Erasmus+

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Erasmus+ award

Metis has won the “2021 European Innovative Teaching Award ” for the Moltam-project (2017-2020). The public disclosure of the laureates was 16 September 2021 during a launch event hosted by the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. The awarded projects will be presented at a European award ceremony 20 October 2021 and at an accompanying networking and community-building event the day after, on 21 October 2021. We have made a video to be used at the events in Brussels and to be used in Norway as inspiration for other Erasmus+ projects.

Read more about Moltam.

What is Erasmus + Strategic partnership? 

It is an EU programme, facilitated by DIKU, the national office in Norway.

Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships are transnational projects designed to develop and share innovative practices and promote cooperation, peer learning, and exchanges of experiences in all fields and level of education.

As coordinator for a 3-year Erasmus+-project (MOLTAM), we paticipated at a DIKU-seminar for new and experienced partners of the Erasmus+-project KA1 and KA2 (mobility and strategic partnership), Bergen 26.-27. September 2018.

Current projects!
2020-2023

Metis has been given Erasmus+ grants for three new projects:

Young Citizens for Change: Developing Environmental Activism in Young People through creative Citizen Inquiry.

The project is led by the University of Hull, England and the partners besides Metis, is a youth club from Hull, an upper-secondary school from Bremenhaven, Germany and an upper-secondary school in Valencia, Spain. The project will develop environmental agency of young people through environmental investigations, using innovative digital learning methods in collaboration across nations. Two innovative small companies Spello og Rainfall (Media City) will be Metis´associated partners in this project and inspire us in usage of artificial reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and  360o video.

¨Environmental Learning Through Mobile Devices¨ (ELMO) will be led by Metis and will start 30/10/2020. We have partners from schools in Greece, Italy and Spain. The education platform ItsLearning will join us as an associated partner. This project is based on teacher collaboration, where we will use our students as case studies.

Learn more about the project here.

Elmo Learning, Teaching and Training event in Imperia, Italy 3-7 October 2022

 

 Participants from Metis: Bård Inge, Andreas, Ann Kristin and Anbjørg

 

Day 1

We were welcomed by the principal of our host school in Imperia, Liceo Statale G.P. Vieusseux.

 

Thereafter a workshop on mobile learning:

Dr Kevin Burden, University of Hull, who is an expert on mobile learning,  explained how mobile learning came about. When the iPhone and the iPad was introduced, it allowed you to do most things you do on a computer, and yet you could move about without being restricted to time and space (for example the classroom).

We use the  iPac-framework to evaluate three important aspects with usin mobile devices for learning:

  • Personalisation: customisation and agency
  • Authenticity: context and task
  • Collaboration: conversation and cocreation: focus on dialogical process

 

Finaly that day a guided tour in the historic part of Imperia, by Davide, our host and the school´s coordinator for international projects and partner in the Elmo-project.

 Day 2

Case Study 3 and iPac assessment

 

  • Anbjørg presented her Case Study 3 Description, student activity Plastic Ocean, ebook (using Book Creator). Kevin made use of it to demonstrate iPac-assessment and the iPac teacher task survey.
  • Bård Inge demonstrated Curipod. A good example of an interactive activity – the idea is to use it for the online student debate/discussion on sustainability later on.
  • Kevin Burden lectured about innovative mobile learning activities.

Day 3

Two well prepared students from the Italian school lectured us about how to structure a debate and judging a debate. Davide has shared their presentation in the ItsLearning folder. This excellent debate method will be useful for the partners when they plan debate activities with their students.

 

Thereafter, we shared our Case Study 3 presentation videos. Here you can see Metis‘ contribution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-in0ET1dZ8E

 

Day 4

Excursion to Genoa:

Guided tour of Genoa, by Davide, our Italian hosts Davide and Emanuela

Transnational meeting Bremerhaven, Germany 22-23 September 2022

Participants from Metis: William, Andreas and Anbjørg

Day 1

Welcome to Johann-Gutenberg-Schule by Heiko, who is the international coordinator at the school and participant of the Citizens Inquiry-project.

