23 oktober 2019 | Caecile van Gorp | 0 reactie(s)
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In Esch-sur-Alzette (Lux) vond begin oktober een internationale conferentie plaats rondom het thema: Future Skills21. Met 10 scholen uit 8 landen werken we aan de ontwikkeling van deze vaardigheden.
Futureskills21, the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 joint-staff training event and blended mobility of school learners in Esch-sur Alzette has started. On the 7th of October 2019 the headmaster monsieur Jean Theis officially opened the week by welcoming us in the school, a beautiful and inspiring building completely renovated in 2017. Also the aldermen monsieur Cox gave us a warm welcome in the beautiful city of Esch, a city with many different people coming from different countries.
Aims and ambitions
Dirk staf, the project manager of Future skills 21 opened the week with an inspiring speech. We, as participants of the project, all recognised our goals for education in his words. Our aims/ambitions: we want to promote learning outcomes which include not only literacy and numeracy – although they are vital – but also those wider, less well-defined outcomes such as problem-solving, collaboration, creativity, thinking in different ways, and building effective relationships and teams. Therefore, we chose "Futureskills 21: Towards the acquisition of 21st-century skills through effective and innovative learning, teaching and assessment" to be our project title. We work within a network of 10 schools, organisations and various external partner. We want to promote the achievement of relevant and high quality skills and competences among pupils and staff and support our pupils in acquiring and developing key competences - including basic, transversal and soft skills, entrepreneurial, foreign language and digital skills - in order to foster employability, socio-educational and professional development.
From teacher towards learner
Our tangible project outcome will be the development and dissemination of an assessment toolbox for 21st-century competences. Our project aims at introducing a new pedagogy for 21st-century skills education by exchanging good practices on innovative teaching methods and formative learning and assessment. We want to move from teacher control towards learner autonomy, from content mastery to learning mastery and deep learning, from content delivery to making the learning process visible. We want our pupils to be able to use their competences in the real world.