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A Vision of European

Teaching and Learning

Ljubljana, SI
May 18-20, 2006

3rd International Conference


on The New Role of the Teacher

The Learning Teacher Network


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VENUES
LJUBLJANA CONFERENCE 2006

CONFERENCE VENUE
The conference venue is the distinguished and four star
Hotel Grand Union, located in the heart of Ljubljana next
to the Prešeren Square.
This will be the venue for the Opening session, all the
conference sessions but also the Conference Banquet
Dinner. We are delighted to host the conference not only
in the charming city of Ljubljana – the capital of Slovenia
- but also in such pleasant conference environment.

WELCOME RECEPTION
In the very centre of Ljubljana rises a hill, on which Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad) like
a sentinel has been watching over the city for centuries. After the Opening session at the
Hotel Grand Union at 18.00 this will be the location for the official welcome reception at
19.45 on the opening evening. Delegates will be transferred by chartered bus to and from
the castle.

WELCOME DINNER
After the reception at Ljubljana Castle delegates will continue to a buffet dinner that will be
served at the Restaurant Slon (Restaurant Ljubljana), which is
located downtown very close to the conference venue.

DID YOU KNOW?


Ljubljana is a city of culture. Every year, it
hosts over 10,000 cultural events, including
concerts, theatre performances and
exhibitions by some of the greatest names of
the international art establishment.
Particularly worth mentioning are Ljubljana's
14 international festivals.

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PROGRAMME
LJUBLJANA CONFERENCE 2006

Thursday May 18th


17h30 Registration of delegates and Welcome Drink Grand Hotel Union
18h00 Cultural Ceremonies
18h30 Opening Session with Words of Welcome
- Minister of Education, Slovenia
- CMEPIUS (National EU Agency), Slovenia
- European Commission /invitation to be confirmed/
Plenary: Magnus Persson (Network Coordinator)
‘Recognising the New Role of the Teacher: Network Recommendations for
European Initiatives’
19h30 Bus transfer
19h45 Welcome Reception at the Ljubljana Castle Ljubljana Castle
Hosted by Mayoress Danica Simšič, City of Ljubljana
20h45 Bus transfer
21h00 Welcome Dinner Restaurant Slon

Friday May 19th Conference Venue Grand Hotel Union


09h00 Plenary: Prof. Pavel Zgaga (University of Ljubljana, SI)
‘Towards Common European Principles for Teacher Competences
and Qualifications’
10h00 Coffee break
10h30 Parallel Sessions
11h45 Parallel Sessions
12h45 Lunch
14h00 Plenary: Dr Linda Devlin (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
‘Professional Learning Communities: Can they help Learning Teachers
to keep their balance?’
15h00 Coffee break
15h30 Parallel Sessions
20h00 Conference Banquet at the Grand Hotel Union

Saturday May 20th Conference Venue Grand Hotel Union


09h00 Plenary: Prof Mats Ekholm (Karlstad University, SE;
former General Manager of the Swedish National Agency for Education)
‘Learning About Learning Among Teachers’’
10h00 Coffee break
10h30 Parallel Sessons
11h45 Parallel Sessions
12h45 Lunch
14h00 Parallel Sessions
15h00 Coffee break
15h45 Closing Ceremonies
16h15 Farewell Reception

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STRUCTURE
LJUBLJANA CONFERENCE 2006

LJUBLJANA
LJUBLJANA CONFERENCE
CONFERENCE 2006
2006
Thursday OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
Thursday
18h00
18h00 Cultural
Cultural Ceremony
Ceremony
Opening
Opening Session:
Session: Official
Official words
words of
of welcome
welcome
Plenary:
Plenary: Keynote
Keynote address,
address, Mr
Mr Magnus
Magnus Persson
Persson
19h45
19h45 Reception
Reception at
at the
the Ljubljana
Ljubljana Castle
Castle
21h00
21h00 Welcome
Welcome Dinner
Dinner
Friday
Friday
09h00
09h00 Plenary:
Plenary: Keynote
Keynote address,
address, Prof
Prof Pavel
Pavel Zgaga
Zgaga
10h30
10h30 Parallel
Parallel sessions
sessions 11 A
A B
B C
C D
D E
E
11h45
11h45 Parallel
Parallel sessions
sessions 22 A
A B
B C
C D
D E
E
14h00
14h00 Plenary:
Plenary: Keynote
Keynote address,
address, Dr
Dr Linda
Linda Devlin
Devlin
15h30
15h30 Parallel
Parallel sessions
sessions 33 A
A B
B C
C D
D E
E
20h00
20h00 Conference
Conference Banquet
Banquet
Saturday
Saturday
09h00
09h00 Plenary:
Plenary: Keynote
Keynote address,
address, Prof
Prof Mats
Mats Ekholm
Ekholm
10h30
10h30 Parallel
Parallel sessions
sessions 44 A
A B
B C
C D
D E
E
11h45
11h45 Parallel
Parallel sessions
sessions 55 A
A B
B C
C D
D E
E
14h00
14h00 Parallel
Parallel sessions
sessions 66 A
A B
B C
C D
D E
E
15h45
15h45 Closing
Closing Ceremony
Ceremony
16h15
16h15 Farewell
Farewell Reception
Reception
Coffees
Coffees (Fri
(Fri and
and Sat)
Sat) served
served at
at 10h00
10h00 and
and 15h00
15h00

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WELCOME
LJUBLJANA CONFERENCE 2006

