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Cross disciplinary peer learning using ICT
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Cross disciplinary peer learning using ICT-tools. Background The background for this project is the desire to modernize the teaching methods in our schools as well as improve teacher and students digital literacy, create a local source of pedagogical resources and a uniform digital learning environment. In this project we hope to achieve better cooperation between students combining peer-learning and ICT which may lead to better results for the students. The project objectives are; modernizing education by finding methods for peer learning for teachers as well as students to share good practice by using ICT. Improving attainment in basic skills for young people such as language skills and ICT-skills. Improving students ability to analyze, communicate and ability to manage information. improving students knowledge about European institutions, countries and culture. Improving school staff competences in language and ICT as well as teaching methodology. Find methods to implement cross disciplinary work Project partners The total number of partners in this project is 5. Kvarnbyskolan in Sweden will coordinate the project and will be in charge of implementing peer-learning methods and standards. The Nautical school in London has a dedicated ICT department, the Danish school, Kjellerups skole, bring skills of entrepreneurship. The French school Collége Elsa Triolet is specialized in Arts. The Finnish school, Uotilanrinteen Peruskula, follows the successful Finnish model of engaging students in becoming responsible for their own learning. Activities To reach these goals the partners will work together in a four different subject areas one per semester. (A) Promoting computer literacy and safe behaviour online. During the first semester we will learn new techniques and skills which we will be able to use throughout the project. (B) Promoting inter-cultural awareness (C) Promoting Creativity and Entrepreneurship (D) Promoting Linguistic skills During these thematic studies all partners will work on activities or work tasks, entrepreneurship skill will be incorporated continuously wihin the project. We will communicate using different ICT-tools such as Skype, Google drive, Google site, Facebook. Outcomes of the activities will be shared as pod casts, movies, e-books, tutorials etc. The project will contain mobilities so the students can learn more about everyday life and culture in other European countries. During these mobilities we will teach the students new skills. After a mobility the participants will teach new skills to their peers. Methodology to be used in carrying out the project Local project groups with both students and teacher will be set up in the individual schools as well as international project groups each containing one student from each project country and a teacher who will monitoring the process and give guidance. Teacher seminars will be organized to further train teachers in peer-learning as well as ICT-skills. To deepen the cooperation-experience there will be mobilities where the international project groups will meet and learn new skills and review their results. Results and impacts The expected results for this project are by working together and sharing good practice to meet the needs in future society. We hope to demonstrate based on improved student results (compared to students not involved in the project) the effectiveness of peer learning implemented on ICT platforms. Impacts on pupils; Improving their social abilities Improving their linguistic abilities Improving their ICT skills Making friends in other European countries Raised self-awareness as a European citizen Gaining experience researching a subject, making presentations and disseminating it Taking responsibility for once own learning. Impacts on staff; The teachers will improve their knowledge of teaching methods; they will enlarge their vision concerning the new and modern techniques of teaching and methodological knowledge by collaborating with their colleagues from other countries and organizations. The project.enables teachers to get an international cooperation-experience which leads to professional growth by; Reflecting upon different ways of approaching tasks Getting to know other school systems and teaching methods Improving their capacity of communicating in foreign languages by modern techniques Planning and implementing a project on a European scale. Getting new impulses and encouragement for the daily routine. Starting up networks between participating teachers. Impact on participating institutions; The project leads to international friendships and networks amongst participants and participating schools because of the multinational dimension of education. Improve new teaching methodology Enrichment of school life (activities, school-homepage etc.) Experience in managing international projects. Improving cooperation among teachers
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