Project “Researching from the school library to improve the environment” is a KA-219 Erasmus + Project Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The project has been based on the cooperation and innovation for Good Practices takeover. The project has been developed from September 2015 until August 2017 and it has involved 7 educational institutions from different countries (Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Spain and Turkey) with around 2000 participants, including 200 children with special needs, aged 3-15 and 110 experienced teachers of these seven schools.
The priorities of this Project were:
Developing basic and transversal skills using innovative methods.
Reducing disparities in learning outcomes affecting disadvantaged learners.
High quality learning opportunities
The main objectives were:
This project was addressed to the following topics:
We chose this subject because we believed that English is one of the most important subjects to teach, because our students must live in a global world. We also thought that teaching English cannot be done in an isolated way: it must be related to important subjects in that global world such as ecology. We thought as well, that this way of working, sharing good practices from different countries, could lead teachers to improve their professional skills and the ability to introduce a variety of unconventional methods and ways to teach. In adittion to this, Ecology and Library could involve all curriculum subjects and promote the participation of all schools Staff.
Our aim was to achieve the objectives of the Project by cooperating and working actively together with local institutions, teachers, parents, families and children.
The teachers attended four workshops where they shared good practices and enhanced the knowledge about the ecological issues as following:
We also attended to three transnational project meetings in Spain, Croatia and Czech Republic.
New methodological materials for learning/teaching in this area have been innovated and they have encouraged the environmental awaraness.
The materials have been widely disseminated so they were available to the general public and specially to teachers across Europe.
The main activities carried on were:
With this project we wanted to offer our students the opportunity of having a qualified education, improving our methods of teaching, sharing good practises, developed by different partners of this project.
Therefore, we are completely sure we have been able to get environmentally responsible citizens who are going to use different formats and ways to get to the information and this will be very useful for the future.