Erasmus+ KA2

A number of schools in the ELvis partnership have secured funding through the Erasmus+ KA2 programme to create an:

International Skills Inventory and Training Programme for Global Citizens. The project began in September 2015 and will run until August 2018, building on the successful exploratory work around International Skills carried out by several of the school partners. They have been joined by Sarah Jones (our ELvis researcher – see the research page) from the University of Hull in the UK. The official launch took place at the University of Hull in October 2015 (see the picture below) and already the work is underway.

FoE EU Research Launch Group UNI_9203 copy

There are 4 key outputs in the project, as follows:

  1. To create an International Skills Inventory, primarily aimed at EU citizens, which includes both an International Competency Framework and an Online Assessment Tool.
  2. To create an International Skills Course including interactive course materials, student activities, examples and assignments, which foster both collaboration and autonomy leading to deep learning in a series of eBooks. These will enable secondary school teachers to assess, teach, test and certify relevant international & transversal competences, which can be integrated across the curricular of EU schools, with the aim of improving the level of key competencies and skills with particular regard to their relevance to the labour market and the contribution to a cohesive society.
  3. The project will also illustrate best practice in using the International Skills Inventory and International Skills Course through the design and creation of a freely available bespoke digital resource toolkit for secondary school teachers. The toolkit will include a suite of tools (an online community of practice, dedicated YouTube channel and an eBook) which will collate the few pre-existing case studies and develop new case studies, exemplars, rubrics, templates etc, which can be continually updated after the project end.
  4. We are also aiming to disseminate the first 3 outputs above through already established European and International networks through presentations, publicity and events. We will also contribute to the academic discourse on the development and application of International Skills through academic papers and conference presentations.

Learning, Teaching and Training Events.

During the course of the project. We will be running 3 separate learning, teaching and training events, which we will inviting interested people to attend. The second one is due to take place between the 13th-17th March, 2017 in Lecce, Southern Italy. For more information, including registering an interest in attending, please email Clare McKinlay, the project manager at (C.M.McKinlay@hull.ac.uk).

Logo Competition

We recently ran a logo competition between the school students, to create a logo that can be used during this project. A big thank you to all those who entered. There were over 900 votes in two weeks and it was very close between three. However at the final tally, we are pleased to announce the winner:

Chiara D’Elia from Cosimo de Giorgi Lecce.

Congratulations!

And here is the winning logo:

winning-logo