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Hjalleseskolen, Denmark

Hjalleseskolen-DenmarkHjalleseskolen is situated in a suburb to Odense, which is the 3rd biggest city in Denmark. The area is a typical middleclass area, where most parents are committed to giving their children the best possibilities to succeed with their education. Our school is a quite popular school, and as a result of that, we are recieving more and more pupils from other parts of Odense.

The majority of our pupils are well behaved, and they enjoy coming to school, and they like to learn more and broaden their horizon. The wast majority of our pupils are danes, and just a small part are 2nd generation immigrants. Totally there are 570 students and 38 teachers at the school. We have a very clear health profile, and both physical and psycological health are important to us, and is a part of our school curriculum.

We have a global class at our school. The aim of the class is to have specific focus on global awareness, and to give the students the best possibilities for their future, so they can navigate in a global world. Together with our partners, we have chosen "School 4.0 the Future as the theme of our partnership. The theme is highly relevant to us, as it will fit perfectly in to the global class, but the rest of the school will also have benefit of it.

The school is working with learning environments for the different agegroups (6-12 and 13-16), and ICT must be a vital part of this process. Our role in the project is to be the coordinaters and to support the project by integrating it to the whole of our school.

Holluf Pile Skole, Denmark

hollufpileskoleHolluf Pile Skole is a public school with approximately 700 pupils and 40 teachers.

The pupils are divided into three sections: 0.-3. grade (6-9 years), 4.-6. grade (10.-13. years) and 7.-9.grade (14-16 years). Only 6% of the pupils have an other etnicity than Danish. The school is located in the south-eastern part of Odense which is the third biggest city in Denmark (189.000 inhabitants). The school district mostly consists of villas and the area was built in the early 80's.

The population in the area is a typical middle class segment. Holluf Pile Skole is a part of an eco-project, where the pupils work with different categories related to the environment. These years the school is working with 3 development themes: Health, learning environment and pedagogical analysis and ICT.

Lykeio Apostolon Petrou Kai Pavlou, Cyprus

Lykeio-Apostolon-Petrou-Kai-Pavlou-CyprusApostles Peter & Paul Lyceum is situated in the city centre and is attended by 570 students, the majority of whom are from middle class backgrounds and above. Most of the students go on to tertiary education at British Institutions. Thus, as so many of our students go abroad to study, I believe it is necessary for them to form friendships with young people from other European countries, to become acquainted with other cultures and attitudes, to adopt their good practices and to broaden their horizons. Furthermore, this experience could show the participants that they have many choices as citizens of the European Union and that they have the chance to study and work in many countries. On the other hand, at our school we also have some students from immigrant families who are struggling financially and I believe this Programme will give them the opportunity to travel and become more open minded.

Furthermore, our school is one of the oldest established in Limassol and its graduates should have well rounded personalities, which can be achieved through these projects.
In addition, as a school we must prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century, and one of these challenges is global citizenship, which is also achieved through this programme. The role of our school in the project is to act as an ambassador of our country, to collaborate with our partners in a give and take situation, to teach others and to learn ourselves and to form the kind of friendships that will make our partners recall us with warmth and affection. The theme we have chosen with our partners "School 4.0 the Future" is extremely interesting, as it will give the students the opportunity to think about their actual needs and to imagine and create the kind of institution that will meet their needs and where they will actually grow and be empowered.

Our school is also willing to take over the coordination of our project, in the event that partners 1 and 2 cannot participate. Finally, it is imperative to say that our school has a tradition of successful participation in Comenius projects and our students are willing to work hard and benefit.

Anadolu Öğretmen Lisesi, Turkey

adiyaman liseiAnotolian Teacher High School is located in the southeastern of Turkey . It has 38 teachers and 428 students whose ages range from 14 to 18. Both teachers and students are selected with a special exam. As the name suggests, it is a teacher training school but the students have the option to attend any department in university, they just get 3 extra points, if they choose to be a teacher. Most of the students comes from the cities nearby. The school dormitory provides accommodation for 200 students and all expenses are met with the student’s scholarship, which they gain automatically, when they attend this school. All of the students are Turkish. German and English languages are taught as a second language.

Adıyaman, located in the southeastern of Turkey, is rich in terms of cultural heritage and is a city where people from different cultures and religions live in harmony. But, it is also one of the most disadvantaged areas of the country. Although, Anatolian Teacher High School is one of the most successful schools of the region, generally the number of youth who attend the school in Adıyaman is not so high because of lower socio-economic status as well as the social structure, unemployment, income inequality, and traditional reasons such as not permitting the girls to school or just letting them until they have learned reading and writing and direct them to field work. So, the government carries out a campaign called “let’s take the girls to school” in the east of the country. Every year a lot of families takes away their children from school and make them work as an apprentice or the children quit themselves, just because they can't keep up with both work and school.

Generally, for the geographical reasons and the social structure , the students in this part of the country have few opportunities to interact with other European students and develop a feeling of belonging to Europe. We expect this project to develop ICT use in school,broaden the students’ horizon and give a new standpoint as well as providing an intercultural dialogue education regardless our students background, circumstances and educational needs.

IES Ingeniero de la Cierva, Spain

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The Instituto de Educacion Secundaria (IES) Ingeniero La Cierva is a state School supported by the Regional Government. The school is in the locality of Patiño, an urban area very close to the capital, Murcia. Murcia is among the seven more important cities of the country, being the capital of the Region of Murcia. Patiño is made up of an urban nucleus surrounded by small rural nuclei, but it does not have its own city council. It has all basic the primary services like medical aid, social and recreational services, public transport (good connections with Murcia, 15 minutes by bus), educational centres, etc.

The population is native, with a lower middle cultural level, but with an ascending progression thanks to the rising number of young people with secondary and higher studies. The economic activity of Patiño has progressively moved from the primary sector (agriculture and small farms) to the tertiary sector (services, stores, commerce...). Patiño counts on an underdeveloped industrial sector, partly because it is located in the rural belt around Murcia and partly by its proximity to the capital. The rate of occupation and unemployment is within the average national, not existing marginalized sectors.

The Academic Community is comprised of 115 teachers and approximately 1400 students, whose ages range from 12 to 20. We are a multicultural community, with students with different nationalities, not only Spanish, but from other countries like Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Morocco, Algeria, Romania, Ukraine, etc.

In the Engineer IES of the Cierva the following types of education are offered:

  • a. Obligatory Secondary Education (ESO). First cycle (1o and 2o). Second cycle (3o and 4o).
  • b. Programs of Curricular Diversification
  • c. Higher Secondary Education (Bachillerato) (1o and 2o).
  • d. Vocational Training (Midle and Higher Level)

Some of these Vocational Studies are exclusive to our centre in our Autonomous Community. To our region, and therefore to our educational centre, it is particularly interesting any project that is related to the Technologies of the Information, and new teaching methodologies. The direction of the Centre, as well as the Educational authorities and the Regional Government, has made a clear bet for these Technologies. Any contact with other European countries working in the same field seems of a paramount importance to us.