Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 52

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Good practice: RED BALL REFLECTING EMPOWERING DEVELOPING BECOMING ACTIVE LIFELONG LEARNER… …is a project based on the theory of School Improvement (S.I.) where the progress and development of school itself, and education in general, starts from bottom up. Through S.I. we supported active lifelong learning, inclusive practices, reduce of learner’s fail, elimination of prejudice and xenophobia. Our vision was to empower ourselves (teachers and pupils) as lifelong learners using multiple ways and tools:  learner's reflection  inclusive practices  collaborative learning  non formal and informal education approaches and the study of culture – tradition Thus all 11 educational institutions (10 were approved and 9 worked) from  Greece  Cyprus      Poland Hungary Estonia Turkey Slovakia (they decided to leave the project after the first meeting)  Bulgaria  Romania and  Italy with approximately 2800 pupils from 5 -17 and 200 teachers shared joy of collaboration within and between schools and supported ways on ongoing learning and teaching (Comenius/eTwinning partners). At this point RED BALL was supported as an acronym because we aimed to transform learning into joyful and likeable procedure, as the acronym suggested. Through this collaboration we managed to build strong connections and friendship between participants (teachers, pupils, and wider lifelong learning community), combating this way any possible prejudice and xenophobia between countries, establishing our European identity and managing school improvement for all. For this purpose, we studied, communicated, collaborated, came closer with project meetings, used media and i-technology, we implemented an ongoing and a final evaluation of the procedure, disseminated our work within and outside of schools, and produced ongoing and final and dissemination products. Briefly the Partnership mobilities/activities undertaken: 2013 The first meeting was in Sofia (Bulgaria) on 25-31 October 2013 http://redball.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/5/8/24585270/agend a_bu_1.pdf The topic was theorizing on inclusive Education and Non-formal Learning (see bibliography). 52