Project coordinator at St. Stanislav’s: Jerneja Primožič
Start date: 1. 6. 2018
End date: 31. 5. 2020
Coordinating institution: St. Stanislav’s Institution, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Number of mobilities: 14
Project in the programme: Erasmus +, KA 1

Creative Staff for an Innovative School is the fifth Erasmus KA 1 project of St. Stanislav’s Institution. Based on numerous evaluations performed in the past years, we came to the conclusion that one of the priorities of St. Stanislav’s in the future is further development in the field of international collaboration. We are aware of the added value of extensive experience and competence our participants obtained at training courses abroad.

This project predominantly addresses a single area of interest – innovative pedagogy. We want to make lessons more interactive and improve our knowledge and usage of different approaches and methods (use of modern information technologies, experiential learning, using games as an educational tool, problem solving etc.). We also want our students to take more active roles in learning and attain certain skills rather than mere knowledge.

All activities are organised and coordinated by the Institute for Education Research and Development (with the help of the management and other units of the institution). The institute is responsible for the administrative and organisational part of the project. It also provides support to the participants, help them define the exact purpose of the trainings and understand their obligations within the project as well as prepare contracts to be signed before the start of their mobilities. In addition, the institute also help with the implementation of the obtained skills and competences and with dissemination activities both within St. Stanislav’s and broader.

The 24-month project is comprised of 14 mobilities in the field of innovative didactic methods and modern information technologies. Approximately half of the mobilities are planned for the first year with the other half being projected in the summer of 2019. Different teacher trainings were carefully selected to meet the detected needs of introducing innovation to the teaching process. They present examples of good pracice, innovative teaching methods, they also adress the question of lessons personalisation. The courses were selected also with the intent to promote the development of teaching staff with varied subject matters.

Participating in teacher trainings abroad is all about improving the competences of our staff. Participants refresh their knowledge, improve their competences in oral and writtten communication in a foreign language, widen the horizons, increase their awareness of a broader European educational context and cultural diversity. With this project, we aim to equip a great number of our teachers with the skills needed to participate in international projects and to become leaders of various activites within our institution.

Participants will be actively involved in various activities of reporting, dissemination and strategic planning with the institution. Knowledge and skills obtained in teacher trainings abroad will have a direct impact on the formation, development and modelling of school lessons. Participants will disseminate acquired knowledge within their teaching group, some of the attained knowledge and competences will be presented to the entire institution and the core of the trainings wil be presented also to the “outside public” via several communication channels, plaforms and various trainings.