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Educational Activities at the Primary Level 2016-2017
The John S. Latsis Public Foundation wishes
and so for the fourth year running invites primary school teachers to submit proposals to be implemented in the 2016-17 school year by kindergartens and primary schools in areas covered by the 1st Athens, Piraeus, Eastern Attica and Western Attica Primary Education Directorates.
The key aim of the programme is to strengthen the personality of the pupil, the growth and development of self, the promotion and reinforcement of self-esteem, self-confidence and self-perception through innovative actions (e.g. SMART targeting) and implementation of cooperative/collaborative teaching methods.
At the same time it provides the opportunity for the submission of proposals which will promote pupil entrepreneurship (e.g. school cooperatives), in this way cultivating pupils’ personal skills and critical thinking (the critical thinking approach), familiarizing them with concepts linked to the field of economics, linking school life with real life situations through experiential actions and activating school students’ creativity and ability to resolve everyday problems (the problem solving method).
Through this programme the opportunity is provided for schools to cultivate the cooperative culture, and its spirit, and for educators to apply modern teaching methods and innovative educational ideas and practices.
Basic prerequisites and information
Proposals for implementation of innovative educational approaches and learning strategies for everyday school use: The proposals to be submitted will involve the application of specific innovative methods and their linkage to concrete subject matter and themes on the basis of a detailed study programme to be applied for each individual class. Vague and generalizing proposals will be rejected.
Proposals related to utilization of cooperative/collaborative learning methods in everyday school practice: The proposals to be submitted will involve the application of specific innovative methods and their linkage to concrete subject matter and themes on the basis of a detailed study programme to be applied for each individual class. Vague and generalizing proposals will be rejected.
Proposals related to entrepreneurship: Apart from the basic entrepreneurial idea (“product”), these proposals are to be accompanied by a brief “business plan” (Attachment 5) to facilitate understanding of the subsequent course of action proposed.
In the event that the proposal provides for use of ICT and it is judged necessary that the relevant equipment be provided, there must be a presentation of the way in which the proper and suitable use of the equipment can be ensured in the future also, for the benefit of the pupils in the school.
Participation is open to teachers from public primary schools and kindergartens of the 1st Athens, Piraeus, Eastern Attica and Western Attica Primary Education Directorates. Proposals may be submitted by individual teachers or small groups of teachers including a co-ordinator (totalling up to three teachers).
Financial support will be provided on the basis of the detailed budget to be submitted together with the proposal for accomplishment of the educational activity, to an amount of up to two and a half thousand Euros (€2.500). Eligible expenditure includes every type of expense necessary for completion of the programme, including VAT, not including salaries. The School Committee has responsibility for financial management.
1st December 2016 has been set as the date for commencing implementation of the selected proposals.
Educators interested in participating in the “Learning Together 2016-17 programme are to send to the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation by 14th June 2017 a brief description of previous activities (photographs, videos, brief lesson/activity summaries).
The activities to be carried out are evaluated by pupils and teachers on the basis of questionnaires to be sent out by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation by 14th June 2017.
Preparation for Submission of Proposal
Proposals are to be submitted – by electronic means only – up to Monday, 31st October 2016, at 2.00 p.m..
The submission form can be obtained from here.
Participants must include in their detailed proposal the following data and information:
The following attachments are appended to this announcement (in Greek):
Attachment 1: General information on innovation in education and useful hyperlinks
Attachment 2: Hyperlinks for methods on co-operative/collaborative teaching methods and information on pupil entrepreneurship
Attachment 3: Basic information on SWOT analysis with examples of criteria and sample analysis.
Attachment 4: Model SWOT analysis to be completed. It is to be submitted with the overall proposal.
Attachment 5: Model business plan. To be submitted together with the overall proposal only if this relates to entrepreneurship.