The project addresses the common challenges for European schools in having the best learning outcome for the pupils. The influence of international studies of educational achievements (Hattie and Timperley, 2007) has made the schools aware of the differences between the pupils’ achievements both inside and between the countries in Europe.
“The Power of Feedback” stems from the EU request for “Improving the quality & efficiency of education & training.” Feedback is emphasized as one of the most important tools for raising pupils’ skills within all subjects. In some of the participating countries pupils are performing significantly below average in the OECD area in different subjects. There isn`t enough feedback in schools at present. This has led to an increased focus on learning outcomes and attempts to develop better teaching and learning strategies.
In the project each school will be able to work on all four pillars of education of Unesco: learning to know, learning to do, learning to work together and learning to be. The competence to learn is fundamental. It describes ability to understand learning processes, to involve oneself in continuous learning within a professional culture and knowledge base, to create, transpose and transfer knowledge. With participation in continuing professional development in the project, grows the ability to master the diagnosing and leading of learning.
mag. Anastazija Avsec, Slovenia