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1 Comenius 1.3 School Development Project Evaluation: an important step to quality improvement in education

2 The project lasts –potentially – 3 years, according to the old Socrates scheme,concluded in 2006: every year a new application must be presented to the various European Agencies for evaluation... In this way, last year, we acquired the cooperation of 2 new partner schools: I.E.S. Los Cardones,Tenerife, and Forave, Portugal: together with Veikkola we have applied for the renewal for 2007/08.

3 ITCG “Mattei”, Italia, Coordinator Partner Schools Veikkolan Koulu, Finland I.E.S. Los Cardones,Tenerife, Spain (new partner) Escola Profissional e Tecnologica Vale Do Ave, Portugal (new partner) 2° year: 2006/2007

4 Last year, 2005/06, we had a British partner, The Bradbourne School, that has worked little on the program: they missed a reference teacher and decided to leave. We also have two associated partners: Comune di Decimomannu Comune di Assemini

5 We want:  To understand strengths and weaknesses of our schools; enhance the former and find a solution to the latter;  to raise language, computer, geography, cultural competences in all participants, for a school more autonomous and European. so as

6 Activities carried out in two years: B) Project meetings: visits of teachers – and students A) A school survey on sample groups of students to monitor lessons compare each other socialize evaluate the previous work and plan the future

7 with questionnaires,observation, comments, discussions; environment, competences, methods of work,organization, reputation. processed, commented and disseminated with ICT. The survey: … on the areas: The data:

8 A ) Results: information in a period of….. 8.How much do you trust teachers? They reply “A lot/enough” -in %%%: IT 07IT 06IT 05IT 04PT 07ES 07FI 07FI 06FI 05 su 212 studenti su 190su 181su 168Su55su 159Su 66Su 60Su For Mattei, Italy : 4 years Finland : 3 years New partner: 1 year Processed/exchanged/printed/ commented /…. An example??

9 Confirmed by a sense of identity in the groups – generally much weaker than the other schools A bit surprising the negative 6% in the IT family Trust in the family IT 07PT 07ES 07FI HOW MUCH DO YOU FEEL PART OF.....??.....HERE : a lot / enough (/little / not at all) IT 07PT 07ES 07FI 07 - Your familya Your schoolb Your classc Your group of friendsd Your towne Your regionf Your country (....name..)g Europeh The whole worldi

10 What’s the general attitude towards school?? Positive enough – in fact only a minority replies “No” …. Do you like coming to school? IT 07IT 06IT 05IT 04PT 07ES 07FI 07 - Yes, a lot a Yes b Not too much c No d And also positive is the reaction to: 12. Do you have fun at school? IT 07IT 06IT 05IT 04PT 07ES 07FI 07 - Yes a No b Often c Sometimes d

11 But they can also differ significantly 13. Do you find the content of the school subjects interesting ? IT 07PT 07ES 07FI 07 - Yes a No b 12117,511 - Sometimes c Sometimes the replies are very similar…… IT 07PT 07ES 07FI Can you concentrate for an entire lesson? sì Would you like to be involved more actively in your lessons?? - Yesa Nob 19209,413 - I don’t know, I don’t carec 155,53127

12 50. Can you solve the difficulties you find in subjects? IT 07PT 07ES 07FI 07 Yesa Only partiallyb Noc2,93,63,11,6 51. If you were successful, how did you manage that? With teachers’ help, during the lessonsa With mates / friends’ helpb On my own with more engagementc If you couldn’t: WHY....?. I didn’t work / study enougha It was too difficultb I wasn’t helpedc They express a sense of discomfort- familiar to us- both in“50” and in“51”, even if they are aware of their laziness in (52)

13 Open to comments …. 16. If you could, what would you change in this school? (One reply only) (1 sola risposta) IT 07PT 07ES 07FI 07 - Nothing a The organization b 285, Some subjects c Some teachers d ,9 - Some students e Expected, the differences in PC and the use of the Net….. IT 07IT 06PT 07ES 07FI Do you have a PC at home? sì Do you use the Internet? sì

14 To see our project products, two e-journals:  “Being Young in Europe”  “Our Fantasy Workshop” /

15 B) Travels, visits, meetings, exchanges…  2005/06 1.Mattei visits Veikkola - 12/‘05 2. Mattei and Veikkola visit UK, March 06  2006/07 4 Tenerife (end Nov.06) 5 March 07, all in Finland, also two Spanish students: to see a different reality and to plan the renewal 6 April 07: Mattei visits FORAVE, Portugal 3. Finland meets Sardinia, final meeting year 1 7.Final meeting in Decimomannu, May ‘07

16 An now???? In a few days 20/27 May Final Meeting N° 6 In Decimomannu!!!

17 Italy: Laura / Bernarda / Roberta / Giovanna / Carmela / Graziano / Tiziana etc……. Tenerife: José / Felipe / Ana Finland: Kati / Aino / Hannu with Elisa e Rina Portugal: Teresa e Carlos, with Catarina and Joao

18 Welcome Timetable for the week: Evaluation of previous work for joint final report Trips to Barumini/Nora/Chia/Is Zuddas.. Monitoring of lessons Dinner together

19 We hope it has been a happy opportunity for everybody..


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