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Inovativnost, kreativnost, otvorenost - znanje za budućnost
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

PROJECT: Innovation, creativity, openness - knowledge for the future is a project of the braće Radića elementary school, a small school with a status of the school with difficult conditions for work and works in a rural surroundings of the Split-Dalmatian county in Dalmatian zagora. Difficult work conditions, a small number of pupils, bad traffic connections with bigger centers, in average bad social and economical conditions of our pupils make the school a crucial place for not only an educational but also an upbringing segment. The challenges our students face are the main motivation points because of which we want to realize the set project goals in order to provide them with the feeling of equality both in the society we live in but also wider in the EU society . GOALS: 1. School internalisation – through the staff who are going to mobilities in the EU area and a larger number of the staff who will create/participate in projects like eTwinning projects, joining the EU projects the educational process will become better in a way that the lessons will get a European dimension through a direct connection with pupils from other EU countries and an intercultural change of these countries traditions and values. 2. Training of (non)educational staff to improve educational process – going to mobilities abroad the the staff will exchange the experiences with other participants from other EU countries on the mobility and they will have the opportunity to implement and adapt good practice in their own lessons and learn to implement creativity, critical thinking, the use of new technologies, practice project and research teaching, the knowledge about different intelligences and learning styles will raise awareness with teachers about the necessity of applying creative and innovative methods to make all pupils equal, to share their own experiences about the EU country where the staff training will take place. 3. Improvement of school curriculum and the school plan and programme – through participating in EU projects projects which are organized at a school level will get a European dimension and elective foreign language courses will in this way will become more motivating for pupils to choose a second language as an elective subject, extracurricular activities in STEM subjects will become a place where pupils will through project and research lessons have the opportunity to apply the theory into practical work and not only learn but also understand the STEM topics. 4. Implementation of new technologies and innovative approaches in education – new technologies are necessary to connect with teachers from the EU and organize EU projects like eTwinning projects, to continue their professional development through e-learning and webinars, to direct and teach pupils how to use new technologies for learning. TARGET GROUP: Teaching and non-teaching school staff that can achieve goals set by this project. 5 members of the school staff who have shown a high level of professionalism and responsibility in doing tasks they have been given to will take part in the mobility project. The staff taking part in the mobility work as English, German, History, Science/Chemistry and Biology and a school pedagogue (School counselor). They have conducted projects on a classroom level, on a school level and on an EU level and have shared their experiences. LONG TERM OUTCOMES: The project results will be visible through greater staff participation in EU projects and consequently also their pupils and in this way the school will get a European dimension and through pupils their parents will also be involved in the EU project and so will the European dimension cross the school borders. Through a serious teaching approach and implementing creative, innovative teaching and the school openness towards all education stakeholders will develop trust with parents that is needed so that they would also more actively participate in motivating their children to continue their education and avoiding early school leaving. Through participating in EU projects pupils will meet other EU countries and through contact with them they will strengthen their language competences because they will have the opportunity to use the language in authentic situations in which it is necessary to use the foreign language in order to establish communication. This meaningful foreign language use will motivate pupils to learn them and provide them with self-esteem to use it which will make them possible to communicate with the EU population in their future both professional and private life. The staff will through participating in the project strengthen their language competences of the EU working language which will be used in the mobility projects and after the project finishes these competences will be also useful for their further professional development participating in webinars in foreign languages.
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