WELCOME TO THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE


Dear Colleagues,
The title of the third annual conference of The Learning Teacher Network, a Comenius 3 thematic
and educational network on the new role of the teacher, is ‘A Vision of European Teaching and
Learning’. The conference title illustrates the ambition of this conference to make evident and
provide a range of essential aspects of learning and the future teaching profession, which all
contribute to a common European vision where we all, as professionals, respond to the same
challenges by forming a common path for the future.
The conference will be a platform for professionals all over Europe to meet with colleagues, to
share experiences, theory and good practice, and to take part in the European dialogue on learning
and professional competence. The conference will contribute to the European discussion on
learning and to the identification of elements of a conceptual framework. It will provide a European
venue for professional debate and interaction, and thereby hopefully also bring added value to the
daily work carried out back home. By participating we are convinced that you will not only learn and
share but also find many opportunities to make interesting professional contacts.
We wish you very welcome to the Ljubljana Conference 2006.
Magnus Persson
Network Coordinator

Parallel Strands

The conference has five parallel strands, addressing five sub thematic areas
defined by the network as dimensions of the conceptual framework of the new role
of the teacher:
A The implementation of eight key competences for lifelong learning
B The assuring of professional competence
C The understanding of learning processes
D The creating of professional learning communities
E The ensuring of values, the forming of vision and the responding to mission
Each session highlights specific issues of importance to be recognised within the
thematic dimension, thus showing best practice or exemplifying essential aspects
on knowledge, skills or attitudes.
The sessions are numbered with the syntax Time slot/Strand/Number, for example
1A1, which means Friday at 10h30, strand A, and session number 1.

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SESSIONS
LJUBLJANA CONFERENCE 2006

1A1 EXCITING ELECTRICS AND CREATIVITY


2A1 ART AND ENVIRONMENT
3A1 LITERATURE, LITERACY AND LIFE SKILLS – HOW ARE THEY RELATED?
4A1 ‘BULLSEYE’ – A TEACHING PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT STRUGGLING READERS
5A1 RELATIONSHIP BUILDING THROUGH GAMES, TRIPS AND SCHOOL OUTDOOR COURSES
6A1 DESIGNING FOR EFFECTIVE PRACTICE WITH eLEARNING
1B1 THE TEACHER AS A CREATOR OF KNOWLEDGE
1B2 CRITICAL ISSUES IN TEACHER EDUCATION
2B1 LEARNING COUNSELLING PROCESS SUPPORTED BY A COMPUTER PROGRAMME
2B2 ADDRESSING PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE (A CASE STUDY)
2B3 CHALLENGE YOURSELF! DO THE CHECK-UP
3B1 EXPLORING VALUES IN TEACHER EDUCATION – STRATEGIES FROM A EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIP
3B2 HOW TO EFFECTIVELY EVALUATE THE NEW ROLE OF TEACHERS
4B1 FACILITATING STUDENT CENTRED LEARNING IN THE MODERN CLASSROOM
4B2 EVOLVING HEADSHIP – FROM NOVICE TO EXPERT
5B1 INTERNAL AND/OR EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF TEACHING: WHY, HOW, TO WHAT EFFECT?
5B2 GENDER BASED WORK – THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR SUCCESS AT SCHOOL?
6B1 ACTION AND REFLECTION: THE MAIN STRATEGIES OF AN IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINER MODEL
6B2 COACHING IS THE JOB
6B3 HIDDEN CURRICULUM
1C1 TWO EXPERIENCES WITH PORTFOLIO
1D1 ACTIVE LEARNING A CONCEPT OF A LEARNING SOCIETY!
2C1 LEVEL CLASSES – A NEW CHALLENGE FOR THE LEARNING TEACHER IN SLOVENIA
2D1 REMODELLING THE SCHOOL WORKFORCE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
4C1 OUR SCHOOL – LEARNING IN A DIFFERENT WAY
4C2 BLOOMS OF THE PROFESSION
4C3 NEW METHOD OF TEACHING AT COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
5C1 LEARN MENTORS’ SUPPORT FOR LEARNING
6C1 ASSESSMENT THAT BUILDS UNDERSTANDING
3D1 LET’S PRETEND … PERFORM A SIMULATION GAME ABOUT CHANGES IN AN EDUCATIONAL
ORGANISATION
3D2 IT’S LEARNING JIM, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT!
5D1 ‘THE EXPERT TRAIL’ – SUCCESS FOR ALL IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN PRIMARY
SCHOOLS
6D1 GET ON THE TRAIN
1E1 EUROPE – SCHOOL - CITIZENSHIP
2E1 TRUST, RESPECT AND FUN
3E1 WHY INTERNATIONALISM IN EDUCATION?
3E2 BOYS DON’T CRY, GIRLS DON’T FIGHT?
5E1 TEACHING TEACHERS FOR TOMORROW
1RTA WHICH NEW BEHAVIOURS ARE CRUCIAL FOR TEACHERS AND TRAINERS TO MASTER IN THE
'LEARNING SOCIETY'?
4RTB RESEARCH COMPETENCE CONTRIBUTES TO IMPROVED PERFORMANCE AMONG TEACHERS AND
TRAINERS
5RTD CREATING A COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT SCHOOL: PURE FANTASY OR POSSIBLE
REALITY?
6RTC LEARNERS' ABILITIES TO TRANSFER WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNT TO NEW SITUATIONS: AN
OVERLOOKED ISSUE?

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Friday May 19th at 10h30 – 11h30
1A1 EXCITING ELECTRICS AND CREATIVITY
Workshop. Presenter: Keith Good (UK)
Target audience: Primary and Secondary
Based on Keith’s colourful book: Exciting Electrics, this workshop is about stimulating creativity through simple design and
technological activities in the classroom. Teachers will be shown how to make starting points for use with their students
and how to provoke their ideas for using them. Although based in technology education, this session has links with
Science and offers general strategies for generating ideas. Materials and equipment will be provided. Suitable for those
lacking confidence in this area of the curriculum. Very hands-on, including a chance to stroke the electronic hamster to
see if he likes you!

