WHAT IS A COMENIUS PROJECT?
Jan Amos Comenius was a 16th Century educator and is generally considered to be the father of modern education system. It is his name which has been given to partnerships of European schools and colleges working together on common projects. Each institution within a partnership is funded by their own national agency and in Trinity’s case this is The British Council. Funding is for 2 years and is based on an agreed number of “mobilities” – that is return journeys made by staff and pupils to other schools within the partnership. For a project to receive funding an application must be submitted and one school must agree to be the coordinator.
Further information can be found on The British Council’s website.
Pictures of the activities can be found here:
The presentations from the latest projects are available to download at the bottom of this page.
STUDENT VOICES ACROSS EUROPE
September 2010 saw the start of not only a new project but also a new Comenius Partnership. We are now working alongside new partners in Ancenis, France and Eisenstadt, Austria as well as our existing partners in Padua, Italy and Tampere, Finland.
Our work at Trinity is funded by the British Council.
The title of our project is Student Voices across Europe and we will be considering the range of “voices” our students use to express themselves. Each partner will host a meeting where each “voice” will be the subject. Ambassador Students as well as teachers will attend the meetings where they will work alongside each other.