Comenius Socrates Project 2004-2005
DEVELOPMENT of CRITICAL THINKING
for SUCCESSFUL FUTURE CAREER in EU: Practical Approach
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Project MIND2/DEVELOPMENT of CRITICAL THINKING for SUCCESSFUL FUTURE CAREER EU:
Practical Approach

REFERENCE Nr.118435-CP-1-2004-1-LT-COMENIUS-C21

DURATION - 12 months, October 2004 - September 2005.

MISSION OF THE PROJECT - to promote equal opportunities for learning and successful future career in EU.

BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT

The proposal is continuation of successfully finished project "MIND/ Critical Thinking for Successful Future Career in EU" (2001-2003). This project had two main goals - to develop the integrated and specialized programme for career education and guidebook to this programme. These materials were developed for classroom teachers, working at all levels of secondary school.
The Programme and Guidebook cannot be properly understood and implemented without a training manual, which would give guidelines for introducing the materials into the school curriculum.
The next logical step – training programme for those who would like to use developed materials as a part of classroom instructions as well as a part of in-service training. Programme and Guidebook were translated into the national languages of partner countries and tested. They were also reviewed by informal project partners and outside experts. The evaluation results were positive, but the main conclusion was, that developed materials for secondary school teachers can be understood and efficiently used only after the team of teachers and teacher trainers will be taught how to use them in practice. As a continuation of Project MIND, project partners intend to develop this training manual and train teachers as future trainers for the programme “Critical Thinking for Career Education”. The training manual completed the set of materials and methods needed to fully implement the project ideas in the real world.

AIM OF THE PROJECT

to develop in-servise training programme for teachers and teacher trainers in order to learn work with prepared materials and to ensure dissemination of project ideas after its end.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

Specific objectives:
  • to develop general framework of the in-servise training programme;
  • to develop strategies for elaboration of separate in-servise training programme parts;
  • to arrange mini-seminars and test separate parts of in-servise training programme in partner countries;
  • to arrange one pilot seminar for multicultural team of teachers and teacher trainers;
  • to maintain equal partnership and cooperation between project partners in the process.
Long term objectives:
  • to strengthen international dialogue and relations between country teams for the further successful co-operation;
  • to promote equal opportunities for quality in education;
  • to promote equal opportunities - for boys and girls, socially wealthy and socially poor, healthy and disable people - to choose way of life.

TARGET AUDIENCE

school teachers (including young teachers, teachers-experts, teacher trainers, teachers working with special need children, initial training teachers) who have already tested the project materials, and are willing to desseminate the project ideas and methodology as trainers in their communities. The course is planed as in-service training for different levels and types of schools, including the lowest (pre-primary) and highest one (gymnasium/high school). 

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