The course has been created for school management, administrators, pre-school, elementary/primary, secondary school teachers; staff of institutions involved in education who want to have an inside look to Estonia’s school system through school visits and understand what are the reasons behind the PISA success.
What is a PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) test? – The international rankings compare the performance of 15-year-olds in reading, math, and science across 79 countries and economies, including the 36 OECD member states. The rankings take place every three years.
The last results came out in December 2019 (the tests were made in 2018). Estonia’s overall aggregate score made it the highest placed European country and putting it in fifth place in the league table.
To familiarize participants with Estonia’s qualities and standards in education – to inform how it supports children’s wellbeing and learning in schools.
To participate at study visits and job shadowing in Tallinn: observing lessons, meetings with head teachers, teachers and pupils at appropriate school levels
To offer innovative ideas for the classrooms’ innovation – 21st century skills and transition from non-digital to digital.
To provide opportunities for reflection and feedback
To establish connections between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds which facilitates future networking and partnership potential
Furthered knowledge of Estonia’s system of education – you will get insights into the Estonian education system and hands-on experience of the various pedagogical methods used in kindergartens and schools.
Understanding where are the roots of Estonia’s young people’s knowledge, as well as their ability to use this knowledge.
Teamwork and interpersonal abilities
Shared knowledge and experiences and expertise with other professionals of a panEuropean background
Creating output. Working individually or in groups on recommendations for one’s own school. Learning diary, social media updates, blogs.
Better knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development.