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Assessment and evaluation
for effective learning

ErasmusPlus-InServiceTraining

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia)

25 February - 2 March 2018

You are interested in this course for the schoolyear 
2017-2018 or 2018-2019?
Pre-registration is now possible.

Make your pre-registration 

Content

CoLLABORATION

Organisation:

Ana Nuša Kern, director of with OŠ Preserje pri Radomljah (Pelechova cesta 83, 1235 Radomlje, Slovenia, PIC 931711288
& Eekhout Academy, KU Leuven KULAK, Etienne Sabbelaan 53, BE8500 Kortrijk, Belgium, PIC 947859169

Course director: Peter Van de Moortel

Content leader: Jan Gilté

Lectors: Mateja Persolija, Ana Nuša Kern and Dr. Nathalija Komljanc

WHAT

Learning is an individual, complex and to some extent unpredictable process. 
This raises new questions: can evaluation also support this learning process?
The answer is ‘yes’: evaluation as a bridge between teaching and learning! 

The central theme of this course: the importance of formative assessment in a learning school culture. 
We focus on 5 strategies to embed formative assessment in our classrooms:
  - sharing learning objectives and criteria for success
  - organizing classroom activities that elicit evidence of learning
  - providing appropriate feedback
  - stimulating students to learn from each other
  - activating students as owners of their own learning process

Provisional program:

AcQuired competences

  • Develop an understanding of differentiation in education.
  • Acquire a number of skills and competences in setting up a differentiated evaluation system.
  • Learn about strategies to introduce, implement and sustain learning ownership.
  • Be able to customize and develop supporting instruments and tools for evaluation, self-evaluation and measurement of educational processes.
  • Expand understanding of new teaching and learning methods to obtain higher educational quality.
  • Pick up ideas from other countries which they can incorporate and transfer into their own practice.
  • Develop their portfolio, in order to structure new ideas and insights.
  • Write own action plan on the setting up of the quality system of their organisation.
  • Improved use of colloquial English.
  • Working methods of cooperative learning to have more effective meetings.
  • Improved knowledge of other European educational systems.
  • Improved insight of differences and similarities between European countries, resulting in a better understanding and respect.

Feedback from participants

  • I was in other projects before, but this course was superb. Thanks very much!
  • I recognized a lot of things in it and it was good to hear about it in a structured way. Well done!
  • The exchanges were great, I acquired new views on the matter.
  • I will advise colleagues to attend this course next year.
  • Every course brought my some new ideas, great ones and little ones.
  • learned a lot during the school visit. Thank you Portuguese colleagues.

Practicalities

WHERE

The seminar is organized in the Hotel Costa da Caparica, a delightful 4 star hotel located at 14 km from Lisbon (22 km from Lisbon Airport).
The hotel is situated at the sea shore with a magnificent view on the Atlantic Ocean and the mouth of the River Tagus.
There is a very easy access from the airport. Public transport and taxis provide fast connection from and to Lisbon centre.
If you would arrive earlier and/or leave later, we can book those supplementary nights at a reduced cost of € 80/night (breakfast included).

COURSE FEE AND FUNDING

COURSE FEE
- We offer a flexible cost structure, allowing you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.
- For a detailed explanation, have a look at our 'Cost Structure'.
- Portuguese participants, who don't use a hotel room, obtain a reduced fee for the course that takes place in Portugal. Their total course fee is € 350. If they don’t take dinner or supper, the course fee is € 200.

FUNDING
- You can request an Erasmus Plus grant from your national agency which will cover almost all costs of this course.
- We can guide you through the process of funding and application. To do so, you need the make a pre-registration.
- After pre-registration, we’ll contact you by mail and provide the application help.

TRANSPORT

TAXI FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL
- There is a taxi service at the airport that can drive you to the hotel. The normal price is about € 35. 
- At night and during traffic jam, the driver will ask a higher price until € 65.
- It's particularly difficult to leave Lisbon between 16:30 and 19:00 h and to enter Lisbon between 08:30 and 10:30 h.

METRO / AEROBUS , FERRY AND TAXI
- You can take the metro located at exit of the arrival hall of the airport and leave the metro at the terminus station Cais do Sodré. The cost should be about € 2,00.
- The Aerobus is another good way to travel from and to the airport. The Aerobus provides a connection between the airport and Cais do Sodré. A simple ticket costs €3,5 and a return ticket € 5,5 (purchased onboard)
- At the station of Cais do Sodre, you can take a ticket for the ferry boat to Cacilhas (south bank of River Tejo). A simple tickets costs €1,50. During working hours, there is a crossing every 15 minutes. The ferry takes 12 minutes to arrive on the other side of the river.
- At Cacilhas, you can take a taxi for the last remaining 11 km. The cost should be about €10.

RENTAL CAR
- A rental car is not so expensive. Sharing a rental car with 3 other people for all transport during the course, can be cheaper than relying on a taxi.
- The airport is connected directly to Costa da Caparica by the Ring of Lisbon, the North-South Connection (Eixo Norte – Sul) and the IC20.
- Crossing the bridge, you have a marvelous view on Lisbon, the estuary and both banks of the River Tejo.
- Bring or rent a GPS. 
- Check the prices of rental cars on internet.

PRIVATE COACH
- We provide a coach that will leave at the airport in the late evening of Tuesday May 23rd 2017 and transport the participants to the hotel.
- We provide the same service on Sunday May 28th 2017 to go back to the airport.
- The cost of the coach will be divided amongst the users.

Contact

Don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information on the content and the organization of the course.
We can provide support during the process, give some help and provide tips for the application documents, advice you on the European Staff Development Plan (part of the application) or your professionalization plan and help you after approval with the practical arrangements (e.g. information on travel and accommodation).

For more information, please contact Mr Peter Van de Moortel, course director.