On November 4 and 5, 2020, an online kick-off meeting of representatives of Erasmus + project partners, for which our university is the coordinator took place.
The project is called Upgrade with Learner – centred Approach (Innovation with a pupil / student-oriented approach).
The meeting was attended by representatives of partner organizations:
- Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania;
- DIG – ED, Centre for innovation and digital education, North Macedonia;
- Strasho Pindjur Primary School, North Macedonia;
- EUROFORTIS – a multicultural NGO, who‘s aim is the simplification of further education of schools, businesses and society, Latvia;
- Elementary school Osnova šola Dobje, Slovenia;
- Elementary school Bystrická cesta, Slovakia;
- Elementary school Pranas Masiotas, Lithuania.
The first transnational meeting was led by PaedDr. Jana Chynoradská from the partner organization Harmony Academy s.r.o. – private language school, Slovakia.
Faculty of Education, Catholic University in Ružomberok was represented by doc. PhDr. Markéta Rusnáková, Ph.D. and Adam Janiga.
The two days program of the transnational meeting was demanding and it was the first such meeting of all partners. The meeting started with a short presentation of each partner. It continued with the division and clear identification of tasks between partners.
Mostly the second day was devoted to the first intellectual output of the project, which is focused on the preparation of a self-assessment system for teachers in the context of their skills in the field of student-oriented approach. The partners focused mainly on clarifying the objectives of this output and proposing specific team members who will prepare this project output.
Other outputs of the project for the coming years are, for example, the creation of compulsorily optional courses, the content of which will be a student-oriented approach and self-management of the teacher – Learn and lead, as well as the preparation of two lifelong learning programs with similar content.
We are proud that such a strategic project will be realized at our faculty. Thanks to the Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships grant, we will be an inspiration for partner countries and we believe that also for countries outside the project.
Author: Markéta Rusnáková