LearningMigration Com 3 network
Learning about migration and intercultural relations in school and teacher training
225585 - CP -1-2005-1- NO - COMENIUS – C3
LearningMIgration continues and develops further work that was started in the "MIR Com 3 Network" (2002-2005) http://www.migrationhistory.com/comenius
LearningMigration is about sharing experience and best practice of how best to deal with the educational challenge of the increasing number of immigrants into Europe, and also the greater movement of people between European countries. LearningMigration is about integrating a better understanding of the phenomenon of migration into daily teaching in all parts of the educational community. LearningMigration is about setting up joint groups of staff from local schools and teacher training institutions, from educational authorities, NGOs, and from didactic research institutions in order to deal with these issues more efficiently.
PRIMARY GROUPS: students, teachers and staff in local schools; students, teachers and staff in teacher training institutions; staff in pedagocial research institutions; staff in educational /public authorities
SECONDARY GROUPS: NGOs in the area of migration and intercultural relations; groups more directly representing immigrant families; parents and families of immigrants.
Main activities and types of activities:
A: Activities organised by four (4) transnational seminar groups (for schools, for teacher training, for research, for public authorities (education). This to be done through the running of annual thematic seminars comparing the situation in partner countries with the aim of producing guidelines and recommendations for improvements in (a) local schools, (b) teacher training, (c) didactic research, (d) national policies and regulations
B: Activities organised by the national groups of the network (11-13 to be set up):
- hold partner meetings in each country (national working groups) –e.g. before and after main events like annual conference (Spring) and before and after transnational seminar group meetings (Autumn)
- run small seminars for local teachers
- co-organize film or art festivals (intercultural events)
- organise meetings with policy makers in the field of migration/inteculturality
- discussing local funding (make a sustainable network)
- production of brochures and flyers presenting own activity.
- Annual Conference + a pre-conference Contact Seminar Day: conference reports produced
- Thematic Seminars: guidelines and recommendations produced
- Final Dissemination Seminar: final products exhibited
- web-site and database established
- Brochures and flyers; videos/DVD – produced as a result of other activities.
- Annual Reports from partner groups
Main events (especially during the first year):
- First annual conference, Stavanger (Norway) May 12-14, 2006
- Setting up-meetings of transnational seminar groups (2005-06)
- Annual conference + four parallell transnational thematic seminar groups each following year
- Final dissemination seminar (2008)
- Change of practice in school and teacher training
- Increase contact between educational staff and public authorities, particulalry educational authorities
- Increase contact between teachers and NGOs