The 2nd Annual Conference took place in Hungary on 4th November 2015 successfully!
The eSchool4s is on the right track!
If European integration and Sustainable Development are to be permanently anchored in the society, one should start by inspiring the youth with these issues. Taking into account this premise and ensuring consistency to high-level strategies such as the EUSDR, the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and post-2015 Global Action Programme, the approach of the project E-School for Sustainability in the Danube Region -eSchool4S- is to create an innovative virtual platform to foster regional cooperation and exchange.
Concretely, the eSchool4S develops, tests and disseminates interactive, web-based teaching and learning concepts for secondary school students to cover cross-border issues in the fields of Sustainable Development and European Integration. One main instrument is a Moodle-E-Learning-Platform. For further information on the project, please visit: http://www.eschool4s.eu
The 2ndAannual Conference of the project took place on 4 November 2015 at the College of Nyiregyhaza, in Eastern Hungary, seat of one of the project partners. The Conference programme followed two aims - presentation of project progress so far and interventions by the Hungarian experts on project related topics. The project is concluding its second year of implementation. Since then, several milestones have been successfully achieved and were presented during the Conference: the Moodle-Platform and E-Learning-Materials on sustainability have been created and a teachers’ training has been implemented. The pilot phase for testing the web-based classrooms with teachers and students will start soon.. The issues discussed with the invited experts covered, among others, the innovative ways of tackling sustainability in teacher training and the challenges of teacher education in the European context . The experts emphasized the relevance of strengthening English language competencies and quality through networking, such as ENSI (Environment and School Initiatives).
The eSchool4S can proudly state that the project aims and activities are in line with the current trends in European teaching and learning approaches and topics related to sustainability, ICT and English language competencies. Moreover, the didactic concept of the eSchool4S is fully aligned with the value based approach which is the main way to achieve the change in attitudes and motive young people to assume responsibility and take actions.