Educational InnovationNetwork Key CommunityMembers

Viladecans’ 360º approach to education underpins the idea of an Educational Innovation Network that involves different public and private representatives in a city-wide project. Anybody educates, anywhere at any time. It is understood that learning happens within and out of schools’ walls, and also physically and, increasingly, from and with virtual digital tools.

This education conception makes everybody co-responsible in the teaching-learning process. Bridges between potentially education agents, formal and non-formal, promote collaborative efforts and have a multiplying impact.

With this in view, all ON BOARD partners engaged members from different stakeholders’ groups to participate in the international gatherings, their local planning meetings and in pilot innovative projects.

Teachers and headmasters were obviously the first ones, but other followed: local businesses and the university, entities of all kinds, families, the students themselves… they turned to have a high potential and interest in connecting with each other to improve students’ interest, skills and capacities from a “real world” standpoint and beyond the formal curricula.

Headmasters and teachersas educationalinnovators

Education Innovation starts with the commitment of schools’ headmasters and teachers who become the first true innovators. In Halmstad ON BOARD Partners analysed the capacities and challenges for primary and secondary schools’ teachers to innovate in their respective education systems. Teachers from the different partner cities were invited to an open dialogue to share their potential to innovate and the challenges they encounter. 

In Halmstad all participants learnt about the Professional Learning Communities, the Halmstad project based on peer and co-teaching and practice oriented learning for teachers. A key learning point from the visit to the Swedish partners was that teachers need time to reflect, test, make mistakes and correct their teaching practice, with the support from the institutions and preventing extra workload.



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