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Nowe metody, nowa wiedza, nowe doświadczenia – lepsze nauczanie
Start date: 01 Jun 2016, End date: 31 May 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The aim of the project "New methods, new knowledge, new experiences - better teaching", carried out by the Hipolit Cegielski Complex of Schools, is professional development of teachers, which will contribute to increase the quality of their work. It consists of improving the qualifications and skills (including language skills), promoting openness, tolerance and respect for diversity, multilingualism and intercultural awareness, introducing innovative educational methods, and combating failure in education, and providing skills for students, which are required in the labour market and competitive economy.The project will be attended by eight teachers, six of them teach foreign languages ​​(three English and three German) and the two others are teachers of Physical Education and Information Technology. These people will certainly take advantage of all the opportunities to increase their skills and to share the acquired knowledge and skills with the other teachers and students through the practical usage of knowledge in teaching and education. It can be accomplished by taking part in the project.The project involves strengthening and improving the education system and supports activities aimed at exploiting the potential human skills and social capital of the European Union, reaffirming the principle of learning throughout life. The project allows to establish cooperation with teachers representing the foreign educational institutions. Participants of the project will be able to interact with students more effectively by becoming acquainted with the working methods at the European level.The project will consist of activities such as preparation (cultural, linguistic, methodological), mobility (trainings in Austria and The Great Britain are aimed at getting know and deepening the understanding of the languages and culture of the countries in which the trainings will take place, and at being introduced with modern, innovative teaching methods) dissemination of results (among teachers, students, parents and the local community) and evaluation (which will answer the question whether, and in which extent the assumed project objectives have been achieved).The methodology used in the project will include: consultation and analysis of the existing working methods, introduction of innovative methods of teaching (including active participation students in the learning process), participation in methodology training, learning new methods of working with gifted students and with those who have difficulty in learning, familiarization with current trends in methodology, exchange experience and methodological skills, participation in the international methodological courses, work in groups, create surveys in a foreign language, and prepare multimedia presentations.The project aims to achieve the following outcomes: improve the qualifications and skills of employees (including language skills), promote greater openness, tolerance and respect for cultural and linguistic diversity, the introduction of innovative methods in teaching, improve the quality of education, the establishment of international cooperation (which will help to realize new European projects with participation of the students in the future), promotion of school in the local community and on the international area. The project also aims to provide students required skills and qualifications which are needed in the labour market.Implementation of the project will provide long term benefits by increasing teachers’ self-esteem and their willingness to improve their own skills, increasing the prestige of the school and its promotion as a school open to the world, which uses innovative methods of teaching. The Vocational Complex School also intends to use the contacts established during the project for cooperation with other European schools to organise the students ‘exchange, cooperation through eTwinning and teacher exchange, e.g. Job Shadowing. This will help to improve the language skills and the shaping of Youth attitudes towards the openness, tolerance, multiculturalism and diversity, which perfectly fit into the school policy. The planning cooperation will also give the teachers an opportunity to improve their language skills, as well as to raise teaching standards through the exchange of knowledge and experience. Well-educated teachers, who know their value, are not afraid of using innovative methods and techniques of teaching, they use technical innovations in their work. All of it will lead to a systematic increase in the level of education, the secondary school examination results will be better and, what is the most important, training the competence, attitudes and values which are the most important for living and working in the multicultural European society.
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