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Celebrating Excellence with the European Innovative Teaching Award
What is the European Innovative Teaching Award?
The European Innovative Teaching Award (EITA) aims to:
- identify and promote outstanding teaching and learning practices;
- foster mutual learning between teachers and school staff;
- highlight the value of Erasmus+ to teacher collaboration across Europe.
There are four European Innovative Teaching Award categories:
Early childhood education and care
Who receives the European Innovative Teaching Award?
- Erasmus+ Learning Mobility projects (KA1) in the field of School Education
Erasmus+ Learning Mobility projects (KA1) in the field of Vocational Education and Training
Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships (KA2) projects in the field of School Education
Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships (KA2) projects in the field of Vocational Education and Training
Projects of excellence that scored at least 85 at final report stage
Individual projects coordinated by Irish organisations (excluding Consortia projects).
How are teachers and schools selected for the award?
The European Innovative Teaching Awardees are selected in Ireland by Léargas. When selecting winners, evaluators will pay particular attention to the thematic priority for 2021 and four 'Innovation characteristics'. The criteria for these are described below.
In what ways are the teaching and learning approaches elaborated and implemented in the project innovative?
- Multidisciplinary approaches
- Key competence development (knowledge, skills and attitudes)
- Linking formal, non-formal and informal learning
- Inclusion, participation, cooperation
- Innovative use of tools
- Learners’ active role in the learning process
In what ways do learning environments involved in the project support innovative teaching and learning approaches?
- The whole school approach
- Cross-sectoral cooperation
- Digital/blended learning
- Schools as enablers of innovation
In what ways do teachers/educators involved in the project influence the innovative teaching and learning processes?
- Teachers’ agency as innovators
- Teachers’ competences
- Teachers’ cooperation and peer learning
What is the impact of the innovative teaching and learning processes elaborated and implemented in the project?
- Quality of innovation processes
- Spill-over effect (to other students, teachers, schools, local communities)
European Innovative Teaching Awards Winners 2021
We are delighted to announce the Irish projects that have been selected for this year's European Innovative Teaching Award:
Castleconnell National School
City of Dublin Education and Training Board
Congratulations to everyone involved and best wishes for the award ceremony taking place 20 October 2021.