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"EOL - Learning environments where modern languages flourish": the network meeting (Graz, 20-21 March 2018), a key step for the ECML project

09 April 2018

The EOL network meeting took place at the ECML in Graz on 20-21 March. The network meeting is a key step for each ECML project as it provides an opportunity to get direct feedback from different experts on tools, resources and developed approaches.

The team carefully selected the participants according to their expertise and geographical professional background. The network meeting brought together teachers from partner schools, school principals, institutional representatives and researchers. The team had also the pleasure to welcome Flore Schank, coordinator of the project Inspiring language learning and teaching in the early yearsand Angela Gallagher-Bretts, team member of the project Action Research Communities.

The EOL project is in its third year of development. The concepts are consolidated, the working environment (European network, working platform, forum, etc.) is adapted to the needs. The tools have nearly all been set up, the work on resources has been launched and the research data collection is almost complete.
The drafting of the final publication, the development of the training platform, the labelling process and the dissemination activities (workshop, conference), as well as the training and consultancy offer still remain to be accomplished.

The network meeting gave participants the opportunity to share reflections and analyse the project through four key entries:

  • modern languages as a key for human ecology (matrix);
  • the symbiotic approach on language education as a way to consider in a win-win relationship modern languages as an answer to the main challenges of education (TrEOL);
  • interconnections and their role to enhance all “synapsis” of school systems (memos, glossary, resources);
  • stakeholders’ and schools’ professional development (indicators, transfer tool and training platform).

If participants support the philosophy of the EOL project and see its benefits in their own working context, there are two types of critical feedback:

  • methodology: participants made proposals to make the personal and collective path on learning environments more progressive;
  • strategy: participants gave several suggestions on how to improve communication on EOL and to make the different tools more easily accessible.

In the end, the main elements of the project’s dissemination are: making publications user friendly, choosing a progressive approach and selecting easy access resources. The research part and the links to other ECML projects have been deeply appreciated by participants and should find a place in the final publication. The participants’ feedback is very encouraging and gives the team a great inspiration to finalise tools and resources.

 

Matrix

TrEOL

Questionnaires

Glossary

Website

Relevance

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Clarity

Good

Good

Good

Excellent

To be improved

Innovation

Excellent

Excellent

Good

Excellent

To be improved

Effectiveness

Good

Excellent

Good

Excellent

Good

Design

Excellent

To be improved

Good

Excellent

To be improved

 

 

Memos

Masterplan

Indicators

Transfer

Platform

Relevance

Excellent

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Good

Clarity

Excellent

Good

Good

To be improved

To be improved

Innovation

Excellent

Good

Good

Good

Good

Effectiveness

Excellent

Good

Good

Good

Good

Design

Excellent

Good

Good

To be improved

To be improved

 

The project team:
Jonas Erin (coordinator), Kristin Brogan, Silvia Minardi, Lea Štiberc

 

Website of the project "Learning environments where modern languages flourish" (available in English, French and German): http://eol.ecml.at/

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