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Resources (Public) | GDCF Planner. EU teaching materials. Versatile teaching materials created by the EU institutions and EU-funded projects. The Editor's Picks highlight changing resources. Teaching Enquiry with Mysteries Incorporated (TEMI) Teaching material07.09.201600 TEMI is aiming to help transform science and mathematics teaching practice across Europe by giving teachers new skills to engage with their students, exciting new resources and the extended support needed to effectively introduce inquiry based learning into their classrooms. The website offers free downloadable education tools (available in 8 languages). Read Inquiry Learning with Go-Lab Teaching material05.09.201600 The Go-Lab portal offers science teachers the opportunity to create highly interactive and personalised inquiry learning experiences for their students.

Read Our planet, our future - Fighting climate change together Teaching material01.09.201600 Read Show more. Language Quiz. About this Language Quiz Think you know a thing or two about languages? Test your knowledge with our European languages Language Quiz. Cartoons Hungarian cartoonist Imre Szmodis drew all the illustrations. Here’s a little bit about him in his own words: "I have a teaching degree in arts and geography. I have drawn cartoons for newspapers and Language Quiz magazines since 1989.

I am the father of two beautiful children. I play the drums, my son the guitar – almost as well as Slash – and my daughter sings. " News Detail - e-Skills. New research shows that technology companies must relate to girls better if they want to increase the number of women choosing a career in the sector. The girls who took part in the survey offered five ways companies can do that. Girlguiding, which boasts 554,053 members, spoke to 43 of its young members and found that more needed to be done to encourage young women into the sector. Data showed that seven to 14-year-old girls are very comfortable using technology such as mobile phones and tablets, but are put off when considering future employment in the field.

Why? Because of how the industry communicates with them. The girls, who called technology “fun”, “cool” and “creative” in the survey – which was funded by Microsoft – offered five ways that companies could connect with them better: How much screen time should children have? Parents are worried. In a recent survey by the World Economic Forum, 71% of respondents said they believed digital-media use could create problems for 8-11 year olds. A similarly high percentage was reported for other age groups. My instinct is to blurt out the guidelines of the American Association of Pediatrics: no screen time under two years old, and less than two hours per day for older kids. And that means all screen activity: television, working on a computer, playing video games, instant messaging on a phone. But "two hours every day, end of story" is not the answer people want to hear.

It's not a solution; it's just the beginning of more problems. I admit I've said this in the past only to see the pain in a parent's eyes as they foresee the battles required to enforce it. Some experts now say that in our hyperconnected world, limiting screen time is no longer realistic. Kids need a balanced diet of interaction with the world. The number is seven. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Materiales pedagógicos de la U.E. Materiales didácticos para múltiples usos creados por instituciones de la Unión Europea y proyectos financiados por la misma. En las recomendaciones destacaremos los recursos actualizados. Os recomendamos Euro Run: juega y concursa Material didáctico07.01.2016 00 ¡Juega a Euro Run! Leer Fichas informativas sobre consumo En estas fichas de datos encontrarás enlaces a materiales y recursos útiles producidos por organizaciones de toda Europa, con información para el consumidor práctica y muy variada.

Leer Global Enterprise Project La campaña Global Enterprise Project (Proyecto Empresa Global) acerca el mundo de la empresa y el de la enseñanza, para concienciar a la juventud acerca de la globalización, fomentar el espíritu emprendedor y reforzar las competencias necesarias para el mundo laboral de hoy. Leer. About Elos — EP-Nuffic. Elos is an educational concept that seeks to promote the European and international dimension in education. It is about preparing young people for a future in a society in which European integration and globalisation are a reality.

We believe in Elos! Society is unmistakably becoming more internationally oriented and more complex while at the same time relative distances are becoming smaller. The increase of modern communication technology and faster modes of transport results in fading of the old borders of the world. We believe that Elos can make a substantial contribution to our societies by inspiring a new generation to maximise their potential.

Young people from all over Europe will develop themselves with more enthusiasm and more confidence across borders and countries while learning to work together. Students’ competences The Common Framework for Europe Competence applies to students at all levels of the education system, possibly each with their own focus. Quality standard. What are 21st century skills? The 21st century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills lists three types: Learning Skills Critical Thinking Creative Thinking Collaborating Communicating Life Skills Flexibility Initiative Social Skills Productivity Leadership New Skills for New Jobs These skills have always been important for students, though they are particularly important in our information-based economy.

To hold information-age jobs, though, students also need to think deeply about issues, solve problems creatively, work in teams, communicate clearly in many media, learn ever-changing technologies, and deal with a flood of information. Demand in the Workplace These are not just anecdotal observations. What's the best way to improve energy security in Europe? — Debating Europe.