 

Presentation student work: How vital is the German “Moor” for the environment?

 

Planning ahead:

Student mobility in Valencia (25-27 October 2022)

Student mobility in Bremerhaven (6-9 February 2023)

Multiplier event in Bremerhaven (10. February)

Learing, Teaching and Training (LTT) event in Bergen (24-26 April 2023)

Day 2

 

Walk in the city/guided by students

Visit of exhibition/guided tour of the Klimahaus, where we learned about climate and environmental problems worldwide.

Metis in Valencia, Spain

Erasmus+ combined two projects Elmo and Citizens Inquiry in a joint transnational meeting in Valencia, Spain 4-9 April 2022.

The Citizens Inquiry project is led by the University of Hull (England) and have partners from Germany, Spain and Metis from Norway, whereas the Elmo project is led by Metis and have partners from Greece, Italy and Spain. Metis along with the partner school from Valencia participate in both projects.

The two projects include different elements but share a common topic Climate and Sustainability. Both projects have focus on student activities, using mobile learning tools and various applications.

The purpose of the joint event in Valencia was to share the Case Studies (student activities) we have worked on with our respective students and discuss the theoretical framework for our Case studies, the so called iPac-model developed by Dr Kevin Burden (the University of Hull).

Read more here: http://www.mobilelearningtoolkit.com/ipac-framework.html

The Metis team shared the activity their students from the English and Spanish elective courses have worked on, a tourist trail in Bergen with focus on sustainability, using the application Actionbound. See more about Actionbound here: https://en.actionbound.com

The Metis-presentation of Actionbound, inspired the Spanish team to arrange a historic tour for us round Valencia, using Actionbound.

POLIS “Promoting Citizenship and building Inclusive Societies”

Student mobility event at Metis 10th-13th May 2022

The Polis-project includes six student mobilities, in which four students and two teachers from each of the partner schools visit each other and share their work on the various learning units.Due to the Covid-pandemic the mobilities have been postponed a year and Metis vgs, Bergen became the partner school to host the first student mobility event.

Welcome:

The event started off at Media City Bergen: https://mediacitybergen.no with Welcome by Monica as programme director, Kjartan as Headmaster and Anbjørg coordinator of Erasmus +, before a crash course in Norwegian lead by six Metis students from Vg1 MK (first year students of media and communication).

Learning units:

Following the Welcome and crash course in Norwegian, each partner school gave a presentation on their work on the C4 learning unit Sustainable citizenship and respect for the environment:

 

  • Clean and affordable energy – Greece
  • Sustainable tourism – Norway by Business students from Metis
  • Life on land – Malta
  • Global warming – Italy
  • Climate action – Turkey
  • Good health and well-being – Lithuania

 

Sightseeing:

The visiting students were sent on a guided tour of Bergen using Actionbound. The Actionbound was created by Metis-students from the elective course English.Stands/exhibitions at Metis school representing each partner school were also part of the programme. The weather was not at its best, still we arranged a successful hike to the nearby mountain Fløyen with a barbeque and kayak activities at Skomakerdiket.

“Promoting Citizenship and building Inclusive Societies”(POLIS) will be led by a school in Italia and Metis will be a partner along with four other schools from Greece, Malta, Turkey and Lithuania. This project involves student mobility (four students and two teachers). The idea is that each partner school travel five times, each time with a new group of students and teachers.

Polis C1 joint staff meeting 25/10-29/10 2021 at the Italian partner school Santa Rosa in Viterbo, a beautiful medieval town north of Roma.

Participants:

Italy (host nation): Chiara and Stephania (Polis coordinators); the principal and several teachers

Norway: Anbjørg and Monica

Greece: Georgia and Anastasios

On-line:

Turkey: Urfet

Lithuania: Danute and Rosita

Malta: did not participate

Day 1 – A guided tour of the school

Culture Activities: Guided tour round the medieval town Viterbo.

Guided tour round the neighboring medieval town of Bagnoregio Civita.

Final day:

Fantastic classical music concert by the Santa Rosa´s music students.

