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Support to the FYR Macedonia in developing its National Qualifications Framework

The Educational Research Institute is leading a Twinning project entitled „Further improvement of the system for development and implementation of the National Qualification Framework” in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Twinning Reference No. MK 13 IB SO 02). Read more...

 

Entuzjaści Edukacji

Digital Reality of Polish lower secondary school students

Excellent scores of Polish lower secondary school students. Second grade students of lower secondary schools at the forefront with some of the best results in the International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS). Read more...

 

Badanie czasu i warunków pracy nauczycieli

International forum on qualifications - conference in Warsaw

Educational Research Institute and the National Team of Bologna Experts working with the Foundation for the Development of the Education System invite you to an international conference entitled “Qualifications Frameworks as an instrument of public policy for lifelong learning”. The conference will be held on November 8-9, 2012 in Warsaw, Poland. Read more kwalifikacje.org.pl


IBE w Międzynarodowym Stowarzyszeniu na Rzecz Badań Edukacyjnych

IBE in the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement

Poland has reactivated its membership in the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) where it will be represented by the Educational Research Institute. More
 
IBE w Międzynarodowym Stowarzyszeniu na Rzecz Badań Edukacyjnych

Conference SLI 2012

Approximately 7% of children suffer from so caller specific language disorders. As a result they learn to talk later than most children and have problems at school. These disorders are not effectively diagnosed and knowledge about them is still very limited. To change this, an international conference ”SLI – Specific Language Impairment – diagnosis, prognosis, intervention” will be held in Warsaw on 5-8 July 2012. The Conference which will be attended by the most prominent specialists from the USA and Europe.. More
 
Trzy pytania do prof. Jolanty Choińskiej-Mika

Three questions to Professor Jolanta Choińska-Mika

We publish an interview with Professor Jolanta Choińska- Mika, who leads the work of the teaching methodology team of the IBE which prepares questions and problems for the Teaching Tools Databse. Read more eduentuzjasci.pl

Promoting innovative collaborative teaching and learning


website: colab.eun.org

The Educational Research Institute is leading the CoLab “Promoting innovative collaborative teaching and learning” Project in Poland, in partnership with a consortium of seven European institutions. The project supports the professional development of teachers in using innovative teaching methods in the classroom, and above all, in promoting collaborative group learning among pupils.

About the project

The project promotes the development and more extensive use of the skills of group work. IBE’s research shows that this form of organising work is not often used by teachers, who fear the loss of control over the course of such classes and find it difficult to assess the contribution of individual pupils to the end result of the group’s work. However, the skills of team work are highly valued by employers, who for years have been claiming that school graduates seeking jobs have inadequate teamwork skills.

The project’s activities include:

  • conducting a cycle of three workshops addressed to project participants, representatives of local governments and central government bodies responsible for education, as well as organisations supporting education
  • offering a six-week online training course, which began in October 2016, for teachers, future teachers and persons providing teacher training.

The main aim of the training is to provide practitioners with the opportunity to experiment and better understand what collaborative teaching and learning means in practice.

Training materials, including teaching scenarios and the training platform, are accessible through http://colab.eun.org/home and the website of the European Schoolnet Academy http://www.europeanschoolnetacademy.eu/web/collaborative-teaching-and-learning.  Course modules are available below the video and course description and the site also has interesting videos about innovative ways to conduct classes, also using information technologies.

Agnieszka Rybińska (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel. 22 241 71 29) is the contact person for the project at IBE.

 

News

Viola Pinzi at the Warsaw workshop

A special guest attended the Warsaw training on collaborative teaching and learning. Viola Pinzi, the coordinator of the international Co-Lab project joined us from Belgium.

Together with Małgorzatą Zub of IBE, she presented the study on the understanding of collaborative learning conducted among project participants in partner countries. Four of five respondents stated that pupils achieve better results in those school subjects in which collaborative learning is used.

Next, Dorota Sobierańska and Małgorzata Sieńczewska from the Pedagogy Faculty of the University of Warsaw led a small group session on the roles in a group during the process of collaborative learning. Urszula Poziomek of IBE and Ewa Pyłka-Gutowska of MSDN illustrated the differences in the understanding of collaborative learning in relationship to group work and signaled the importance of the competences of teachers in this process.

Katarzyna Korzec of School Complex No. 1 in Szprotawa presented a scenario for an English language class that meets the criteria of collaborative learning. Marek Tarwacki, the long-term director of the School Complex in Łajski, spoke about the importance of the leader in creating a favourable atmosphere for collaboration between teachers and pupils. Beata Rola, a consultant at MSCDN, led a workshop session on team work with members having different educational needs.

The next meeting will be on June 5, 2016. This workshop will serve as a forum for project participants who will be teaching classes using collaborative learning scenarios from March to June. This will be an opportunity to share experiences and thoughts with other workshop participants.

Presentation – Wyniki badania wstępnego [Results of the initial study]



 You are invited to the e-learning platform

The project’s e-learning platform – CO-LAB MOOC on Collaborative Teaching and Learning –  was launched on October 24, 2016. The course has four modules focused on integrating collaborative teaching and learning in school. It includes videos of experts and teachers from various countries, example scenarios of classes and a section on assessing the contribution of individual pupils to a group’s work. The platform provided opportunities for the exchange of experiences with other course participants from within the country or from abroad. Question and answer sessions with experts were also conducted (November 15 at 18:00 and November 23 at 18:00).

Information about the course is available from the website of the European Schoolnet Academy http://www.europeanschoolnetacademy.eu/web/collaborative-teaching-and-learning.  Course modules are available below the video and course description.


 

Workshops for educators

The first of three planned project workshops was held on May 18, 2016. Participants included representatives from schools, teacher training institutions and future teachers (Mazovian Local Government Centre of Continuing Education for Teachers, Warsaw Centre for Socio-Educational Innovation and Training, Pedagogy Faculty of the University of Warsaw),  Education Development Centre, office of the superintendent of education and IBE.

The purpose of the workshop was to familiarize participants with the aims and activities of the project and to discuss the possibilities and the daily practice of teaching students through collaboration. The workshop was divided into two parts, each containing elements of theory and practice through the organisation of workshop exercises in smaller groups. The first part included a session on the psychological basis of working with an educational group led by IBE experts. The second part presented examples of good practices for group work in the classroom in the subjects of nature and history. This session was jointly conducted by experts from IBE and the Warsaw Centre for Socio-Educational Innovation and Training. The workshop ended with a general discussion about issues relating to teaching pupils teamwork, the ability to assess individual students’ work in groups, addressing core curriculum requirements, and the practice of teacher-led classroom lessons using elements of pupils’ work in groups.

The presentations from the workshop are provided below (in Polish):

 

MEN
MRR
MNiSW
 
CKE
ORE
GUS
 
PTE
 
OSKKO
 
SIO/CIE
 
 
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