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Türen öffnen - Willkommen heißen: Individualisiertes Lernen als Schlüssel zur Inklusion stärken und den Erwerb von Grundkenntnissen der englischen Sprache als Baustein der Schulentwicklung fördern
Start date: 11 Aug 2016, End date: 10 Aug 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Europa-Schule Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm in Erfurt is the largest primary school in Thuringia. Since 1994 we have aligned our school concept “We learn for Europe“ on strengthening the European awareness of our pupils as well as our teachers. Thus we consider a participation in the offered trainings as necessary to gain new inputs for our work. We will focus on a project emphasing foreign languages (English) and another one offering the chance to get an insight view into the Swedish school system. Indeed, we want to approach new ways to professionalise. This courses we apply for are excellent possibilities to improve language skills, to meet like-minded colleagues from different countries during meetings and in the freetime to share ideas, make friends and find partners for future Erasmus+ projects. Moreover the course in Sweden gives us the opportunity to get to know school and learning in another European country, to learn from good practice and theory concerning individualised learning and get stimuli for our own school development. Sweden has taken innovative roads to the improvement of learning and has different approaches to associate with pupils with special needs than Germany. It is planned that nine teachers attend the courses in the United Kingdom, Malta and in Sweden over two years. The team consists of the school management, members of the "Steuergruppe", the Erasmus+Team of the school and different non-language teachers. So we make sure that many members of staff will be involved. Later they are able to inform the school community and share their knowledge and new ideas. They will learn about new cultures, other school systems and languages, they will broaden their horizons and will reflect on their personal experiences and socio-cultural conditions at the same time. Indeed, it supports a further development of their personality. At its best they pass their experiences, ideas and knowledge on staff, pupils, parents and visitors of the school. Our school concept “We learn for Europe“ is filled with life again, deepened and can cause future collaboration with teachers from other coutries. We already established a Erasmus+ team at school while applying for the offered courses. In order to benefit as much as possible from the training we will prepare thouroughly for the courses. Apart from the personal gain in experience our colleagues will educate themselves in management skills, implementation and evaluation of projects. Furthermore, they will be able to improve their daily work at the Europa-Schule. We learned that a participation in such projects are very valueable to motivate teachers, pupils, parents as well as visitors of the school to think about their role as citizens of Europe. We would like to strengthen European awareness of pupils as much as their motivation to learn a foreign language. The children of today are the citizens of Europe of tomorrow.
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