1B1 THE TEACHER AS A CREATOR OF KNOWLEDGE


Workshop. Presenters: Francia Kinchington and Bill Goddard (UK)
Target audience: General
This workshop is intended to offer the opportunity for participants to discuss the role of the future teacher as a creator of
knowledge. From a base of the identification of existing knowledge, we intend to explore ideas in identifying how
knowledge can be created through research, creativity, innovation and reflection. Through this process we intend to
identify capabilities which will offer the ability to challenge current competence models, and in so doing, identify the pre-
requisites and training needed to create effective educators for the 21st century.

1B2 CRITICAL ISSUES IN TEACHER EDUCATION


Lecture. Presenter: Michael Kamoudis (GR)
Target audience: Primary, Higher Education
The overriding aim of this presentation is to identify the major pedagogical challenges and issues that teacher education
in general faces, to describe the structure and content of teacher education programmes for primary school teachers in
Greece in the light of current educational needs and challenges and to assess the extent to which these programmes in
Greece have responded to major pedagogical issues.

1C1 TWO EXPERIENCES WITH PORTFOLIO


Lecture. Presenter: Maria Helena Peralta (PT)
Target audience: General
The purpose of the lecture is to contribute to the reflection on the use of portfolios as a strategy to support learning and
assessment. I will describe two different processes of working with the so called “traditional portfolio” (meaning - not an
electronic one): one with a group of teacher trainees and the other with students in the area of Education Science. The
emphasis is in both cases on a learner-centred paradigm for curriculum and assessment.

1D1 ACTIVE LEARNING A CONCEPT OF A LEARNING SOCIETY!


Workshop. Presenter: Herman Hoedemaker (NL)
Target audience: Pre-school, Primary, Secondary
Active learning is one of the most important goals in the European scenarios, which include a concept of a learning
society. The important characteristic of the learning society is the learners'own initiatives and responsabilities for their own
progress. In the workshop we will look for answers/good practices in an international perspective.One of the key-
questions is: How to get students to become more active learners and how to get teachers more "passive". In the
worksop we will "teach as we preach".

1E1 EUROPE – SCHOOL - CITIZENSHIP


Lecture. Presenter: Alfredo Gomes Dias (PT)
Target audience: General
Europe is more and more becoming the "New Continent": (1) by its political and economic movement that tries to unify it
taking into account its diversity; (2) by its permanent cultural renewal imposed by the internal and external immigration
fluxes. The Europe of diversity that is supposed to be united demands the a "New Citizenship". New values, new ways of
participating and new practices of social and cultural inclusion. School can't be responsible for solving all the social
problems that emerge from the process of building Europe. But we can demand School to prepare children for the
exercise of a new citizenship based on freedom, democracy and on the plurality of the European peoples.

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1RTA WHICH NEW BEHAVIOURS ARE CRUCIAL FOR TEACHERS AND TRAINERS TO MASTER IN
THE 'LEARNING SOCIETY'?
Round Table. Moderator: András Tarnóc (HU); Observer: Luísa Carreira (PT)
Target audience: General
This session is Round Table discussion, where the purpose is to collaboratively reflect on, discuss and answer to the
statement or question addressed.

Friday May 19th at 11h45 - 12h45


2A1 ART AND ENVIRONMENT
Workshop. Presenters: Fatima Matos Almeida and Manuela Galante (PT)
Target audience: Pre-school and Primary
Besides the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) which are often mentioned in environmental education, there are the 3Hs
(head, heart and hand) which should be the feature of any approach to global education. The Heart is the dimension of
the feelings and affections that the arts can express and evoque. Art and the environment is a program, which tries to
introduce artwork (though not aiming at producing artists) within the present concerns of the society for the protection of
the environment and its values.

2B1 LEARNING COUNSELLING PROCESS SUPPORTED BY A COMPUTER PROGRAMME


Lecture. Presenter: Mária Dávid (HU)
Target audience: General
This lecture describes a five year research (1999-2004) by Hungarian experts from the Eszerházy Károly College that led
to the creation of a special computer programme and produced a certificate of efficiency of the learning counselling
process. The main aims of learning counselling are to help students with learning problems, and to work out and find out
solutions for handling these problems. This computer programme combines the methods for increasing self-knowledge
and the methods of development learning techniques, strategies, habits and motivations. It supports the learning
counsellors work, helps the teachers how to teach how to learn, and helps the students to learn individually. /Authors:
Mária Dávid, Magdolna Varga Estefán, Lajos Kiss-Tóth, Dolli Mester, Tünde Taskó, Krisztina Szőke/

2B2 ADDRESSING PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE (A CASE STUDY)


Paper. Presenters: Michaela Pišova and Pavel Brebera (CZ)
Target audience: General, Higher education
Is the teacher / student teacher ´professionally competent´? A simple question, yet very difficult to answer. The
presentation will offer a discussion of an attempt to promote and assess the level professional competence in teacher
trainees. In order to do that the concept of professional competence will be defined and a case study of evaluation of
student teacher professional development presented.

2B3 CHALLENGE YOURSELF! DO THE CHECK-UP


Workshop. Presenter: Wiebe Goodijk (NL)
Target audience: General
Competences for lifelong learning are described. But how do you perform on these competences? In this workshop you
are challenged to do a webbased test checking your lifelong competences. It's a on-line tool to make a personal
strength/weakness analysis of the skills required for the teacher of the future. You can rate your own competences by
answering a number of questions. At the end of the session you will receive a personal report with the scores. After the
conference it's even possible to invite others to fill in the questionaire. This will create an even more complete image of
your competencies.
Note: This workshop is limited to around ten participants, where place is given in order of registration for the workshop.

