REPORT FROM THE MULTIPLIER EVENT
The Multiplier event within the project “ECCAL: 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, March 16, 2022, in City library “Brothers Miladinovci” in Skopje. The event included participants from all the partner organizations within the project - 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).
The guests on the event were representatives from different primary schools, teachers and students from pilot schools, organizations who are active in this field, representatives from Educational department of “Centar” Municipality in Skopje and Bureau for Development of the Education of North Macedonia.
The event started at 12 am and lasted until 3 pm.
The aim of the event was promotion and dissemination of the project products and results to the wider community.
Dominium Cultural Hub presented the ECALL project, the achievements so far and the future activities. Three intellectual outputs and one field research were delivered in the frame of the project activities. They were presented in front of the guests and they were invited to visit the web page of the organization where all materials are attached for further scope and analysis.
Mrs. Vaska Bojadzi, as a member of the host organization opened the event, presented the project organization and partners, aims of the project and facilitated the presentations and discussion of the participants.
Mrs. Marija Miloshevska, as a director of the organization Dominium cultural hub presented field of work, projects and activities which were delivered in the eight years of existence of the organization.
Mrs. Ana Poprizova, as a project coordinator presented the activities and outputs from the project. First document is Concept and Methodology for extracurricular activities for Literacy and studying other languages and is based on review of literature (conceptual determination, contemporary theories, experiences in other countries with a particular focus on Bulgaria and Croatia) and description of the situation in North Macedonia.
Second document is Teachers’ guide for preparation of curriculum for realization of extracurricular activities in literacy and studying other languages with theoretical explanation of the principles and methodology for planning, organizing and realizing of the extracurricular activities in primary schools based on National educational standards of MoES and best practices developed by teachers from primary schools, piloted during the project. Third document - Modules for teachers’ training for realization of extracurricular activities for Literacy and studying other languages are based on the experiences and good practices from partner organizations.
The partner organizations offered a comprehensive presentation of the attributes of each of the organizations. They shared the benefit and effects from the project activities for their organizations and the importance of mutual cooperation and European perspective of Erasmus+ programme.
Mr. Oliver Stanojoski as a representative from Bureau for development of education of Republic of North Macedonia expressed his satisfaction of project results and pointed out the significance of materials for improving of methodology of realizing extracurricular activities in the field of language literacy and using languages.
Added value to this multiplier event were presentations from the pilot organizations who participated in project activities, (learning / teaching / training /activities) which were delivered by partners from City Library Rijeka and SOUEE "Konstantin - Cyril the Philosopher" Ruse, last year. After participating in these trainings the participants were invited to try to implement some activities in the field of language literacy and using other languages, in the form of extracurricular activities. A student and his teacher presented School blog they have made in their school and representative from library presented a plan for using gaming technology in improving cooperation between schools and libraries.
In the discussion session some of the guests expressed their interest and satisfaction of the event and presented content.