ICT for Improvement and Creativity in Teaching
Start date: 01 Jun 2016,
End date: 31 May 2017
The topic of our project is connected to teaching and learning foreign languages, ICT –new technologies- digital competencies, improvement and renewal in education, and its content is related to quality developing institutions and methods. 11 members of our staff take part in the mobility: teachers, subject teachers, technical support employees and further 9 people from our school help the project.The professional methodology courses for foreign language teachers are essential in order to assure and develop the quality of education in our standard and special language classes. We would like to send three English language teachers to methodology training courses to Ireland: one primary school teacher (on the topic of methodology of communicative language teaching, development of educational materials, improvement of students’ commitment towards learning, support motivation, development of 4 language skills), one secondary school teacher (new applications and programs in ICT, usage of online quizzes, digital storytelling, slideshow and podcast), one head of department (on the topic of ICT, presentation, video, website creation/Wiki, blogs applications, webquest usage and joyful learning). During the mobility the cultural knowledge of the English teachers will enrich, they will be able to collect authentic materials for themselves and for the school library. In the future we would like to cooperate with the teachers we met on the courses and we will share our materials with them. Our school does a pioneer work in the renewal and modernisation of the educational sector in Hungary with Smart Programme tablets. The programmes and application to this technology requires ICT knowledge and usage of English. We need to develop our teachers’ foreign language competencies in Erasmus+ programme. Each participant in the project has been improving their communicative skills and an intensive language course in the target country would enhance their efficiency. The participants of the language course would be three primary school teachers from different areas, three secondary school teachers (teaching Biology-Chemistry, Mathematics-Physical Education, Hungarian Language and History), two staff members (an administrative coordinator and IT system manager). We consider that it is important to employ experts on every level of our institution who can play active role in innovations and partnerships and not only in Hungarian. The foreign mentality, attitude, spirituality, methodology will influence the participants directly. Their educational and teaching methodology, mentality will develop and it will determine their future work. The transformation of teaching methodology will influence our students and hopefully it will generate more successful language learning strategy. The experiences will infiltrate into the daily practice, it will be recorded in the school pedagogical program in order to be maintainable and confirm the development.The primary result will be the development of foreign language competencies, broadening ICT knowledge and improvement of educational methodology. On the basis of this as a school innovation we will create a collection of exercises which contain Smart Tablet teaching materials. The benefit of this progress will be more effective subject teaching and language teaching, more successful exams and our students will pass the foreign language competency test with higher results. Our aim is to start European cooperation to improve our students’ chance of further education. In the long run we want them to become efficient members of our society. Concerning multiculturalism we will share European values which will influence our institution and thus improve the educational system as well.
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