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2C1 LEVEL CLASSES – A NEW CHALLENGE FOR THE LEARNING TEACHER IN SLOVENIA
Workshop. Presenters: Nevenka Lamut, Mojca Jerala Bedenk, Sonja Šega (SI)
Target audience: Primary and Secondary
An important new feature introduced by a new primary school system in Slovenia is level classes from grade five
onwards. Mother tongue, foreign language and maths are taught in learning groups matching pupil’s abilities. The aims of
these level classes are to increase the active role of teachers in connecting and directing educational process and to
achieve internationally comparable standards and levels of knowledge. What are pros and cons of such level classes?
How do they work in practice? What is the role of the teachers and their team work in such classes? Part of the
presentation will be theory/research based and part will be practical experience from Slovene primary schools.

2D1 REMODELLING THE SCHOOL WORKFORCE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY


Workshop. Presenters: Iwan Davies, Francia Kinchington, Tony Hayes (UK)
Target audience: Primary, Secondary, Higher education
This workshop will examine the the process of workforce reform in England and will be led by three colleagues who will
share different perspectives on the process so far. The presenters' views and insights will focus on three areas: i) policy;
ii) a Local Authority change process; iii) a headteacher's perspective. This workshop is of interest to all school and local
authority colleagues involved in staffing and workforce reform. Delegates will have the opportunity to examine a
successful case study and to consider the wider implications of such reform on the role of the teacher, pupil learning,
school staffing structures and employment patterns in the 21st century.

2E1 TRUST, RESPECT AND FUN


Paper. Presenter: Bill Goddard (UK)
Target audience: General
This presentation explores some elements of the professional role which relate to interpersonal skills. Trust, respect and
fun are not words commonly seen in official documents related to the role of the teacher but I contend that they are at the
heart of effective educational activity. There will be an exploration of these aspects of the educational process which
relate to key values.

Friday May 19th at 15h30 - 17h00


3A1 LITERATURE, LITERACY AND LIFE SKILLS – HOW ARE THEY RELATED?
Workshop. Presenters: Susanne Staf and Pernilla Andersson Varga (SE)
Target audience: General
Literature is the best medium for developing an understanding for other people as well as literacy, two of the key
competences for lifelong learning. Research shows a very strong connection between spare time reading, level of literacy
and study results. Knowing that, one of the main challenges for teachers must be to help all students to develop a love for
literature. In our workshop we will present a method for helping inexperienced readers to interact with literary texts. We
will also discuss the importance of matching students' general and literary repertoires with those represented by the text.
Finally, we would like to discuss the role of literature as expressed in the various syllabuses around Europe.

3B1 EXPLORING VALUES IN TEACHER EDUCATION – STRATEGIES FROM A EUROPEAN


PARTNERSHIP
Workshop. Presenter: Bernd Hainmüller (DE)
Target audience: General
The question of "Values" in teacher education is a not very well known topic in the field of european teacher education.
The Appraisal of Potential for Teaching (APT) Project is a Comenius 2.1 Project from 2003 - 2007. We focus on the shifts
of paradigm from traditional teacher education to a new learning culture, from facts and knowledge to personality centred
teacher education, and from present to future professional skills of future teachers. The formation of Values as a non
visible "screen" behind the person, who teaches, is independent from subjects and issues. We aim to make values visible
and to catalyse professional understanding of vital approaches, skills and expertise within schools in order to frame and
support a core process of action, crucial for the success of future teaching and learning. Part of this process are
diagnostic tools, which the seven participating teacher training colleges in Belgium, Estonia, Spain, Sweden, Ireland,
United Kingdom and Germany have developed in recent years, that could be implemented in European Teacher
Education and build part of a new European Teacher Education profile.

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3B2 HOW TO EFFECTIVELY EVALUATE THE NEW ROLE OF TEACHERS
Workshop. Presenters: Karel Rýdl and Jana Kaziková (CZ)
Target audience: Primary and Secondary
The changing position and role of the schools open the area for the new role of teachers. We see this new role in the
great and deep professionalism (from the teaching to the learning work, from the content to the children personality, from
the final results to the process of creating). The problem is how to effectively evaluate these learning and personal
processes (ability, competencies, knowledge how, level of creativity - why). The workshop will discuss the scale of
problems and show a possible way for effective evaluation; additionally, it will present some criterias and their evaluation
instruments, used in some Czech schools, following the National Project "Kvalita II" (Quality II).

3D1 LET’S PRETEND … PERFORM A SIMULATION GAME ABOUT CHANGES IN AN EDUCATIONAL


ORGANISATION
Workshop. Presenter: Margriet Kat (NL)
Target audience: General
Which team performs best in implementing changes in schools? In a game like setting we will simulate real-life situation:
how can we get all members of a team of teachers to make use of a new educational concept? Which activities can get
people in motion. And which team can get the pupils to benefit? Join this game and find out about your ability in managing
changes!

3D2 IT’S LEARNING JIM, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT!


Workshop. Presenters: Steven Kirby and Ian Ithurralde (UK)
Target audience: General
With accelerating globalisation and international competition, technologies that encourage collaborative problem solving
are vital in the need for greater knowledge and better use of it. Virtual Learning is growing in importance to leverage these
skills as new pedagogies develop alongside the new skills that youngsters develop naturally now, such as MSN, Skype,
Podcasting and Digital Video/Multimedia. The workshop will look at the use of Virtual Classrooms (synchronous, real-time
learning environments) and how they can be used in conjunction with VLEs and other new technologies.

3E1 WHY INTERNATIONALISM IN EDUCATION?


Workshop. Presenter: Mary Stiasny (UK)
Target audience: General
We are all now part of a more globally aware world. Educationalists are becoming increasingly committed to
internationalism in education, but this means different things in different circumstances. What is clear is that we need to
understand the value of each form of internationalism in order to build a more integrated and understanding world,
especially at a time when divisions between groups in society reveal a previously hidden alienation and desperation.
Internationalism in education is a way we can build links and bridges so that we can heal the divides we see in our
diverse and mixed societies, and equip young people for the global society in which we all now live.

