Title The Good School
Project Number DK/ToI/07/703
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Sharing good practice in colleges across Europe
How can colleges inspire students to achieve their goals and gain worthwhile qualifications and satisfying work? How can teachers best meet the individual needs of students and the workplace? What are the best ideas from colleges around Europe? What makes a really good school?
The project “The good school - the journey from good to excellent” represents a holistic approach to the educational challenge that is mentioned in the Lisbon strategy. It focuses on the need of an inclusive society, better organisational conditions of the training institution as well as the way teaching and learning is organised.
It is the overall aim of the project to adopt a systemic perspective. The project focuses on classroom training but through a whole system perspective. The two dimensions represent both ‘system wide’ and ‘system deep’ approach. In concrete terms it is the objectives of the project to produce quality standards as new strategies of best practise in five areas:
• New pedagogical strategies to strengthen the learning process
• New teaching strategies for teachers, new roles and tasks
• New strategies to build relations with the students
• New strategies to create/develop an attractive learning environment
• New strategies to develop a learning organisation and strong professional leadership
The above mentioned areas will be put into a holistic framework – named “the good school” representing a European based strategy to meet the needs of a competitive economy and an inclusive society.
The project will conduct six work seminars under the above mentioned themes. In between the seminars the national partners will identify and describe national examples of best practice in order to compare the results with the gained experiences of the two former Leonardo projects. Through the lifetime of the project a European work group will compare and validate in all 10 different strategies (examples) in each area. At the end of each seminar the European work group will form a synthesis that will represent a set of mutual European quality standards of the area in question. Those standards will reflect a best practise strategy.
The project targets directly European teachers, educational planners and members of the training institutions management.
To the teachers and educational planners the project will deliver a pedagogical strategy based on a set of teaching standards that is build on values with concrete outcomes. A consensus for social change. Pedagogy designed to enable virtually every young person to reach their potential within inclusive and collaborative settings.
Utilization and distribution of results
Sectors Other Service Activities
Product information The final project results will be gathered in a book which can be downloaded from the project website.