 

Speeches by the Santa Rosa´s principal and the coordinators of the Polis-project Chiara and Stephania.

C2 – Inclusion and diversity, human rights

As one of the Metis-partners in the Polis-project, we have worked on Human Rights. Norway has a strong human rights record. Still there are Norwegian citizens who feel that their needs are not sufficiently met. Our 1sta-students (2020-2021) have researched these people´s experience and created ebooks about the findings. An example of such an ebook can be viewed here.

Metis-team having Polis-meeting 23rd March.

The project includes the following six topics:

  1. Inclusion and diversity, human rights – lead by Malta
  2. Digital citizenship and critical thinking, ability to understand and defend against fake news online – lead by Lithuania
  3. Sustainable citizenship and respect for the environment – lead by Norway (Metis)
  4. Promotion of peace, tolerance and respect – lead by Turkey
  5. Importance of youth representation in decision-making processes and stakeholders – lead by Greece
  6. Shared rules within the school to enhance the school environment – lead by Italy

 

Both projects last for two years (2020-2022), but due to Corona and travel restrictions, they can be stretched to three years (2020-2023).

Previous Erasmus+ projects!
2017-2020

 

¨Mobile Learning Technology and Assessment Methods¨ (MOLTAM)

 

The Moltam-project is led by Metis and includes the following partners:

 

Metis videregående Bergen. Amanda Naylor (partner), Monica Amundsen (partner), Anbjørg Igland (coordinator) og Johs Totland (finance)

  1. Wildermuth-Gymnasium, Tübingen
  2. Colegio Santa Maria Marianistas, Valencia

 

This project builds on a previous Erasmus + project, the MTTEP-project, in which Metis was one of many partners from schools and universities in England, Norway, Australia, the Netherlands and Germany.

What is the project about?

The main idé of this new project is usage of mobile learning technology with focus on assessment methods – thereby the name MOLTAM (Mobile Learning Technology and Assessment Methods).

The continuing development of new technology in education creates a need for teacher to be updated on how to make use of it. For example, learn how to use different applications and mobile devices, such as mobile phones, iPads, etc. These devices also allow teaching and learning to take place anywhere outside the classroom – thereby the name Mobile Learning.

This project aims to strengthen digital competence among students and teachers and give teachers professional autonomy when it comes to mobile learning technology and assessment methods. Both teachers and students will make use of I-pads and different apps to create e-books and different kinds of formative assessment methods. So far the students from the elective courses English, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology take part in the project. The project lasts for three years and the idea is to make internationalisation an integral part of the school´s institutional strategy. We will organize transnational collaborative activities between the partner schools and arrange workshops for in-service teachers. Metis will arrange one workshop in spring 2019 and one in spring 2020, in which we aim to involve the entire teaching staff. The Erasmus+ project will strengthen the digital competence at Metis and further, strengthen the school´s strategic internationalization approach.

 

Moltam Digital partner meeting Bergen 19th June 2020

Due to the Coronavirus, the planned final LTT (Learning Teaching Training) in Bergen April 2020 was cancelled. As an alternative for the partners in the project we organized a digital LTT using Teams as the communication platform. We created a Padlet-presentation where we posted the mobile learning case studies (student activities linked to the iPac model, the fundamental framework for the project) we have worked on since the Transnational Meeting in Valencia November 2019.

Our international partners were not able to come to Bergen as planned and we missed out of the four days with different activities we had planned, such as the in-service training workshop for the staff at Metis. However, as an alternative, the digital one-day session 20/6 worked out fine as the final summit of the three-year long Moltam project.

You can see the project here.

Monica Amundsen, Anbjørg Igland og William Peter Hocking.

Ann Kristin Skeide and on the screen Amanda, Pedro, Monica and William. 

Launching of the book that has been an MTTEP-project collaboration.

Monica Amundsen, Ann Kristin Skeide and William Peter Hocking.

