What is Socrates
Project?
Socrates is a collaborative program which is devised
by the European Union in the field of education since
January 1st, 2000.
Participating Countries
 25 Member States of EU
 AELE Countries : Iceland, Liechtenstein,
Norway
 PAECO countries : Bulgaria and
Romania
 Turkey
Goals
 Strengthening European identity in all levels ; facilitating easy access
to the educational resources in Europe on the basis of principle of
equal opportunity.
 Furthering the education of the languages that are spoken in the EU;
especially the least taught and least available ones.
 Encouraging collaboration and circulation. Exchange programs
between the institutions. Synchronising the training periods and
facilitating recognition of the diplomas.
 Developing and implementing innovative technologies in the
development of pedagogic materials.
Actions
 COMENIUS, covers primary and secondary education
 ERASMUS, covers tertiary education
 GRUNTVIG, covers adult education
 LINGUA, deals with language education
 MINERVA, distant education -
(TICE)
For Students
 Working together with students from other European Countries.
Being a part of multidisciplinary project team.
 Contributing to development of personal characteristics such as communication
skills, creativity, adaptation skills.
Improving their foreign language learning capacity through the communication
technologies.
 Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Increased motivation.
 Being a part of project from the very beginning till the end.
Increasing the ability to master the mother tongue through creating documents and
presentations.
For Educators and Formatters
 Working in a multidisciplinary team
Connecting with other educators from other European countries.
 Establishing lasting relationships and enabling cultural awareness.
 Sharing information, experience, best practice examples and resources.
 Developing capacity in learning foreign language and information
technologies.
Strengthening the innovations in the field of education.
 Developing actions to support the struggling students.
For Schools
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Innovation in education
 Action plans for those students who struggle
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Supporting education in social legal and citizenship issues
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Increased orientation trainings
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Supporting the image of the school in the process of relating to
Europe
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Dealing with the school related problems in a European scale
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Improving the team dynamics of the teaching staff.
 Increased information exchange.
 Developing innovative solutions to the problems.
Our high school is a partner of
Socrates project:
 Minerva Project : Climate Change [email protected]
Climate Change Project
 A 2-year project that ends in December 2007
 Project goals: engaging students in scientific research, and increasing
awareness in continuos development as well as climate change.
 For the purposes of the project,students, teachers, investigators and
researcher interact over a “Virtual Climate Laboratory” which enables them to
establish a real collaboration in learning and research
Project Partners
INFOREF (Belgique: Liège) Initiatives pour une formation efficace
Fondation Polaire Internationale (Suisse:Genève)
Station Scientifique des Hautes Fagnes (Belgique: Université de Liège)
Les établissements scolaires:
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En France: le Centre National de Formation de l’Enseignement Technique Privé
CNFETP à Lille
En Italie: PIXEL Associazione Agence d'Enseignement et de Formation basée à
Florence
En Belgique: le Centre Scolaire Sainte-Véronique et Marie-José à Liège Enseignement
primaire et secondaire en immersion anglophone (certains cours de sciences et de
mathématiques en anglais)
En Grèce: le Lycée Léonin Franco-Hellénique à Athènes
Enseignement primaire
et secondaire où le français est enseigné comme langue vivante LV1
En Pologne: le lycée ZESPÓŁ SZKÓŁ à Szczecin
En Roumanie: le lycée Liceul Teoretic «Nichita Stanescu» de PLOIESTI
En Turquie: Le Lycée Notre Dame de Sion et Le lycée Galatasaray
Les partenaires externes
Passerelle Science – Cité de l'Université de Genève
CIFEN: Centre Interfacultaire de Formation des Enseignants,ULg
Phase 1: Establishing the
research question
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What is climate change ?
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What is the role of research in understanding climate change?
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What is my role in this issue both regionally and globally?
Phase 2: «Virtual Laboratory»
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«Virtual Climate Laboratory» aims to provide students with answers to their
questions. Students can approach to this problem effectively through the help of
resources, researchers and trained professionals.
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This laboratory is equipped with excellent material that are prepared by experts that
would provide the students with variety of situational examples related to climate
change.
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For example: students may choose to approach to the topic as a journalist or a
researcher. This laboratory provides them with tools to interview related
professionals or enables them to conduct scientific research by giving them tools to
experiment, develop hypotheses and test these.
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If they wish, they may act as politicians and observe the results of their policies in
this virtual laboratory .
Proposed activities
 A cartoon that would help to understand
the climate change,
 A meteorology station,
 A virtual application that would enable to
identify the pollens and their relationship
with the climate.
Cartoon: « Migration of the
Ibanes»
 Written by the International Foundation for the Poles
 Enables to understand the climatic change better.
 Demonstrates the impact of human activity on the environment and
climate.
 It is available only in French, German and English at the moment.)
 It will be active on the net from May 2006
Meteorology
Station
 Aims to establish an identical meteorology station in each participating
school.
 This stations will record the temperature, the density of sun rays, rain,
velocity of the wind etc.
 These data from all schools will be recorded on the virtual laboratory and
be available to all.
 These station will operate manually so that students can measure the
parameters physically .
Project URL:
www.climatic.org
Virtual Climate Laboratory
Introduction
Meteorology Station
Mediotech
Simulation
Scientific research
Activity Scenerios
Work Plan
The project has been developed by a pilot commitee that
consits of mebers from the participating countries.
Meets three times a year.
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October 2005
January 2006
May 2006
October 2006
January 2007
May 2007
Project Completion Deadline:October 2007 – December 2007
October 2005 – December 2005
First meeting of the pilot committee on 7-8 October
 Development of the internet site
 Assessment of the situation in each participating country
Thing we had to do till the end of November:
 Identifying the scientists and the research centres which are working on
climate change,
 Deciding on the topics that we want to work with students,
 Deciding on the necessary trainings for the next meeting,
 Purchasing a meteorology station.
27 - 28 January 2006
Second committee meeting with the participation of approximately 40 teachers
 Scientific and technologic preparation of the teachers in order to achieve the
activities.
 Training and teaching technologies on climate change
 How to set up a meteorology station and how to measure the parameters.
 How to make a pollen diagram.
 Alain Hubert’s conference on climate change.
 Training will be given by the International Foundation for Poles in association
with University of Liège and University of Geneva.
Our task:
We have to share the skills and the knowledge that we gained from the training
with other teachers in our school.
November 2005- May 2007
Deciding on the materials needed throughout the project duration.
 Design process for the interactive cartoon which will be used in the educational
activities of the International Foundation for Poles.
 Preparation of the interactive virtual tools by Inforef.
Our tasks:
 Translating these tools into the languages of the participating countries.
 Setting up the stations.
 Developing educational multimedia material that are targeting primary and
secondary school students.
Our Tasks Throughout the Project Duration.
 Testing the activity scenarios at every stage of the development.
 Evaluating the materials.
 Publishing articles in the journals or websites of the participating
associations.
 Organising events such as conferences, seminars, exhibitions in order
to promote the project.
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