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Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

A brief summary of the project.Context / background of the project:Pallas Athene College sees internationalization as one of his priorities for the coming years. Our vision is: Have students make contact with peers from other countries and their culture, as they prepare for an internationally oriented citizenship. To accomplish this it is important to school our teachers and school leaders so that they can implement this and ensure that the school has a stronger international character.Objectives of our project;We want to accomplish this by attending different training programmes by teachers and school leaders The main objectives of the project are:• Career guidance and information from a cultural perspective.• Fighting failure of schools and linking school with the labour market.• Developing a multicultural awareness.• How to operate as a school in a globalized world with transnational communities?• Building an international network.• Improving German language (especially speaking).• Improving the quality plan, inclusion, didactic approaches, special education and ICT integration.• Acquiring knowledge in the field of intercultural communication.• Dealing with questions derived from future challenges such as demanding students, diversity, individual approach to students, demanding society and new technologies.• Strengthening the cultural awareness and cultural expression.• The creation of social and citizenship competences.• The importance of understanding initiative and entrepreneurship by students and applying within lessons / planning of the school, conforming the major developments in the labour market of today and create opportunities for students to prepare for this.• Establish a plan regarding stress management and communication as a basis for improving the welfare of teachers.• Writing proposals for EU grants.• Learn how to make good financial plans in the area of internationalization.• Learning how to coordinate international projects.Number and profile of the participants;We will send 23 participants on training courses in various European countries. Participants will include both motivated teachers and teachers of our school. They are selected by means of motivation letter and interview with management and the coordinator internationalisation. Important in their application is that it fits within our policy of internationalization.Description of activities;The activities carried out are the training courses for teachers and school leaders. This concerns the following training courses:• Managing Cross Cultural Issues in Education• Learning German Goethe-Institut• Finnish lessons for EU schools• Coaching• Education for Tomorrow• Securing EU Funding for 2014 - 2020: The Key to Success• A Course in wellbeing for EducatorsThe knowledge gained from these training courses will be shared with other staff members, will be used in the school policy and within lessons in class.Methodology used in the implementation of the project;The principal methodology in conducting this project is to follow the training courses. The lessons learned from these seminars are then divided further through workshops and presentations at our school. We will also use lessons from these training courses to strengthening our school policy.Description of the results, intended effects and ultimately the potential longer term;Ultimately, we want to improve the quality of our teachers and our educational system. For teachers who go on language courses, it means an improvement of their language skills, particularly in the area of speech. This can be uses by them in lessons, creation of Goethe German trainings and possible collaborations with international schools. For school leaders and teachers, it means that they get a broader insight in professionalisation of teachers, a better understanding of future issues and cultural questions and guidance. Using these trainings, we hope to build-up a network with other European schools that also participate in these training. Eventually, especially our students will benefit. The teachers are better educated and better able to guide them to an active international citizenship.

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