KEYCOLAB (Key Competences Laboratory) is a project which, based on the exchange of experiences of different models developing key competences at primary school (strategies, materials, tools, training programs…), will enable entities working on the field to exchange, improve and test models and resources with the objective of improving the applied ones and provide the knowledge to develop new ones. This project is a space for exchange, for cooperation and testing, based on the applied good and innovative practices in different EU regions and countries.
Moreover, the project aims at raising awareness on the importance of integrating key competences at school curricula and involving the different stakeholder groups in its practical implementation.
We have published in the "Work space" >> "Meetings >>" Third meeting" the information sent by the NAPE about general issues (accommodation, transport, ...) of the third meeting of KEYCOLAB project.
We have created a new page for the third meeting of our project (work space>> meetings>> third meeting). In this page you can find the first draft agenda for this event.
In Work Space >> Agenda we have attached a new format of the Keycolab Agenda. We hope it will be useful in order to clarify the next steps of our project.
We have posted (>> Work Space >> Meetings>> Second meeting) the definitive agenda for the meeting in Turku.
We have posted in "Work Space" >> "developmet" >>"Case Study" the first memorandum of CASE STUDY output.
After the Conference in Brussels we recieved this letter. We think it´s interesting to share it with you becouse it mentions our project and some of the futures work lines of Keyconet.
KeyCoNet was represented by 20 members who all joined in actively in the KeyCoNet meetings as well as shared workshops and plenary sessions with the other networks. Inclusive education was the overarching theme, and we had the opportunity to discuss the EU'S top priority issues concerning the migrant crisis and the implementation of the Paris Declaration from the different perspectives of our networks, including a focus on key competences, literacy, migrant education, and school leadership. A special thanks to members of the KeyCoNet who presented, provided posters, or acted as moderators or rapporteurs. Everyone's contributions were appreciated, we can all be proud of KeyCoNet's input to the conference.
Moreover, as we heard, there is likely to be future work for KeyCoNet in some form or other, with the publication of the new Skills Agenda in June which will have as one of its concrete action points, the revision of the 8 key competences,
which we will insist should not take place without some kind of review
of the implementation of the original 8 in the Member States.
To remind those who attended and to inform those that didn't of our decisions taken concerning KeyCoNet's future: the concrete actions KeyCoNet will take include:
1) Voluntary update of existing case studies and country overviews on the implementation of the key competence approach (countries who have already kindlycommitted to this and will be contacted individually include Malta, Ireland, Portugal, UK, JA-YE, and potentially Spain.
2) New case studies and country overviews to be produced on a voluntary basis(Nafarroako Ikastolen Elkartea from Spain have kindly volunteered to write a new case study about the KeyCoLab project concerning key competences in primary education, and the Learning Community from Italy, will write a new case study about the TASK project, concerning the self-assessment of students' key competences. Again, others interested are kindly asked to contact me.)
3) Discussion with the EC concerning KeyCoNet's involvement in the new Skills Agenda/Revision of the Key Competences work (to be instigated by KeyCoNet's coordinator, Caroline Kearney, who will follow-up with the network accordingly).
In the Work Space >> Meetings>> Second meeting in Turku you can read general information about the most convenient ways to arrenge your travel to Turku.
- We are working to organize the agenda of the meeting and a first proposal will be sent as soon as it is prepared.
Irene Lopez-Goñi representing KEYCOLAB Project presented last week a poster in the 1st Network of Education Policy Centers EPC Conference. Irene Lopez-Goñi representing KEYCOLAB Project presented last week a poster in the 1st Network of Education Policy Centers EPC Conference. You can see some pictures in the Communication (Facebook) part of this website.
We uploaded the poster and the leaflet we designed for the 1st Network of Education Policy Centers EPC Conference to our private area. You can find them in the folder Dissemination Tools (Login needed). Feel free to use it.
The European Commission took the decision to organize a conference in Brussels for all EU Policy Networks. KeyCoNet project invited Nafarroako Ikastolen Elkartea to show and explain the Erasmus+ KEYCOLAB project in the conference, which will take place in Brussels on 11-13 April 2016.
KEYCOLAB (NIE) is preparing a poster and a leaflet about the aims, contents and partners of this Project.
KeyCoNet, funded under the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme, is a growing network of more than 100 organizations representing educational stakeholder groups from 27 European countries, focused on improving the implementation of key competences in school education.