3E2 BOYS DON’T CRY, GIRLS DON’T FIGHT?


Workshop. Presenters: Gunvor Sand, Linnar Holgersson and Annelie Fräjdin (SE)
Target audience: General
A presentation of equality work in Upper Secondary School. The equality work is directed at three main groups: staff,
students and gender pedagogues. This workshop we will focus on practical exercises, that is value and discussion
exercises, tell you about the goals we want to achieve and how we work. Gender and sex roles are important conceptions
that will be dealt with in the exercises, as well as sexual harassment and master suppression techniques. The workshop
leaders are educated gender pedagogues and have been working on gender/equality issues since 2003.

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Saturday May 20th at 10h30 – 11h30
4A1 ‘BULLSEYE’ – A TEACHING PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT STRUGGLING READERS
Workshop. Presenter: Judi Foster and Sue Matthews (UK)
Target audience: Primary
The Language and Learning Support Service would like to share a teaching programme designed to support struggling
readers build their sight vocabualry. 'Bullseye' is a mulit-sensory, small steps programme based on the Directive,
Instructive and Precision Teaching (DIPT) technique. It is easy to administer in the classroom and/or at home. It
promotes pupils' independence and can raise self-esteem. The programme consists of motivational word sheets,
progress checklists, games, wordsearches and reading practice sheets. 'Bullseye' can be adapted to any language to
help struggling readers take their first steps towards reading success.

4B1 FACILITATING STUDENT CENTRED LEARNING IN THE MODERN CLASSROOM


Workshop. Presenter: Mareve Kilbride-Newman (CZ)
Target audience: Secondary
This interactive workshop will look at the value of teaching strategies from the point of view of the student. The session
gives an opportunity to analyse the effectiveness of classroom methodologies on learning.

4B2 EVOLVING HEADSHIP – FROM NOVICE TO EXPERT


Workshop. Presenters: Francia Kinchington and Tony Hayes (UK)
Target audience: General
Even when newly appointed to their first Headship, School Leaders are expected to 'hit the ground running'. There is an
expectation that they will have the skills, experience and professional judgement to manage their school, leading it
through change, inspection and delivering ever higher standards. How does a School Leader acquire and develop the
high level professional competences required to manage a complex organisation at the outset of their career? How do
they maintain their professional reputations whilst doing so, and what survival strategies do they employ? This workshop
is of particular interest to experienced and aspiring School Leaders, in addition to local authority and university colleagues
involved in their training and Continued Professional Development.

4C1 OUR SCHOOL – LEARNING IN A DIFFERENT WAY


Workshop. Presenters: Douwe Holwerda and Arjan Verseput (NL)
Target audience: Secondary
In The Netherlands the lower classes of secondary school are being revitalized. For this reason four concepts have been
developed nationwide. Lauwers College have chosen for a model that fits the teacher, pupils and takes into account the
building facilities and the needs of the region. Not only pupils have to learn in a different way, but teachers have to learn
to teach in a different way as well. In this workshop we would like to inform you about the choices we have made and
would like to discuss them with you.

4C2 BLOOMS OF THE PROFESSION


Workshop. Presenter: Gyöngyi Fábian (HU)
Target audience: Primary and Secondary
Blooming flowers, the memories of the birth of the plant, are the symbols of new births in nature, and thus link past and
future. Metaphors, a natural part of our personal lives, like blooms, try to visualize the unseen relationships between the
phenomena of our experiences. The workshop intends to explore the metaphores in teachers’ professional lives through
analysing some concepts we use as reference to the whole, or parts of our profession and, furthermore, through exploring
the links in the cognitive maps of our minds. Hence some hidden beliefs about ourselves might be revealed by the
session.

4C3 NEW METHOD OF TEACHING AT COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION (1ST INTERNATIONAL


FESTIVAL OF POWERPOINT ANIMATIONS)
Workshop. Presenters: Tomaz Murn (SI), Nevenka Lamut (SI), Sónia Henriques Pisa (PT)
Target audience: General
For some years primary school Vižmarje Brod has been working in the multimedia field using the MS PowerPoint
environment. In 2004 they organised the 1st festival of animated film with students from 4th, 5th and 7th grades as
participants, which reaffirmed their knowledge, self-confidence and wish for new challenges. In 2006 the Slovene and
Portuguese primary schools plan to organise an international festivall. Motivation and interdisciplinary work are main
objectives in this method of learning; the workshop will discuss the method and the results, and invite participants to build
their own movie.

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4RTB RESEARCH COMPETENCE CONTRIBUTES TO IMPROVED PERFORMANCE AMONG
TEACHERS AND TRAINERS
Round Table. Moderator: Ivan Lorenčič (SI); Observer: Bill Goddard (UK)
Target audience: General
This session is Round Table discussion, where the purpose is to collaboratively reflect on, discuss and answer to the
statement or question addressed.

Saturday May 20th at 11h45 – 12h45


5A1 RELATIONSHIP BUILDING THROUGH GAMES, TRIPS AND SCHOOL OUTDOOR COURSES
Workshop. Presenters: Markéta Melicharová and Zuzana Strejčková (CZ)
Target audience: Primary and Secondary
We would like to show how the teachers of our school develope pupils´ relationship and social skills through games of
personal development and outdoor activites. Do you want to try some games yourself? Are you interested in details of
organizing different outdoor activities and stays in countryside? We would like to show you how we do it at our school and
share our experience with you.

