KeyCoNet's Conclusions and Recommendations for strengthening Key Competence Development in Policy and Practice: Final Report

01/11/2014

This report sets out the European Policy Network on Key Competences in School Education (KeyCoNet)’s final recommendations. It draws on evidence collected through literature reviews, country overviews, case studies, peer learning visits, national expert consultations,and an international online public consultation which gathered feedback from education stakeholders.

KeyCoNet's Teacher Guide: Assessment of Key Competences in School Education

01/11/2014

Equipping children and young people with key competences – the knowledge, skills and attitudes which facilitate the application of knowledge to the fast changing real-world contexts of the 21st century – is a universal challenge faced by schools. This short teacher guide focuses on project-based learning as a teaching method schools can use to help their students develop key competences.

A parents' guide to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

01/10/2014

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are not as popular in Europe with school-age students as they once were. That’s a concern for Europe as a whole – but it should be a concern for parents, too. Why? Because any future skills shortage will affect both the economy and the individual worker.

Scientix booklet

01/10/2014

In this booklet, you will read about what Scientix offers, about its structure and history, and about its achievements. In the second part, you will “meet” five professionals; each of them is involved with and benefits from Scientix in multiple ways. These success stories give real-world experiences of why we think that Scientix can make a difference.

Computing our future: Computer programming and coding - Priorities, school curricula and initiatives across Europe

01/10/2014

Coding is becoming increasingly a key competence which will have to be acquired by all young students and increasingly by workers in a wide range of industries and professions. Coding is part of logical reasoning and represents one of the key skills which are part of what is now called "21st century skills".

The e-Skills Manifesto 2014

01/10/2014

In this Manifesto, leaders in their fi eld are proposing a number of concrete actions to address the pipeline of ICT practitioners, which in turn will help rejuvenate and sustain both a healthy ICT sector and a broader e-Skilled workforce.

The European Science Fairs Evaluation Framework - 2014 study

01/09/2014

This report presents and analyses data obtained from the evaluation of ten European science fairs organised in 2014 (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Netherlands, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal and Sweden). These fairs, affiliated to Intel ISEF, were selected from among those which had the final events taking place between March and June 2014.

Designing the future classroom Nº2

01/08/2014

The major pan-European project on the design of the future classroom, iTEC, has come to its close at the end of August 2014. In the project European Schoolnet worked with education ministries, technology providers and research organisations to transform the way that technology is used in schools. Over the course of the project, educational tools and resources were piloted in over 2,500 classrooms across 20 European countries, with the goal of providing a sustainable model for fundamentally redesigning teaching and learning.

Briefing Paper - Issue n. 7

01/05/2014

Issue n. 7 on the importance of ICT skills for learning, adult and work life.

Briefing Paper - Issue n. 8

01/04/2014

Issue n. 8 on technology-enhanced collaborative learning.

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