Learn to Enterprise. Improving Entrepreneurial and Linguistic Competences through Non-formal Education (LEEN TEEN project) is an Erasmus + KA2 Strategic partnership between schools:
Colegiul Naţional Iaşi –Romania
Colegiul National Iasi is the coordinator of this project. The National College Iasi has acquired practical experience in managing and implementing projects. The numerous Leonardo da Vinci and Commenius projects with European funding are showing the commitment of its teaching staff and pupils to life-long learning. Along the years, the cooperation and the exchange of good practices with partners from Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, France and the UK has enabled The National College Iasi to share, develop and transfer practices which have had a significant impact in educating and training the participants, the skills and competences acquired in those projects equipping them for the challenges of the National and European market needs. LEEN-TEEN is the natural sequel of former European projects. What LEEN-TEEN aims at is to provide the participants and the beneficiaries’ in-depth coverage of these two important areas – entrepreneurship and non-formal activities in European context.
The project partners were chosen as a response to the announcements posted on E-Twinning Teachers Room (on topics of Erasmus + Programmes) and Facebook pages: Comenius Coordinators from Europe, ERASMUS+ For EU Projects – Partner Finding + Dissemination Group and Erasmus+ Partner search. After a rigorous selection that targeted: the experience and skills that the potential partners would bring to the project, target groups characteristic (age/composition), the next four (out of a total of 20 eligibles replies) were chosen:
Agrupamento de Escolas de Moure e Ribeira do Neiva – Villa Verde, Portugal
Agrupamento de Escolas de Moure e Ribeira do Neiva – Portugal, has experience in European projects such as Comenius Multilateral (2 projects) and Comenius Host school. It also has in its staff and board people with the knowledge and motivation to successfully carry and accomplish the goals that are set in this project. This partner can bring to the project not only the knowledge and experience acquired in other projects, but also ICT skills such as in developing the project’s website and maintaining it as a product of this partnership.
Prywatne Liceum Ogolnokształcące im. I.J. Paderewskiego – Lublin, Poland
Prywatne Liceum Ogolnokształcące im. I.J. Paderewskiego in Lublin, Poland, is a private school which will not only bring the experience in European projects work (2 Comenius projects were done in this school and many other non-EU projects) but also the competencies needed in 21st century school – innovative methods of teaching and organizing project work (digital competencies, using tablet and smartphone apps and other IT solutions), professional psychological and drama workshops, experience in entrepreneurship education for students, as well as the passionate, enthusiastic and helpful teachers that will be able to complete the project activities.
Istituto d’Istruzione Secondaria Superiore Leonardo Sciascia – Erice, Italy
Istituto d’Istruzione Secondaria Superiore Leonardo Sciascia Erice – Italy includes two types of Secondary School in the Italian Education System: a Secondary Business-Tourism Technical School and a Vocational School, containing different courses. A number of students are migrants’ children, mainly from North Africa, European Eastern Countries and China. The Italian partner will bring along with its cultural diversity an experience regarding alternative teaching methods through the use of online practice of English, open air activities for Tourist guides and summer job training at a company developing digital competencies.
St. Patrick’s Academy – Dungannon, Northern Ireland, UK
St. Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon – Northern Ireland, is a specialist school in the field of business studies, participant in competitions and programmes which promote entrepreneurial ideas and practices, and therefore can bring a wealth of skills and ideas to this area. Having just completed a Comenius programme and belonging to a culture that is interested in music, drama, dance etc., there is no end of non-formal activities they can bring to the table for both students and teachers. In terms of language acquisition, being an English speaking school, this school can offer its partners a real opportunity to practice this skill. .
The partner schools’ experiences and competencies lay the foundation for a fruitful cooperation, the expertise in various aspects which are essential in the running of the LEEN-TEEN project – linguistic, digital, entrepreneurial, non-formal – and the expressed interest and willingness of the staff members to contribute to the completion of all the planned activities anticipate the success of the project.
We are convinced that elected partners will enrich the quality of educational process in each schools