Project Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

PROGRAMME: Enhancing teachiNG And learninG English in a digitalized world
ACRONYM: ENGAGE
PROJECT NUMBER: 2020-1-EL01-KA201-078940
DURATION: 01-10-2020 to 30-09-2022

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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Context/background of project:
According to the European Commission, there is a “need for every citizen to have at least basic digital skills in order to live, work, learn and participate in the modern society”. Various initiatives aimed at increasing training in digital skills for modernising education across the EU and harnessing digital technologies for learning need to be taken.
Moreover, according to the European Union “the increased mobility between EU countries and the rising number of third country migrants and refugees coming to the EU in recent years have contributed to greater (linguistic) diversity in European classrooms. Multilingual schools are not a new feature of Europe’s diverse and complex linguistic landscape”. In addition, there is an increased number of students in Europe whose mother tongue is different from the language of instruction.

Objectives of  project:
The aim of the project is to modernize teaching practices through updating/upgrading teachers’ knowledge and skills. To achieve this aim, the following objectives have been set:

  • to increase the professional development of teachers by means of 3 Short-term joint staff training events
  • to provide teachers with the required skills and competences to succeed in their teaching process
  • to develop transnational cooperation in the field of education by exchanging good practices and experiences between partner countries
  • to introduce the concept and potential benefits of using digital tools in teaching, applying CLIL method and using online learning effectively
  • to improve communication, interaction, cooperation skills of participants especially in an international environment
  • to improve language skills of participants
  • to introduce participant to the cultural environment of other partner countries
  • to strengthen the feeling of belonging to a European community
  • to strengthen the networking among partners by developing a website, including best practices in the topics of the ENGAGE project,
  • to launch an awareness-raising campaign aligned with the topics of the ENGAGE project.

Description of the results:

  • increase students and teachers’ motivation by using ICT tools and the CLIL method in their lesson
  • make the lessons more attractive and interesting by using new tools and methods
  • enhance teachers’ methods and tools
  • make students increase their knowledge and skills while at the same time they enjoy learning
  • develop international cooperation between European schools and organizations
  • improve language skills of participants
  • improve knowledge of participants of different cultural environments
  • develop a sense of belonging in a wider European community
  • in total, at least 36 individuals will receive training during the project
 
 

 

 

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Duration

  • Start Date: 01/10/2020

  • End Date: 30/09/2022

Coordinator

  • Esperino Gymnasio – L.T. Karditsas

Partners

  • E-SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL GROUP – Greece

  • Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Einstein De Lorenzo
    Potenza – Italy

  • Kairos Europe Limited – United Kingdom

  • Future Focus Ltd – Malta

  • EPRALIMA – ESCOLA PROFISSIONAL DOALTO LIMA – COOPERATIVA DE INTERESSE PUBLICO E
    RESPONSABILIDADE LIMITADA – Portugal