S.O.S. European Citizenship Education

Description and main aims

Draft proposed program

S.O.S. ECE Education in action is a brand new training on the so-called European Citizenship Education which is a subject still not taught in the most of the European educational systems. 
There are many possible lesson plans on European topics and many tools provided by the European Commission, websites and EU projects aiming at training teachers to teach “Europe at school”. 
This training will give to participants a general overview on EU guidelines and policies creating a common base of knowledge and promoting a positive sense of community and critical spirit. 
Another aspect of the training is the method. Schools are still very formal and teachers don’t know how to improve Non Formal Education and Innovative approaches while teaching, especially those methods which implies the break of barriers and common cultural walls. 
The actual educational guidelines ask to teachers to be able to communicate more and make teaching appealing, international, transversal and funny. With ECE Education is possible to become more "European Teachers" and start a new teaching process widening the network and opening minds, creating cooperations, innovative skills and competences of all.
Knowing more about Europe and its opportunities means to have a bigger perspective and be involved in many networks, know more informations and being able to explain what is happening in the European Union and in the world. 
JUMP is running since years a project titled “We School Europe” involving many schools in Europe and has a training kit of tools and lesson plans to be shared and used by teachers adapting to every specific context. As almost all JUMP trainings, part of the session will be in local schools working "directly" with teachers and students.

The title S.O.S. refers to our intention to deliver teachers a "Tool kit" of lesson ideas, methods, practical and technological games which we have or can be created by teachers once they know how, useful also to cover those moments where a European subject can cover other specific subjects. ECE Education is transversal and can be taught at different levels also creating debates (if secondary school). This subject can be useful to fill holes in the school schedule when subject teachers are absent and other teachers can enrich the curriculum with innovative European lessons.

Sunday : arrival of participants, welcoming by the B&B , free time and relax

Monday : 09:30 - 11:0 first briefing by organizers, presentation of the team, logistic of the local context, program overview and changes, moving to the activity place

11:00 - 12:30 Expectation tree and program in details. First lesson on EU nowadays and Education in Europe (ET 2020 framework).

12:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Exploring tools, websites and EU guidelines of ECE Education

Tuesday: 09 - 13:00 lesson. WE School Europe Training kit for teachers. Project Based learning and first modules on key topics at the base of the subject "Europe"

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 session. Continuing the morning activities

Wednesday: 09 - 13:00 lesson. Simulation of ECE Education module for your subject 

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 session. Preparing for work on the field lessons to be delivered into a real class a school in Soverato. 

Thursday: 09 - 13:00 

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Debriefing and evaluation of the morning session. Planning the day after.

Friday: 09 - 13:00 session. Moving to the school again and other lessons with children and teachers.

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Continuing the debriefing and deepening the topic of Europe as a subject. Innovation in didactic and methods popular in a European dimension nowadays.

Saturday: 09 - 12:00 Last session. Final evaluation. Europass, certification and sharing of perspectives, future plans and cooperations. 

Saturday: 12 - 13:00 Group pictures and celebration of the week

To enrich the program JUMP will propose and organize ​intercultural activities or an excursion "Discovering Calabrian old towns and traditions".

Watch the pictures of the trainings


JUMP organises a training every month of the year excluded in the Christmas period.

If you're a writing a KA1 project, please, plan the most suitable period for you and your team starting from the 1 of July every year and then, when you will know if your project is approved, we will write each other and we will confirm dates and sessions planning together. If you prefer to write and you need a formal confirmation, please write to associazionejump@gmail.com