Concept of eTwinning

What we have

A technologically enabled world

A world driven by media.

A Demanding Youth Culture

What do we need to teach in this context?

What we need

Change Adapt Adequate Update

Why eTwinning?
Flexibility Safe Innovation

eTwinning

Past
2005-2008 eLearning Programme 2008-2013 Lifelong Learning Programme

eTwinning is built on!

Big community

Support
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Who?
Member States of the European Union. Overseas territories and countries are also eligible. In addition, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey can also take part.

teachers, teams of teachers or subject departments, librarians, head teachers and pupils from schools across Europe

Pre-school, primary, secondary and upper secondary schools can all participate (age range of pupils, 3-19).

www.etwinning.net

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What kind of project!?
A •" •" •" project can be: Short Medium Long project can include: One or more curricular areas One or more teachers Several teachers in a school (eTwinning teams) One or more partners

A •" •" •" •"

A project that: !" ...has pedagogical relevance for everyone: school, students and you !" ...includes the use of ICT

Recognition
Quality Labels ! " National ! " European

European Prize

Teacher Role in eTwinning
! " The teacher is autonomous in deciding the focus of eTwinning work ! " The teacher is familiar with 2 pedagogical concepts
–" Inquiry based learning –" Project based learning

! " Teacher does not work alone

! " What are the benefits to these approaches for the pupil?

Benefits of this approach
! " Develops problem-solving, critical thinking skills in relation to subject content ! " Promotes the transfer of concepts to new problem questions ! " Teaches pupils how to learn and builds self-directed learning skills ! " Develops pupil ownership of their inquiry and enhances pupil interest in the subject matter

eTwinning project concept!

! " Takes all this into account + ! " Adds the concept of collaboration

How to start?
! ! ! ! " See what's out there already " Register and explore " Develop your eTwinning experience " Start working with your partners

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