eSchool4s - E-School for Sustainability in the Danube Region

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This project aims to create a multi-national and multi-level network involving stakeholders in the education sector, teacher training institutions, schools, in demonstration and dissemination of innovative e-teaching concepts for secondary schools in the Danube Region.

Key actions planned for the eSchool4S:

  • Facilitation of the eSchool4S network fostering international collaboration and exchange between teacher training institutes, schools, teachers and classes from different countries in the Danube Region
  • Establishment of the web-based eSchool4S platform
  • Execution of a study on the status of innovation in the thematic fields of the eSchool4S (updated annually)
  • Design, development and testing of Web-based e-teaching concepts
  • ESD competence training of teachers on how to implement the eSchool4S concept in their classes
  • Demonstration of the eSchool4S concept and the use of the eSchool4S materials

Basic information

Country: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia

Coordinator: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Landesbüro Baden-Württemberg

Programme: LLP

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Target groups: teachers

Topic: Biology, Earth science, Ecology

Start year: 2013

End year: 2016

Url: http://eschool4s.eu

Contact person: Gabriela Pico, Gabriela.pico (at) giz.de

The concrete aims of the eSchool4S network are:

  • Initiation and sustainable development of a regional network of stakeholders, decision makers of national education systems, school managers, teachers and pupils from countries in the Danube Region.
  • Creation of an operational platform for regional cooperation and the exchange of information, opinion, know-how and experience between projects and programmes as well as between teachers and teacher training institutes from all countries in the Danube Region.
  • Raising awareness of decision makers as well as of teachers for the needs of ESD in an interdisciplinary setting in the context of European integration and regional cooperation.
  • Compilation of a baseline study report (and annual updates) on the status of innovation in the thematic fields addressed by the eSchool4S network.
  • Development and demonstration of innovative methods and tools for the design and implementation of interactive Web-based classrooms and virtual project partnerships involving teachers and pupils from different countries in the Danube Region.
  • Establishment of the website www.eSchool4S.eu as the main Internet portal for the joint development and exchange of innovative teaching concepts, contents and methods bringing Europe to schools in the Danube Region and involving youth in the SD of their home region.
  • Demonstration of the application of the jointly developed e-teaching concepts and materials in the eSchool4S web-based classrooms.
  • Continuous monitoring & evaluation of the development of the eSchool4S network and its activities.
  • Efficient promotion of the eSchool4S network and consistent dissemination of outputs from the network.
  • Development of ICT competences and practical experiences.

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