Visiting schools in Italy: seminars and learning in action

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
Peer learning visits are a valuable tool for staff professional development. They build a community of trust, open up classroom practice and provide insights into effective strategies for a wider selection of good teaching practices and partnerships.

Participants will enjoy opportunities to meet and interact with local teachers, headmasters and students, to discover educational institutions and their school culture at various levels (primary, secondary, vocational, adult lifelong learning, etc.) and to experience a powerful and unique networking that will facilitate change and learning in a friendly forum for discussion.

Please, note that this course should be included as a “Courses and training” activity in your application to Erasmus+ Key Action 1, as it is a high-quality combination of school visits, seminars, workshops, facilitated interactive discussions and self-reflections.

We will research and select a number of appropriate host schools for the visiting team and organise seminars, workshops and group activities to prepare and debrief visits and presentations and to facilitate exchange about education systems, the culture of the host country, and educational topics of general interest.

Participants will have the opportunity to deliver presentations about their education system, their school, their town, their country and their ideas about future Erasmus+ projects. Ideally, school visits should foster increased sharing and learning partnerships and possibly form reliable partnerships leading to possible future Erasmus+ projects.

Learn from each other and share best practice and ideas beyond the classroom so the impact can be felt school-wide and internationally!

Subject to COVID-19 restrictions and local regulations.

Dates may be subject to amendment according to school calendar year of the country visited. Changes might be needed to make up for time lost due to unforeseen or changing circumstances which might be out of the reasonable control of the receiving organisation.

Learning outcomes:

  • Share good teaching practices
  • Learn about educational organisation and management of learning in different countries
  • Observe what works in other schools
  • Discuss about the nuances of the host school’s design and implementation
  • Acquire new knowledge about the school-improvement processes

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B1 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Teachers and school staff

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 15
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 20.03.2022 - 27.03.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 06.11.2022 - 13.11.2022 - Confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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