5B1 INTERNAL AND/OR EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF TEACHING: WHY, HOW, TO WHAT EFFECT?
Workshop. Presenters: Ferdinand Patscheider and Sonja Hartner (IT)
Target audience: General
Teachers have always evaluated their students. What about the other way round? In this workshop various ways of
collecting feedback from the students and from external evaluators about teaching will be discussed. Who sets the
standards, what methods and evaluation tools are suitable for evaluation? What preconditions are required in order to
turn evaluation into a learning process for all? How can synergies between internal and external evaluation be produced
in this key area to the benefit of learners and teachers? This thematic area is penetrated by the SYNEVA Com 3 network.

5B2 GENDER BASED WORK – THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR SUCCESS AT SCHOOL?
Lecture. Presenter: Eva W Hallonsten (SE)
Target audience: General
How can we practise successful gender equality that is of advantage to both boys and girls? Does gender equality favour
girls? Have we forgotten our boys? Gender equality has often been a question of girls´and women´s conditions.Isn´t it
about time we also take a serious look at boys´and men´s conditions in school?
In this lecture experience from three years of work with gender equality in our community will be discussed. The lecture
also describes synergie effects that are achieved by steering documents, working plans and quality work in interaction.
This work has two basic platforms: development of staff competence and fundamental values work which is based on
attitudes and understanding.

5C1 LEARN MENTORS’ SUPPORT FOR LEARNING


Workshop. Presenters: Richard Ralph, Margaret Williams, Nicola Scarrot, Michelle Slymn, Linda Devlin (UK)
Target audience: General
This workshop will explore the work of the LEARN mentor in the LEARN network. The intention has been that these lead
learners develop sufficient research and development expertise to support and guide other teachers who wish to
undertake research in the network. These teachers who are committed to a research ethos and hold positions of
responsibility in their own or other schools are able to focus on classroom practice while developing opportunities to share
experiences and findings with colleagues at whole school level and beyond. The LEARN mentor is also in a position to
evaluate the impact on pupils and plan the research and development programme for teacher researchers. Most
importantly they lead the dissemination of the work beyond the school. The workshop will focus on role of the mentor in
the development of critical reflection and analysis of evidence relating to the research findings. It will encourage the
workshop participants to share their experiences of classroom enquiry and research and explore appropriate forms of
leadership and support for this process.

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5D1 ‘THE EXPERT TRAIL’ – SUCCESS FOR ALL IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN
PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Workshop. Presenters: Derek Lovell, Brenda Westcott, Jayne Campling (UK)
Target audience: Primary
There can be no sustained school improvement without sustained continuing professional development. The Expert Trail
for primary schools is a 'bottom up'approach (adapted from a pioneering secondary school) which involves all adults
managing their own development programme which is fed into the school improvement plan. It assumes that all staff
have the ability to lead, to contribute to the development of the school and it recognises the importance of celebrating
success for individuals with the whole school community.

5E1 TEACHING TEACHERS FOR TOMORROW


Workshop. Presenter: Elisabeth Björklund (SE)
Target audience: Higher education
A workshop focusing on the relation between teacher educations of today and the demands faced by professional
teachers in tomorrow's society. We discuss our education programmes, how (or if?) they really educate professionals who
are prepared for coming demands. We look at the Key Competences for lifelong learning, formulated by a working group
in the European Commission, and discuss how our education systems should prepare for future schools and learning
institutions. Could it be that we who meet teachers-to-be are educating for a school that we, at the same time, are aware
we are leaving behind?

5RTD CREATING A COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT SCHOOL: PURE FANTASY OR


POSSIBLE REALITY?
Round Table. Moderator: Marjeta Zabukovec (SI); Observer: Birgitta Andersson (SE)
Target audience: General
This session is Round Table discussion, where the purpose is to collaboratively reflect on, discuss and answer to the
statement or question addressed.

Saturday May 20th at 14h00 – 15h00 (15h30*)


6A1* DESIGNING FOR EFFECTIVE PRACTICE WITH eLEARNING
Workshop. Presenters: Malcolm Ryan and Simon Walker (UK)
Target audience: General, Secondary, Higher Education
“e-Learning has the potential to exploit interactive technologies and communication systems to enhance the learning
experience, transforming the way we teach and learn. Teachers can operate within technology-rich learning environments
by working within a framework of learning design." This workshop will enable participants to plan for exploiting eLearning
using a model for effective practice. Participants will;
a) explore a model of effective practice for eLearning
b) play a game designed to promote the effective use of eLearning in everyday practice
c) consider the relevance of learning styles in designing for effective practice
d) reflect upon the issues and implications raised.
Each participant will receive a copy of the game employed in this workshop to use with their colleagues as part of
continuing professional development in eLearning.

6B1 ACTION AND REFLECTION: THE MAIN STRATEGIES OF AN IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINER
MODEL
Lecture. Presenter: Fernando Albuquerque Costa, João Carlos Sousa, Sofia Viseu (PT)
Target audience: Primary
The aim of this presentation is to share and discuss with the participants from the other countries, present at this
conference, an in-service primary teacher training model for improving the use of ICT in their curricular practices. Being
an innovation in itself or inducting curricular innovations, the authors try to show how the teachers’ work was organised
around two main strategies: action and reflection. This in-service teacher training model was designed as an answer to a
request from the Portuguese Ministry of Education, based on a double concern: the low level of usage of computers in
schools and the failure of the traditional models of teacher education in this area.

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6B2 COACHING IS THE JOB
Lecture. Presenters: Bert van Asselt and Lydeke Zandbergen-Beishuizen (NL)
Target audience: Secondary
The education organisation ‘Fricolore’ consists of 15 Christian secondary schools in the North of The Netherlands. One of
their activities is the ‘Fricolore Akademy’. Staff from the school are trained by external experts, so that they can train their
colleagues in return. One of their trainings is called ‘Elementary Coach’. Teachers should not only be able to coach their
pupils, but also their colleagues. In the training ‘Elementary Coach’ skills important for coaching are trained. In this lecture
you will get information about organisation and contents of our training.