The European Union imports over half (53%) of all the energy it consumes. This heavy dependency on energy imports can have geopolitical ramifications, as Russian threats to “turn off the gas” during the height of the Ukraine crisis made crystal clear. Achieving energy security is therefore an important goal for many EU Member States.

Since the Ukraine crisis, efforts have been made to diversify energy suppliers. The Baltic state of Lithuania, for example, completed a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in 2014, allowing it to break the monopoly enjoyed by Russian gas and instead import gas from Norway (and, eventually, from the USA). However, the collapse of global oil prices might have thrown a spanner in the works. Want to learn more about energy security in Europe? We had a comment sent in from Yannick arguing that energy security in Europe would only be achievable through renewable technology; “energy security means sustainable energy.”

Is Yannick right? It will not stop it. Issue 425 | 21 December 2015. News Detail - e-Skills. With digital technologies being the main engine for growth, demand for ICT skilled workers is growing every year. The rapidly developing digital economy means that more and more highly skilled ICT employees will be needed in near future to fill in job vacancies. In a recent article in The Parliament Magazine (issue 425, 21 December 2015, pages 14 -15) Colin Mackay focuses on the importance of digital skills and the role that stakeholders can play in the promotion of ICT literacy. As demand for digitally skilled workers is growing every year, the relevance of initiatives like eSkills for Jobs 2015 – 2016 is very timely. As Natasja Bohez-Rubiano, a member of European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen’s employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility team explains “The symbiosis between innovative business and a highly-skilled and productive workforce is a huge factor for European competitiveness.”

Publications:The Structure of the European Education Systems 2015/16: Schematic Diagrams. Date of publication: 23 November 2015 Full version: EN This report provides an overview of the structure of education systems in Europe for 2015/16. In total, 42 education systems are represented. Information covers the 28 EU Member States as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey. For each country, diagrams show how the national education system is organised at five education levels: early childhood education and care, primary and secondary education programmes, post-secondary non-tertiary programmes, and the main programmes offered at tertiary level. The first section of the report sets out the main organisational models of pre-primary and compulsory education. Are Europe's education systems 'fit for purpose'? — Debating Europe.

Are Europe’s schools and universities churning out graduates with useless degrees? Despite the struggling EU economy, fewer and fewer Europeans are studying so-called ‘hard’ subjects like science, engineering and maths. Since 2006, the number of ICT and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) graduates in Europe has plunged by almost 10%! In the workforce today, only half of Europeans are deemed to be ‘digitally skilled’. And yet, over 90% of jobs today require these digital skills. In other words, there is a ‘skills gap’ in Europe, and it’s growing worse. The situation is especially perverse when you consider that so many young people across the continent are unable to find jobs, while at the same time there are employers out there struggling to fill vacancies.

Want to learn more about the growing skills gap in Europe? Is he right? What do students themselves think? Obviously, Krtin has a great interest in science – but what sparked this interest in him? How would you help young graduates find jobs? — Debating Europe. Youth unemployment in the EU stood at 21% in 2015. But this figure masks huge differences between individual countries – with over half of young people struggling to find jobs in some Member States (such as Spain and Greece), and only one in ten unable to get into work in others (including Germany and Austria). We know that many of our readers are young people, and so plenty of you will have personal experience with the many frustrations of endlessly looking (and not finding) employment.

What do our readers think? We had a comment sent in from Petio, arguing that tackling youth unemployment should be a priority for Europe: “With youth unemployment growing, [we] have to give more chance and opportunities to young people.” How would YOU help young graduates find jobs? Radical Left Fabio de Masi (Radical Left), Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs: So, I think if we want to create jobs we need investment.

Social Democrats Greens We need strategic investment projects. What's the best way to teach science? — Debating Europe. Despite the greater job prospects, the number of students studying science subjects is not increasing at the European level. This seems strange, given how difficult it is to find a job in Europe right now. Is the problem with how science is taught in the classroom? Would a more creative approach to teaching convince students that STEM subjects can be engaging, interesting, and accessible for non-geniuses? This week the European Schoolnet and Scientix project of the European Commission jointly organize a series of live events on STEM education and e-skills in Barcelona, bringing experts politicians and other stakeholders together to discuss these questions and latest trends in education and technology (click here for the programme).

Want to know more about science teaching in Europe’s classrooms? We had a comment sent in from Jan arguing that the problem was too many students find technical subjects complicated and boring. The first thing I would like to say is that it is complicated.