Erasmus+

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.

“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.

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)