State-of- the-Art and Case studies
CORE – Simply the best COuRsE
Having run two CORE courses in Lithuania in 2013 and in Mallorca 2014 the Italian partners are planning to run a third CORE course in October 2015 in Italy.The target group is teachers, teacher trainers and principals.The aim for the course is to analyze and implement core features of the CLIL lesson in different European contexts.
More information will follow on the Web site and the FB group.
The first two days of the course will also be a big European conference; At the Core of CLIL. The conference is open for all, read here for more information:
POSITIVE PROGRESS EVALUATION OF CORE
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels gives CORE a score of 80% in their interim evaluation, based on the organization, activities and outcomes so far (Progress Report, May, 31). The partners in the project are happy to receive this acknowledgement, and will strive to keep up the good CLIL-work which we sincerely think is for the benefit of teachers, school leaders, policy makers and above all students throughout Europe.
The CORE project uses systematic, qualitative methods of action-research to investigate the implementation of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) “on the ground” in primary and secondary schools within a variety of socio-linguistic contexts in five European countries. We give a particular emphasis to multi-lingual and officially bi-lingual regions. We complement current and often “top-down” theory and practice with a “bottom-up” exploration of “what works where, and why”.
The result will be an innovative, practitioner-led integration of core CLIL principles into a self-sustainable and perpetually renewable state-of-the-art training and support programme for the local management of CLIL innovation by school leaders and other senior managers using the resources of their local educational networks.
The project will draw upon the knowledge and experience of the educational advisors in its team in the organizational theory and practice of innovation management, and the use of AfL (Assessment for Learning) as a student-centered mechanism for the local evaluation of CLIL programmes.