6B3 HIDDEN CURRICULUM


Lecture. Presenter: Katja Zalar (SI)
Target audience: Pre-school and Primary
The hidden curriculum encompasses all that which is left undefined by the formal curriculum. It comprises relations,
modes of verbal and non-verbal communication, sets values, expectations, demands, unwritten rules, and assigns
meanings to things and events, placing the individual into the narrow (kindergarten group) and broad (society) systems.
The formal and hidden curricula coincide within the actual curriculum, in actual reality. The ratio between them largely
depends on the teacher working with children in practice. I believe that the hidden curriculum is mostly positive, it is the
positive personal contact, positive transfer between teacher and child due to the teacher’s pedagogical eros and self-
limited authority. The aim is the personalisation of moral laws, or the education of a free, democratically-minded
individual.

6C1 ASSESSMENT THAT BUILDS UNDERSTANDING


Workshop. Presenter: Zdenka Keuc (SI)
Target audience: Primary, Secondary, Higher education
Is it possible to learn how to drive a car from a book or from lectures given by expert drivers? Try to imagine that you have
an excellent text book, with nice figures showing the position of the accelerator, brake, and clutch pedals. You try to
memorise everything, and of course, to understand all processes. An experienced driver explains how to gauge
opportunities for merging into a stream of speeding traffic. You also hear lectures on how to parallel park. When you have
read or heard about all of the various skills and techniques used in driving, you get behind the wheel for the first time and
take your driving test …Oh, yeah!

6D1* GET ON THE TRAIN


Workshop. Presenters: Birgitta Andersson, Christina Johansson, Michael Kisberg, Irene Andersson, Caroline
Säfström, Lars Engström (SE)
Target audience: Pre-school, Primary, Secondary
We would like to take you along on a "trip" with our technology line at Hultsbergsskolan in Sweden. Once on board you
have to go along to the end station because there will be plenty of activities to inspire you. Your guides will be teachers
from pre-school, primary school and lower secondary school. There will be stops at different stations for information and
practice. You will hear about cooperation between teachers and how to make the technology subject part of everyday life,
and how we create more possibilities for exchanging ideas and experiences among teachers in our school area . By doing
this we hope to help learners and teachers understand and develop their learning in these subjects. When you leave the
train we hope you have learnt how teachers and learners can cope with the new demands of the knowledge-based
society. Welcome on board!

6RTC LEARNERS' ABILITIES TO TRANSFER WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNT TO NEW SITUATIONS: AN
OVERLOOKED ISSUE?
Round Table. Moderator: Cristovalina Afonso (PT); Observer: Polona Oblak (SI)
Target audience: General
This session is Round Table discussion, where the purpose is to collaboratively reflect on, discuss and answer to the
statement or question addressed.

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GENERAL
INFORMATION

Working language
The working language of the conference will be English.

Conference website
Conference information in full will be posted on the conference website www.ljconf.net
from December 1st, 2005. The Network Ljubljana Conference Bureau may be contacted on
e-mail address ljubljana@ljconf.net. The conference information is also to be found on the
network website www.learningteacher.org

Registration Procedures
Registration is made by submitting the Conference Registration Form electronically on the
conference website, or by fax, e-mail or post. The addresses are found on the registration
form. Note: Network partners register to the network coordinator.
Schools that register five participants from the same school will only need to pay the
conference fee for four (one for free). Please note that this does not apply for associations,
higher education, and public authorities, etceteras.
Registration is confirmed at full payment. We recommend early registration and payment in
connection with the registration to assure the preferred hotel booking and to ensure
participation.
After March 15th 2006 a higher conference fee is applied (€375).

Choice of workshops
In order to reduce administrative work we ask you, if possible, to submit your choices of
sessions, in which to participate, in connection to your conference registration.

Accommodation
On the registration form you find two price levels of accommodation. There is also a choice
of single or twin-bedded room. The higher price level provides for accommodation at the
Hotel Slon or Grand Hotel Union in the case of early registration, or equivalently star rated
hotel. The lower price level also provides for good quality accommodation at the Park
Hotel, or equivalently star rated hotel, and located in the centre of Ljubljana as well. All the
hotels used for conference guests are centrally located in Ljubljana on walking distance to
the conference venue. Regardless of choice, accommodation will be proper.
Of course you may arrange for your own accommodation. As a low budget alternative we
recommend the Youth Hostel, near the train station, newly renovated and centrally located;
however, due to relatively few rooms, booking has to be made very early.

Welcome information package


The full welcome conference pack will be provided by ordinary post in March 2006 to
registered conference delegates. The package will include the final programme,
presentation of keynote speakers and presenters, the list of conference participants, a
view of poster presentations, detailed information about chosen accommodation, logistics
in Ljubljana and other practical information, etceteras.

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Overview of keynotes and sessions

Keynote address Thursday 18h45 Mr Magnus Persson, network coordinator

Keynote address Friday 09h00 Prof Pavel Zgaga, Ljubljana University (SI)

Parallel Session 1 Friday 10h30 1A1 1B1 1B2 1C1 1D1 1E1 1RTA

Parallel Session 2 Friday 11h45 2A1 2B1 2B2 2B3 2C1 2D1 2E1

Keynote address Friday 14h00 Dr Linda Devlin, University of Wolverhampton (UK)

Parallel Session 3 Friday 15h30 3A1 3B1 3B2 3D1 3D2 3E1 3E2

Keynote address Saturday 09h00 Prof Mats Ekholm, Karlstad University (SE)

Parallel Session 4 Saturday 10h30 4A1 4B1 4B2 4C1 4C2 4C3 4RTB

Parallel Session 5 Saturday 11h45 5A1 5B1 5B2 5C1 5D1 5E1 5RTD

Parallel Session 6 Saturday 14h00 6A1 6B1 6B2 6B3 6C1 6D1 6RTC

The parallel slot of sessions (number 1, 2, 4 and 5) has a length of 60 minutes. The
sessions on Friday at 15h30 (number 3) are 90 minutes. The final round of sessions
(number 6) lasts 60 or 90 minutes depending on the session (see the catalogue of
sessions).

