Collaborative learning: a European methodological framework
What is the purpose of Tempus EFFEKT? The project, in partnership with Finland, Latvia, the Czech Republic, the UK, Ireland, Hungary and Latvia, aims to create and test a European methodological framework to help teachers learn from each other's practice. It also aims to help education policy makers to think about systems that embed collaborative learning in professional training. [...]
What is the purpose of Tempus EFFEKT?
The project, a partnership between Finland, Latvia, the Czech Republic, the UK, Ireland, Hungary and Latvia, aims to create and test a European methodological framework that helps teachers to learn from each other and from each other's practice. It also aims to help education policymakers to think about systems that incorporate collaborative learning into vocational training.
We also aim to create, with our international partners, a European a professional and methodological framework, in which we will collect and share existing innovative practices and tools related to the theme of collaborative learning with teachers. The professional and methodological framework will provide actors at different levels of education (teachers, school leaders, parents, students, teacher trainers, policy makers, etc.) with tools and methods to implement and develop collaborative learning at school, local, regional and national (system) level.
What do we do in the project?
In the Finnish, Latvian, Czech, British, Irish, Hungarian, Latvian and Czech partnerships (ERASMUS K3), theorists and academic researchers are working on the development and evaluation of the framework, which we at Partners are practical testing we participate in.
39 teachers from Mezőfalva, Mohács and Kiskőrös participated in the training of the Kiskőrös Step by Step Methodological Centre in the summer of 2016. They are members of the collaborative learning group. They visited each other, observed and evaluated each other's work in order to be able to teach more effectively in the Using a step-by-step method.
The most important thing for them in the programme is that they are not alone in making change, in introducing change. One of the participating teachers said at the August 2017 meeting that this is how you should always start the school year, because it gives you energy and ideas for a fresh start.