Erasmus+: LehrerFortbildungen

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An Erasmus+ Course for teachers attended by Philipp Moravi erasmusplus

Diary entry 24th April 2023

Today the course started for me at 09:00 am at the Center Hotels Plaza meeting room. Because so many people signed up for that course, I think all together we are 49 people, we were split into two groups to provide a better learning experience for every one of us. Manuel from Alicante, who is the teacher and the responsible person of my group, introduced himself to us. He works as a teacher in Spain but is also a technical engineer who has worked for many companies involved in energy gaining and smart energy using processes. Looks like that makes him a perfect teacher for the topics "sustainability" and "climate change". After a short overview about the contents of the course, everyone had to get to know their colleagues, introduce the city where they come from and of course the school they work at to the other participants of the course. Most of the people in my group are from Spain or Greece, some are from Germany and only one is from Italy. I am the only one from Austria.

5. und letzter Tag in Barcelona

Institut Quatre Cantons minNach vielen Eindrücken, Gesprächen und Unterrichtshospitationen habe ich mich heute im Instituto Quatre Cantons von Iris Folch, unserer Erasmus-Kontaktperson, verabschiedet.

Die größten Unterschiede zwischen dem BG Rein und dem Instituto Quatre Cantons? An der spanischen Schule haben die SchülerInnen keine Schulbücher. Die Unterrichtsvorbereitung wird von der Lehrperson meist per Beamer projiziert. Die Schülerinnen haben großteils Tablets. Supplierungen wie im BG Rein gibt es in Spanien nicht. Fällt eine Lehrperson aus, muss eine andere in der Klasse Aufsicht halten, aber keinen Unterricht. 


Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Today we started off with an introduction of all the teachers participating in our course –they presented themselves and their schools. We have got colleagues from Estonia, Poland, Hungary and Finland and it was interesting to spot the differences to our school, e.g. the Estonian elementary school has got their own stable with horses the kids themselves take care of. The Polish primary school is a so- called community school – that means it is funded by both state and private institutions. We were impressed by the fact that they have got an SI (sensory integration) room which helps kids to find some peace and quiet. We liked that lunch is free in Finland. The other participants were highly impressed by the presentation of our school.

Seit dem Jahr 2015 habe ich mit großer Begeisterung an mehreren Projektaktivitäten unseres Erasmus+ Programmes „Kulturkiosk“ teilgenommen und dabei viele neue Kontakte und Freundschaften mit Schulen und Kolleg*innen in mehreren europäischen Ländern geschlossen. In diesem Schuljahr hat sich nun über Vermittlung unserer Erasmus+ Partnerschule, dem Liceo Statale Mazzini in Neapel, eineneue Partnerschaft mit dem IISS Firpo-Buonarroti in Genua ergeben.

Im Juli 2022 nahmen Gudula Brandmayr und Ivonne Mayr an einem Italienischkurs der Erasmus Learning Academy teil. Hier ein Link zu einem von ELA veröffentlichten Bericht ( zu dem Kurs sowie zu einem Video ( mit den besten Eindrücken der Woche.

Gleich nach den Herbstferien haben interessierte Kolleginnen die Chance genutzt, sich bei unserem 1.Europacafé über die Möglichkeiten, die Erasmus+ Schulen bietet, zu informieren. Neben Erfahrungsberichten aus vorangegangenen Sprachkursen in Bologna im Sommer 2022 und einem Job Shadowing in Belgien im Oktober 2022, bot dieses Treffen auch die Möglichkeit, sich über kreative Unterrichtsmethoden auszutauschen und diese gleich selbst auszuprobieren (Stichwort Hut auf:). Darüber hinaus wurde ein kurzer Einblick in die neue Erasmus+ Online-Plattform und deren Angebote gegeben. Gleichzeitig blieb auch Zeit die geplanten Erasmus+ Projekte des laufenden Schuljahres vorzustellen und die gemütliche Atmosphäre mit Brötchen und Schokoriegel zu genießen.


On all my Erasmus+ trips so far, I have noticed that there are three types of people (in my case mostly teachers) you meet while travelling:

first, there are the ones that smile at you but basically are too shy or feel too uncomfortable with their language skills to talk to you. Next, there’s the people you meet in all the schools who are skeptical – they don’t know what to do with Erasmus+ people, because they feel like it’s a program made to give them more work while taking some of their colleagues to places that they can’t go to.

Then there’s the third group of people, which will be the ones you’ll get to know on an Erasmus+ activity: the world travelers, the people who just try, the ones who are always looking for new ideas and who jump at the chance of meeting someone from a different country, a different school, someone with a different perspective but with this unique though collective understanding of a “WE” in European countries. Well, these are the ones you want to start talking to and who will inevitably drift towards you. Apart from this experience, today was filled with a tour of school ending at the international office, a meeting with one of the other Erasmus+ workers (Annick), who told me about her projects and gave me a number of ideas on how to better communicate Erasmus+ to the school community (like using screens to broadcast oncoming activities, publishing a monthly overview of all the activities on the website), an observation of a Year 12 German class with Heleen (where the kids asked me a bunch of questions and recommended I try a Belgian dish with a hat), a meeting with Ria, who’s responsible for the heritage service on campus to talk about a heritage project and a meeting with the English teachers at school to discuss the beginning of the school year and any changes to the common teaching plan that they had. It ended with me being full of new ideas, my brain already starting to work on how to implement these at my home school and a delicious dinner with the time travelers mentioned above. (Katharina Schwaiger)

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