School education plays a fundamental role in promoting youth participation and helping students build confidence in their impact on the world in which they live. This tutorial will explore some helpful resources on how to facilitate active citizenship in the classroom.
Practical ideas and guidelines for teachers and schools
The EU’s ambitious goal of Europe becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 requires action from the education and training sector. Whole-school approaches to sustainability lie at the heart of effective learning for sustainability. This article will examine useful resources and practical ideas for embracing whole-school sustainability.
During periods of conflict, such as the war in Ukraine, the question of historical narratives and how they are taught comes under fresh scrutiny. This tutorial will examine how history teachers can negotiate strife and difference to make the subject meaningful for all pupils.
As technology becomes more and more prevalent in the classroom, the idea of ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) offers teachers and pupils alike new ways to explore learning. Finding cost-effective ways to use technology to engage their students in lessons is an ongoing concern. This tutorial highlights some resources and practical tips to get your school started on the BYOD journey.
In 2022, the European Commission's School Education Gateway and eTwinning platforms will merge into the European School Education Platform; all the content and services will be under one roof. The European School Education Platform will be accessible via EU Login, the European Commission's user authentication service. This tutorial will guide you through creating your EU Login account, which allows authorised users to access a wide range of Commission web services using a single email address and password.
The Education and Training Monitor is the European Commission’s annual flagship analysis of the state of play in education in the European Union. The Monitor reports on the EU-level targets that are part of the EU’s long-term strategic framework in education. In addition, the Monitor focuses on a “lead theme”. This tutorial will take you through the Monitor’s main features and show you how to apply them in your work.
With everyone from students to teachers relying on digital technologies in their day-to-day lives, especially during the pandemic, the need for media literacy is more prevalent than ever. This tutorial will explore some helpful resources on media literacy and disinformation.
How do I improve what I am doing? Action research as a means of promoting teachers’ professional development
Action research invites teachers to learn more about their classroom practice, enrich their pedagogical repertoire and reflect on the way they teach. Through action research, teachers’ attitudes, professional identities and expertise can keep evolving, as they consider their needs in their own context.
As a result of new technological advances, artificial intelligence (AI) is now becoming a bigger part of everyday life, including education. What would an artificially intelligent classroom look like? In this article, we give a short introduction to AI and explain how it can be slowly integrated into the classroom.
Blended learning is not a new approach in school education, but it gained attention and was introduced during the school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure learning continuity and keep students engaged and motivated. In this article, we will give a short introduction to blended learning, hoping to inspire teachers to test and find a blend that suits their learners.