University of Klagenfurt
Federal Ministry Republic of Austria
European partnership in ICSE Academy. Thirteen recognized ITE/CPD providers from 13 countries form the core of the partnership. They are supported by educational policy makers in each country (associated partner) as well as one associated model school. These partners creates the European partnership.
At least 4 more schools in each country participate in professional learning activities, including mobility. These schools support the endeavour of the partnership.
The Charles University in Prague represents the largest education institution in the Czech Republic. It actively engages in international cooperation and promotes them within the framework of ERASMUS programmes. The Faculty of Education has teachers study programmes focussing on different areas inclusive of STEM education and the integration of STEM subjects is for it a current challenge within the Czech educational system. For this reason, Charles University caters to the smooth implementation of ICSE Academy in the Czech Republic, as well as using their networking experience in domestic and international levels.
The National Pedagogical Institute of the Czech Republic (NPI CR) is run directly by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports, and prepares strategies for further development of general, vocational, art and linguistic education, continuing teachers education and the area of pedagogical-psychological, educational and career counselling together with the Ministry. Fourteen regional centres provide support to teachers, trainers and schools.
The Smíchov Secondary Industrial School and Gymnasium offers three classes in Information Technology in each year, one Cyber Security class in pilot mode and a new Gymnasium class focused on STEM. The school educates 647 students in the 2020/2021 school year, with a 99.5% occupancy rate. For this school year, the school received 612 applications for study, so it had a fourfold overflow of applicants for all the courses offered. This was the highest number of applications of all secondary schools in the Czech Republic that offer four-year diploma courses, including the most prestigious grammar schools.
The 1st Secondary School in Jirkov, Budovatelů is school urban type, fully organized, consisting of three pavilions – school, canteen, gymnasium and a separate building of the school’s kindergarten, which has three departments for pupils and three service apartments. It is located near the town centre, close to the square and the bus station. It has 30 classrooms – 10 of which are special, 2 gymnasiums, one library and 18 classrooms. In addition to the specialist classrooms biology and physics, the school has two language classrooms, a training flat, a school workshop, a art classroom with a ceramic kiln, a chemistry laboratory, a school grounds and a gym. The pupils use 2 gymnasiums for physical activities and outdoor playground with asphalt and plastic surface.
The Faculty primary and secondary school is attended by 480 pupils and is taught by 32 teachers with the help of 5 teaching assistants, all pupils are taught according to the School Educational Programme for Primary Education Creative School. As part of the EU OPVC project “Money for Schools”, all classrooms were equipped with computers, data projectors and new blackboards. The school supports children’s extra-curricular activities and every year at the beginning of the school year we offer a range of extra-curricular clubs for children, such as sports, floorball, recorder and ceramics. The school is also successfully involved in international Comenius and Erasmus+ projects.
The Josef Jungmann´s Gymnasium is a school that respects tradition and is open to new trends and teaching methods. We are a school that is welcoming and partnering with parents, and where there are good relationships between teachers and pupils and between teachers and pupils with each other. It is a faculty school of the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Arts of the UJEP in Ústí nad Labem. It profiles itself as a school with a traditional mission of preparing pupils for higher education, as a school where values defined by teachers and pupils are shared, and as a school that is open to new trends and teaching methods. The school has six newly renovated professional classrooms including laboratories (biology, chemistry, physics laboratories). Most of the classrooms are equipped with data projectors. The reconstruction of ICT classrooms, library, language classroom, VV classroom and the garden of the gymnasium is planned.
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The Secondary Vocational School for Environmental Protection and Restoration – Schola Humanitas provides an education comparable in content to a gymnasium, but with better material equipment and realistically greater chances for employment immediately after its completion. We profile ourselves as a science school specializing in the field of ecology. By completing it, students are fully prepared for university studies in various fields. The Schola Humanitas is the oldest school of its type in the Czech Republic. It offers modern interactive education in a friendly family environment (max. 22 pupils in a class). The teaching of professional subjects in laboratories with the latest equipment is complemented by activities in the field, where the student gets to know the direct application of his theoretical knowledge. Part of the matriculation exam is the optional development of a professional matriculation thesis and its defense, which is an invaluable experience for students when writing future bachelor’s and diploma theses. We can support the student’s interest, whether through experience in Open Science internships, or participation in the High School Vocational Activity, where we have already recorded several nationwide successes.
