| Project MIND2/DEVELOPMENT of CRITICAL
THINKING for SUCCESSFUL FUTURE CAREER EU:
DURATION - 12 months, October 2004 - September 2005.
MISSION OF THE PROJECT - to promote equal opportunities
and successful future career in EU.
The proposal is continuation of successfully finished project "MIND/ Critical
Successful Future Career in
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
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
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
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
to fully implement the project ideas in the real world.
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.
Long term 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.
- to strengthen international dialogue and relations
between country teams for the further successful co-operation;
- to promote equal opportunities for quality in
- to promote equal opportunities - for boys and girls,
socially wealthy and socially poor, healthy and disable people - to
choose way of life.
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).