About the project
Over the past 20 years, reforms in the primary education have been implemented in the Republic of North Macedonia, which mainly focused on formal education, while neglecting the importance of extracurricular activities in schools for the overall development of the child. Thus, there was a discrepancy between regular (reformed) teaching and the realization of extracurricular activities.
Having in mind in various domestic and international reports (OECD, PISA) it has been ascertained that the achievements of pupils are very low and are in decline (especially in the field of Literacy), it is necessary to find ways and strategies for improving the situation in the schools, and in terms of teaching, but also in finding other more creative methods of learning and teaching, motivating pupils to develop the basic competences.
That is why changes are necessary, but not only as the establishment of specific standards of knowledge for each teaching subject (which refers to the study of mother tongue and / or foreign languages), but above all as the development of a flexible and modern system which will encompass the acquisition of knowledge, skills and development of attitudes in each pupil, as well as developing a system based on the competences necessary for the successful involvement of every individual in all processes of contemporary society.
The main objectives of the project is to connect and build a complementary and coherent system of primary education based on competences that are developed both through regular classes and extracurricular activities through preparation of documents, recommendations, training and guides for teachers and the exchange of innovative and creative ideas.
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SOUEE "Konstantin Kiril Filosof"
The school as a positive learning environment for acquiring skills and competences.
In the period of June 7th – 8th, over 30 participants from a number of elementary schools across the country had the opportunity to participate in the online “Workshop for development of learning literacy and other languages competences' through extracurricular activities”. The workshop was realised in the ambit of the Erasmus+ project “Improving literacy and learning other languages in elementary school pupils (primary schools) by developing knowledge, skills and attitudes (competences) within extracurricular activities”, implemented by Dominium Cultural Hub Skopje, Rijeka City Library and SOUEE "Konstantin - Cyril the Philosopher" Ruse.
The workshop was facilitated by SOUEE "Konstantin - Cyril the Philosopher" Ruse, including several members of staff. The first day of the workshop offered insights into schools’ practices with designing and implementing a wide spectrum of extracurricular activities for improving student’s foreign language skills, while the focus of the second day was on cretive online learning tools that educators can utilize with different age groups of students. The workshop fostered an exchange of exchange of experiences and knowledge between the participants.
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Rijeka City Library
Rijeka City Library has been recognised as one of the most innovative Croatian
public libraries regarding library services and programmes for its patrons. This
introductory presentation will be a short story about our library with the main
focus on our programmes and projects, especially those for children.
The first transnational project meeting was planned for Skopje-R.N.Macedonia, due to the globalCOVID-19 virus pandemic, the meeting will be done in the virtual setting. We will be using Zoom for the meeting. The instruction on how to download/use Zoom is added to this agenda.
The first Transnational meeting within the project “ECALL: Improving Literacy and learning other languages in elementary school pupils (primary schools) by developing knowledge, skills and attitudes (competences) within extracurricular activities” was held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, on the ZOOM platform. The meeting included participants from all the partner organisations within the consortium - Marija Milosevska, Ana Porizova and Vaska Bojadji from Dominium Cultural Hub Skopje (project coordinator), Niko Cvjetkovik and Tanja Badanjak from the City Library Rijeka (project partner) and Biljana Ilieva and Elka Simeonova from SOUEE "Konstantin - Cyril the Philosopher" Ruse (project partner).
During the meeting the partner organisations had an opportunity to get to know more about each other’s work, discuss financial and administrative aspects and some of the core project documents including the Evaluation and Monitoring plan and the Dissemination plan, as well as outline the timeframe for the implementation of the project activities. Adjustments of the project activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the prevention measures we also considered.
The participants shared their hopes for conducting the following meeting and activities in persons, should the circumstances allow.