight that the sustainability in time of the project is completely ensured as there have been a lot of organizational and pedagogic changes included in the General Didactic Programme in our Secondary School and the curricula in the Departments.
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