Logistics and tourist matters


Information about logistics is to be provided on the conference website. There you will also
find useful links and information how to proceed when having questions connected to
tourist matters.

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LJUBLJANA
CONFERENCE 2006
www.learningteacher.org

Registration submitted to:


or by fax: or by e-mail: or on-line:
OŠ Valentina Vodnika
+386 1 5007 160 ljubljana@ljconf.net www.ljconf.net
Adamičeva 16, 1000 Ljubljana
+46 54 29 57 90 learningteacher@karlstad.se
Slovenia

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
A Vision of European Teaching and Learning
PERSONAL DATA
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HEREBY I REGISTER FOR THE LJUBLJANA CONFERENCE AS FOLLOWS

A. CONFERENCE FEE
Full conference fee € 325 Single day/no dinner € 150
Network Partner/Member € 295
Conference Presenter € 295 Total sum A:
The full conference fee includes full board (reception, bus transfers and welcome buffet
on Thursday; conference banquet on Friday; lunches on Friday and Saturday;
all coffees; farewell reception) and all materials – but no accommodation.

B. ACCOMMODATION
Hotel nights requested May 18-19 May 19-20 May 20-21 Additional (date/s)

Price level A, single room € 95 per person and night BB


Price level A, shared twin room € 70 per person and night BB
Price level B, single room € 55 per person and night BB
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and mention reference number 292999 plus the name of the participant/s

After March 15th 2006 the conference fee will be €375.


This document is available as a separate Conference Registration Form.

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REGISTRATION FOR SESSIONS


A Vision of European Teaching and Learning
Abstracts of the presentations are exposed in the conference brochure, pages 5-14.
Please submit your choices for sessions together with the registration for the conference.

Name of participant:
School/institution:
Country:
E-mail address:

PLEASE INDICATE ONE CHOICE PER PARALLEL SESSION


BY TICKING X BELOW THE SESSION CHOSEN

Parallel Sessions Friday 10h30 1A1 1B1 1B2 1C1 1D1 1E1 1RTA

Parallel Sessions Friday 11h45 2A1 2B1 2B2 2B3 2C1 2D1 2E1

Parallel Sessions Friday 15h30 3A1 3B1 3B2 3D1 3D2 3E1 3E2

Parallel Sessions Saturday 10h30 4A1 4B1 4B2 4C1 4C2 4C3 4RTB

Parallel Sessions Saturday 11h45 5A1 5B1 5B2 5C1 5D1 5E1 5RTD

Parallel Sessions Saturday 14h00 6A1 6B1 6B2 6B3 6C1 6D1 6RTC

This document is available as a separate Registration Form for Sessions.

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TURNING EUROPEAN
VISIONS INTO REALITY

THE LEARNING TEACHER NETWORK


107811-CP-1-2003-1-SE-COMENIUS-C3 A Comenius 3 European Educational Network
www.learningteacher.org

Reformed educational
A European Platform
systems, please The Learning Teacher Network is a
If teachers are to prepare an even more diverse group Comenius 3 Educational Network,
of pupils for much more challenging work – for framing thematically working on the new role of
problems; findings, integrating and synthesizing the teacher within the SOCRATES
information; creating new solutions; learning on their Programme. The network comprises 26
own; and working cooperatively – they will need contractual partners and around 70
substantially more/new knowledge and radically different members from 21 European countries,
skills than most now have. Just as the industrial age ranging from pre-schools and primary
schools mirrored life in factories, schools in knowledge schools to upper secondary schools,
economies will need to become more life emergent universities and public authorities.
workplaces and teachers will need to model the
knowledge and skills of effective citizens of such a The network acts as a significant
society. European platform for exchanges of
professional experience, for presentations
There is a need of a process of transformation from of findings in research and practice, and
often rigid educational systems and normal schools to for enabling and encouraging the
centres of pedagogy, centres of learning - actively professional debate on learning and the
contributing to the process of lifelong learning. role of the teacher. By 2006 the network
Therefore, at schools it is essential to manage and will have identified, conceptualised and
develop human resources and give the investment in delivered a reference framework for the
people the priority it deserves. Is this the case today? role and the key competences of the
Learning is the key word and it has to be given the full future European teacher.
and definite role in the daily actions of learners and To apply for membership, which is free,
educators. please contact the network on the e-mail
Thus, not only professionals themselves but also policy- address learningteacher@karlstad.se
and decision-makers should find this matter of major
importance. So, which is your own contribution to reform
education?

Annual Publications
• Towards the Teacher as a Learner (2004)
• Learning for the Future (2005)

International Conferences
• Albufeira, Portugal, 2004
• Prague, the Czech Republic, 2005
• Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2006

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The 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA MAY 18-20, 2006

CONFERENCE ORGANISER
The Learning Teacher Network
A Comenius 3 European Educational Network 107811-CP-1-2003-1-SE-COMENIUS-C3
www.learningteacher.org
Contact us by e-mail at learningteacher@karlstad.se Network Coordinator: Magnus Persson

LOCAL PARTNERS AND CONFERENCE ORGANISERS


Local coordinator: OŠ Valentina Vodnika
in cooperation with

Vrtec Šentvid II. Gimnazija Maribor

This conference is organised with the support of the European


Community in the framework of the SOCRATES Programme. The
content of this conference does not necessarily reflect the position
of the European Community, nor does it involve any responsibility
on the part of the European Community.

www.learningteacher.org www.ljconf.net

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