Moltam Transnational Partner Meeting Valencia 4th-6th November 2019 

i-Pac and formative assessment workshop by Dr Kevin Burden, University of Hull. The i-Pac framework is based on the MTTEP-project (mttep.eu), Metis participated in 2014-2017. In the Moltam project we try to combine the model with formative assessment. Visit the Moltam website: moltam.eu

The teacher crew from Metis visiting Valencia November 2018. From the left: Monica Amundsen, Anbjørg Igland and William Peter Hocking.

School visit at Collegio Santa Maria, Valencia: observing students´usage of digital learning methods.

MOLTAM parteners´ Valencia summit November 2018: partner meetings, school visit and mobile learning technology workshops for Spanish teachers.

Moltam-seminar in Bergen 13th-16th May 2019

LTT (Learning Teaching & Training) – seminar in Bergen 13-16 May 2019. The partners from Spain, Germany and the UK, visited Metis Upper Secondary School in Bergen this time.

LTT partner-meeting at Metis Upper Secondary School, Bergen.

Visit at ItsLearning’s main office (A Norwegian company providing a teaching and learning platform for a big international market)

Visit at Media City Bergen (a cluster of Norwegian media companies)

I-PAC Workshop at Metis 3rd May 2019

A couple of weeks before the Moltam LTT Bergen (13-16 May), prof. Kevin Burden from the University of Hull visited Metis. He is an expert on MobileLearning theory and the i-PAC pedagogical framework. The iPAC survey tool enables teachers and students to measure their use of mobile learning. Read more here: http://mttep.eu

Except from the Moltam group at Metis (Anbjørg, Monica, William, Kugarajh and Ann Kristin), a group from the university college in Bergen, Høgskulen på Vestlandet, were invited. We collaborated with them in the previous Erasmus+ pluss project MTTEP, led by prof Kevin Burden, the University of Hull.

Except from the Moltam group at Metis (Anbjørg, Monica, William, Kugarajh and Ann Kristin), a group from the university college in Bergen, Høgskulen på Vestlandet, were invited. We collaborated with them in the previous Erasmus+ pluss project MTTEP, led by prof Kevin Burden, the University of Hull. 

Workshop for the teaching staff at Metis

The partners present how they have been working with various Mobile Learning technology in their classrooms. Additionally Chemistry, Physics and English students from Metis demonstrate how they have used mobile learning technology to create e-books etc.

William (one of the Metis partners) presents the results of a teacher survey about the usage of mobile learning technology carried out among all the partners.

Chemistry and Physics students demonstrate how they have used different apps, such as I-Movie, Explain Everything and Book Creator in their learning.

English Social Studies students demonstrate how they have used different apps, such as I-Movie, Explain Everything, different avatars and Book Creator to create e-books about Brexit.

Hands-on activities, in which the Metis staff try various mobile learning devices. Here they test the online version of Book Creator.

The partners on a hike to Ulriken. 

The partners stayed an extra day in Bergen to celebrate our National Day 17th May together with the Metis partners.

Moltam Learning Teaching and Training (LTT) in Tübingen, Germany 2018. 

First Transnational meeting – Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany October 2017

LTT- Activity (Learning Teaching & Training Activity), Tübingen, Germany Feb 2018.

2014-2017

¨Mobilising and Transforming Teacher Education Pedagogies¨(MTTEP)

The MTTEP project was the first Erasmus+ project Metis participated in.

Learn more about it here: MTTEP (2014-2017)

Read more about our contribution in the MTTEP project in the monthly magazine published by SIU (the National Centre for projects funded by EU)* and in Lektorbladet (Norwegian Lecturer Union magazine).

Find more information about Metis´ contribution in the project here.

New Apps give better learning

– Creating E-books is a great way to learn. It becomes your personal work and gives you ownership to the material, says Eirin Edinsen (t.r.), together with Marie Dahl (t.l.) and Martine Augestad. (All photos: Runo Isaksen / SIU)

Students from International English – workshop by Dr. Amanda Naylor from the University of York.

Students in Psychology using iPads to create e-books.

This is an overview of the three Erasmus+ projects’ events. (There might be small changes due to the Corona situation)