School Education Gateway newsletter 1/2016 - March View this email in your browser
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Deadline approaching: Erasmus+ call for KA2 under Strategic Partnerships

The Erasmus+ call for KA2-strategic partnerships is open until 31 March 2016. But what exactly is a “strategic partnership” and how can you find partners to create one? In this video a participant of the Leonardo Guitar Research Project strategic partnership in Newark College, shares his experience that helped his students to exchange, learn, and acquire craft and business skills.

Do you want to be part of such an inspiring project? Bring your ideas to life: visit the Strategic Partnership tool and find project partners! Hurry up, the deadline to apply to your National Agency for Erasmus+ funding is 31 March 2016.

Monthly topic - February

Diversity and inclusion

February focus is on diversity and inclusion in education, a challenging topic raised more than often by current affairs. In this month’s expert article Clare Ryan, Principal of St. Leo’s College in Ireland, is looking at the mindset of inclusive schools and the huge responsibility placed on institutions to integrate children into new social systems. In our practice article we introduce you to three projects promoting core values of our democratic and multicultural societies through education and don’t miss our news stories on the upcoming Media and learning Conference in Brussels, results of education survey demonstrating a number of Erasmus+ initiatives helping refugees and the concept of translanguaging and why your school should be interested in it!

Monthly topic - January


The capacity for entrepreneurial thinking can be developed in children and youngsters but to do this effectively, teachers need to the appropriate knowledge, understanding and tools. In January’s practice article we offered practical examples of projects reinforcing the entrepreneurial mind-set of both students and teachers. For more inspiring initiatives, you can read about JA-YE Europe’s entrepreneurial education programmes, and the potential of the European Pact for Youth for schools. Finally, good entrepreneurs understand the importance of a risk analysis, and so does Iván Diego on his article on what he thinks is the main problem with Entrepreneurship Education.

Coming soon: themed pages

A series of novelties will be added this year to the School Education Gateway, starting with our new "themed pages”, highlighting the EU priorities in education. Stay tuned!


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Each month we select Teaching materials by the EU institutions and EU-funded projects for you to try in your classrooms. Our selection for this month: Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, Moodle courses for STEM teachers in 24 EU languages, and the Safer Internet Day.


Would you like to post your course listing, a mobility opportunity or a strategic partnership offer, but you are not sure how? Then this is the tutorial for you!

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