Irish schools can develop their international outlook and exchange teaching practices by partnering with schools across Europe in an Erasmus+ School Exchange Partnership. Primary teacher Karen Naughton from Galway explains how her school’s project has helped pupils learn about other customs, culture, music and traditions while teachers learned new insights and methods.
What I liked about this was the safety of the eTwinning platform: we can collaborate online with a class in another country with all the child protection concerns covered! There is lots of support from the eTwinning team who are ready to help when you need it. Before we knew it, we had our projects written up and submitted. I’m looking forward to the year ahead and seeing how our project turns out.
“I couldn’t imagine how much history is behind the programme, nor how many socio-political and economic changes it has undergone.” On Europe Day Petar Dukic, our Inclusion and Diversity Officer, traces how his understanding of Erasmus+ has grown. In particular, he reflects on how the programme has been shaped by European history and shared values, and how it continues to respond to changing times.