Find out how Erasmus+ job shadowing in Malta enabled teachers and Special Needs Assistants from Galway to exchange ideas with colleagues about how to support children with special needs in the classroom. They also had the chance to look at ways to provide language support to migrant children and how to start Nurture Groups.
Using words and videos, a teacher shows how a small rural school in Co. Galway has benefited from almost ten years’ involvement with European programmes. The school is currently taking part in two Erasmus+ partnership, including one exploring outdoor education – “Happy Children make Happy Learners”!
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.
“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.