Weekly Roundup


Parents: make them all allies for school

Parental engagement is a black box for many teachers. Parents should celebrate learning and recognize school as a good place for it and it’s the teacher’s responsibility to involve the parents. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, parents are solely responsible for the education of their children and thus having a duty to participate in school. Parental engagement is a paraphrase of the child participation principle: Nothing about us or our children without us. To make parental engagement a reality, we only need to will it

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Evaluation of teachers and school leaders to support attractive and sustainable careers

In December 2018, 20 education experts and representatives of Ministries of Education from across Europe came together in Brussels to share ideas and consider how schools and other stakeholders can carry out evaluation in a meaningful way for the individual. This work describes how evaluation can have significant potential to enhance individuals sense of professionalism and help them stay passionate and engaged.

Find the full article here.

Check our summary of summary of the work done in Brussels here.

Best education and training aim for Finnish EU Presidency

The presidency states that our aim should be to make European education, training and research the best in the world. The EU needs a future-oriented, wide-ranging strategy for continuous learning that takes into account the transformation of work and digitalization. To promote education, skills and mobility and strengthen European universities, we also need a much stronger Erasmus program. In its program for the second semester of 2019 the Finnish EU Presidency puts emphasis on taking full advantage of research, development, innovation and digitalization.

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Invitation for tenders to design and develop a new online assessment tool

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) invites tender submissions from experienced innovation design, digital learning and EdTech agencies to design, develop and support an online assessment tool for the ERASMUS+ Check-In-Take-Off (CITO) project. The online assessment tool will be used by members of the public to assess their literacy, numeracy and digital skills and will allow them to look at their readiness to learn and learning goals.

Learn more about the tender and how you can apply here.

MTA Sehit Cuma DAG Natural History Museum

MTA Sehit Cuma DAG Natural History Museum is a remarkable natural history museum in Ankara. It is also the first and largest Natural History Museum in Turkey. Numerous fossils, rocks, minerals and mineral specimens compiled from various parts of Turkey and the world, describing natural history, are exhibited in the museum. As well as being a social event, the visit of museums allows “outdoor” learning through practical experiences for both children and adults. There is no entrance fee and no parking problems.

Check out the webpage of museum here.

National Coordinators for Implementation of the European Agenda for Adult Learning – Turkey

The general aim of the project is to ensure the necessary Institutional Cooperation for adult education and employment and help the adults all over Turkey to continue to live as active citizens by supporting them to acquire modern basic skills. It is also aimed to increase the employability of those who want to participate in employment but have difficulty in finding jobs themselves. Specific purpose is to increase the employability of previously convicted adults and Supervised Freedom Convicts, by supporting them to participate in personal development and job-shadowing programs.

Read more about the project here.

Erasmus Mundus catalogue is expanding by degrees

Erasmus+ has selected 44 new Erasmus Mundus joint master’s degree program that will offer scholarships to students from across the world starting in 2020. The new selected programs will be added to the list of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees later during the summer 2019. Erasmus+ has invested over 166 million in these programs. It is now fifteen years since the first Erasmus Mundus joint master’s programs were selected in 2004. Since then, over 25,000 students from 183 countries have won scholarships to study in 435 programs.

Find out more about Erasmus Mundus joint master’s degree program here.

Slovakia: lack of labour force anticipated

The labour ministry offers data on trends in the labour market via the new portal. The new portal offers data at national and regional levels and with regard to individual occupations. The portal also presents new working posts created due to the economic growth, and existing posts to become available due to retirement and other reasons. Slovakia needs to rethink human resource management. About 300000 Slovaks work abroad, while early leaving from education and training has become a serious issue.

Read more here.


Prepared by Rachel van Wetten


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