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Title: Through the eyes of children : the implementation of a European dimension by peer learning in primary school
Authors: Schmeinck, Daniela
Knecht, Petr
Kosack, Walter
Lambrinos, Nikos
Musumeci, Martin
Gatt, Suzanne
Keywords: Peer teaching
Cognitive learning
Learning, Psychology of
Education, Primary
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Deutschen Nationalbibliothek
Citation: Schmeink, D., Knecht, P., Kosack, W., Lambrinos, N., Musumeci, M., & Gatt, S. (2010). Through the eyes of children: the implementation of a European dimension by peer learning in primary school. Germany: Deutschen Nationalbibliothek.
Abstract: The ‘European dimension’ in education has become a major component of the school curriculum in the countries of the European Union. Despite this, there are still variations and differences in the depth and the breadth at which the teaching and delivery of this ‘dimension’ is carried out, and the approaches adopted in the various member states. The integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) into teaching and learning in this area appears to be advancing at different rates in the different countries. The aim of the E-PLIPS project has been to provide an up-to-date contribution to European education. By using innovative methods of intercultural teaching and learning, the authors established efficient pedagogies for teaching about the ‘European dimension’ for life. The methods of intercultural group learning and peer assessment were used to underpin the co-operative learning environment for both teachers and children. Materials are being developed and presented in order to equip both children and teachers with instruments to improve lifelong learning skills as well as enable them to become active participants in European life, and can be used for learning and teaching, as well as on in-service training courses for teachers who want to implement a ‘European dimension’ into their teaching programme. The Book offers new ways and ideas about the implementation of ‘European dimension’ in education, with special attention given to peer-learning. It provides teachers with ideas on how to motivate their pupils to learn more about the customs and everyday life of children in contrasting European countries and shows examples of how teachers can promote the ‘European dimension’. The examples, guidelines and background information, as well as ideas for the use of the materials in the classroom can be found on the interactive DVD and can be used directly as a teaching resource.
ISBN: 9783866647534
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