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Uludağ University Bursa 11.01.2013. The VOICE of European TeacherS (VOICES) will become a network, which connects students as future teachers, teachers,

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1 Uludağ University Bursa

2 The VOICE of European TeacherS (VOICES) will become a network, which connects students as future teachers, teachers, teacher trainers, researchers and persons of other institutes (connected to the educational field) in Europe. The overall aim is to implement European Teacher competences (European Teacher competences developed during the projects of Face-it: LLP NL-COMENIUS-CMP and ETSize: LLP NL-COMENIUS-CAM) and European key-competences for lifelong learning in the curricula of schools and teacher training institutes.

3 The VOICES will disseminate knowledge and experience from the face-it and ETSize projects to other teacher training institutes and to schools The VOICE of European TeacherS (VOICES) network will give schools, teachers, students, teacher trainers, researchers and representatives of other institution in the field of education, the possibility to stay in contact, work together, start new projects and share best practice. Collaboration during projects and reflection on our activities are the keys in the learning processes within the network.

4 The VOICES network builds on the developed in- service courses and a relationship with high motivated teachers of primary and secondary schools to become a member in the network. The VOICE of European teacherS (VOICES) will be in social networks. The web site will be renewed and hosted on the address (ETSize will stay as a part of the VOICES, used for in- service courses).

5 Partner Countries and Institutes involved in the VoiceS: P1: Netherlands….. Hogeschool Edith Stein/OnderwijsCentrum Twente (HES/OCT) P2: Belgium… HUB-EHSAL P3: Spain…. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona P4: Italy….. Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca P5: UK …. University of Derby P6: Turkey…. Uludag University (UU) P7: Switzerland…. PHZ Zentralschweiz Schwytz P8: Austria…..“Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark” (University of Education Styria) in Graz P9: Portugal….. Universidade do Minho P10: Czech Republic…. Palacký University of Olomouc

6 ORGANIZATIONAL MODEL OF THE VOICES NETWORK

7 Steering group exist of: Co-ordinator of the VOICES Henny Oude Maatman (P1) Co-ordinator evaluation Paul Stuit (P1) Co-ordinator communication Bart Hempen (P2) Co-ordinator in-service courses Maria Villanueva (P3) Co-ordinator conferences Marcella Smidt di Friedberg (P4) Co-ordinator thematic fields/research groups Jon White (P5) Co-ordinator national groups Sezen Ozeke (P6)

8 Thematic Fields and the coordinators: European Diversity: co-ordinated by professor Cathy van Tuyl (P1) European Identity (European awareness and cultural heritage): co- ordinated by Montse Rifà-Valls European Citizenship: P4 co-ordinated by Stefano Malatesta (P3) European professionalism (Knowledge approach, way of teaching, school concepts in Europe): co-ordinated by Susanne Linhofer (P8) New Teacher education (teacher education in the 21 st century, with an emphasis on blended learning and rich media): co-ordinated by professor Ellen van der Berg (P1) Language competences (plurilingualism and early foreign language learning): co-ordinated by Rosemary Smeets (P7) Early years development: co-ordinated by Jon White (P5)

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10 The UU is responsible for: The recruitment of 6 primary or secondary schools to become member of the network before the start; The recruitment of 2 other institutes or organisations on a regional or national level, which play a role in innovation of education, to become a member of the network; To co-ordinate the national group; To interest 5 researchers / lecturers of the own institute in one of the thematic fields; The communication with the management and administration of the own institute; The promotion of the network on a the regional, national and international level to realize the 20% growth; The promotion of the conferences, in-service courses and publications of the network on a regional and national level to realize the dissemination goals; The expanding and broadening of the European Teacher subjects to a master level; The special institutional tasks described above; The search for national sponsors during and after the support of the EACEA; The institutional part of the reports to the EACEA.

11 TO DO LIST BY THE CONFRENECE IN BRUSSELS 1.To recruit certain amount of schools and institutions to become a member of the network, and 2. To recruit 2 students from your institution and 2 teachers from the regular primary/secondary schools.

12 TO DO LIST BY THE CONFRENECE IN BRUSSELS 1.To recruit certain amount of schools and institutions to become a member of the network: Each partner institution is responsible from different numbers of schools & institutions to recruit before the conference in Brussels. Please see the following table for the numbers that each institution is responsible for. Partner No CountryInstitution Number of Primary/Secondary Schools to recruit Number of other institutions to recruit P1Netherlands Hogeschool Edith Stein/OnderwijsCentrum Twente (HES/OCT) 61 P2BelgiumHUB-EHSAL10--- P3SpainUniversitat Autonoma de Barcelona102 P4ItalyUniversità degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca51 P5UKUniversity of Derby10--- P6TurkeyUludag University (UU)62 P7SwitzerlandPHZ Zentralschweiz Schwytz31 P8Austria “Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark” (University of Education Styria) in Graz 51 P9PortugalUniversidade do Minho5--- P10Czech RepublicPalacký University of Olomouc5---

13 INFORMATION ABOUT MEMBERSHIP The following information would be beneficial before asking membership: Members pay a membership fee of €50, -. Members: Are part of the national VOICES group; Can follow a European Teacher in-service course, from the Comenius databank and apply for a scholarship; Can be part of a thematic field and involved in research and can publish in the newsletter. When members do presentations and /or workshops, they are invited for conferences; Can visit a conference without doing a presentation. The conference price will be reduced with the yearly memberships fee.

14 TO DO LIST cont… 2) To recruit 2 students from your institution and 2 teachers from the regular primary/secondary schools Important note for recruitment of students and teachers: Each partner institution is responsible from the selection of students and teachers. So, each partner will decide how to choose their participants to this project. Only it is important to note that the students and teachers selected for this project need to be able to use the English fluently and also have interest in one of the thematic fields (please see the thematic files in the following): European Diversity European Identity (European awareness and cultural heritage) European Citizenship European professionalism (Knowledge approach, way of teaching, school concepts in Europe) New Teacher education (teacher education in the 21 st century, with an emphasis on blended learning and rich media) Language competences (plurilingualism and early foreign language learning) Early years development Students and teachers chosen for this project are going to be placed under one of the seven thematic fields and will be asked to work on the research developed together with the other members of the related thematic fields. Deadline for to determine the students and the teachers with their choices of the groups is February, 15, National coordinators are expected to send the names of the students and teachers by this deadline using the template tables.

15 THAT’S ALL UNTIL BRUSSELS

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