The Medical School for Nurses and Business Academy was established on 1 July 2018 by merging two separate institutions, a higher and secondary medical school and a business academy, both located in Trutnov. More than 70 – year tradition of both schools, their excellent reputation, high quality education in vocational courses and above all the outstanding position of their students on the job market are crucial for further development of the newly established school. The school employs 56 teachers and it currently holds 520 students. The medical school focuses on courses for paramedics and caters for social demands. It offers lifelong education in the fields of healthcare and social activity to all age groups. The higher medical school and the secondary medical school provide education in four-year secondary level courses and one three-year higher education course.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is situated in Trondheim and is the largest university of Norway with about 44 170 students. The Department of Teacher Education at NTNU has Norway’s largest academic environment within teacher education and educational research.
It offers practice-oriented and profession-oriented Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programmes. In addition, it has a broad portfolio of further education for teachers and school management. Our research and our performing art and educational development work is directed towards school, classroom and workshop. Our research contributes to the national and international development of knowledge about learning and education in a lifelong perspective.
NTNU is a multi-disciplinary university with a strong profile in science and technology, and a focus on programs of professional study. Therewith, NTNU contributes to competitive Norwegian business and industry sectors as well as supports a capable public sector through collaboration in new practices, processes and products. Three specific trends will be important for NTNU in the strategy period until 2025: more intense competition, strengthened interaction with society, and willingness to change. NTNU wants to prioritize innovative and exploratory learning processes of high quality, grounded in research-based knowledge about learning. They have a long tradition of learning through real tasks and problem-based learning. This closely relates to the university’s understanding of the community assignment and its special responsibility for interdisciplinary skills. Two of the core tasks for initial teacher education at NTNU are 1) Develop research-based teaching materials and learning resources for school and teacher education, 2) Educate teachers that stimulate students to engage in development and innovation work. Thus, the aims of the ENSITE project fit very well into the strategies of our university at all levels.
Within science and mathematics education, the research profile encompasses several internationally and nationally esteemed research projects (e.g. Learners Perspective Study – LPS, EU PRIMAS, Teaching better Mathematics – TBM, TransMaths Norway, and MathTextbook Scandinavia, EU mascil, EU FaSMEd, EU INSTEM, Literacy, LOCUMS, IncluSMe). Our expertise includes ICT and learning, entrepreneurship in education, inquiry-based science and mathematics education, conceptual understanding and literacy. The Norwegian ENSITE team are experienced teachers, teacher educators and educational researchers from the field of science education and ICT.
Grammar School (Gymnázium) at 68 Golianova Street in Nitra is a modern secondary school with 4-year, 5-year bilingual (Slovak/English) and 8-year forms of study. The founder of the school is the Nitra self-governing region. The school has more than 750 students and 50 teachers. It is located in a pleasant quiet environment in the Klokočina housing estate. The school has a hundred-year history, a good reputation, many well-known and successful graduates. During its existence, the Gymnasium has gone through several names. One of the many was the name: Gymnasium of Eugen Guderna in Nitra. The school:
Teacher.sk is a e-learning solutions design and implementation, consultancy and data analytics company with experience in the public and private sector. We collaborate on projects for the development of computer science education at all levels of schools and support the introduction of modern forms of teaching. We implement comprehensive e-learning solutions based on Open Source LMS Moodle. We develop e-learning courses, mobile and web applications for education. We analyze data on the structure, content and user behavior of web and educational applications. We support activities and projects aimed at the development of STEM education.
Lärarnas Riksförbund (The National Union of Teachers in Sweden) is the only professional trade union in Sweden exclusively for qualified teachers and study and career counsellors. The union organize 90 000 members and is one of the largest unions affiliated to the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (Sveriges Akademikers Centralorganisation, Saco). Lärarnas Riksförbund does not organize unqualified employees nor principals. The majority of the members work in compulsory schooling (years 1–9) and in upper secondary schools both in the public and private sector.
The main goals and areas of activity for Lärarnas Riksförbund is to protect and advance the interests of the members in issues regarding working conditions, wages and professional development. This is done through negotiating collective agreements, representing members and through active educational policy. Lärarnas Riksförbund influences educational policies and plays an important role in improving education, for instance through participation in a number of different reference groups in which other key stakeholders are also represented.