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Title of Initiative / Project
Modernization of the education process in primary schools
Name of Organiser
Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Slovak Republic
Start and ending date of the Initiative
Web site
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Type of deliverables
Online course, Teaching Methodology, Didactical resource
Thematic area
Language of the deliverable
Target Group
Description of the initiative
The national projects "Modernization of the education process in primary schools" and "Modernization of the educational process in secondary schools" are prepared in accordance with the “Operational Programme Education” of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic. The basic goal of these projects is to prepare teachers to actively implement school reform - adapting the education system to the needs of the knowledge society.

The specific objective of the projects is to upgrade and modernize the content, methods and outputs of the learning process for new competencies of work in the modern school of the 21st century. At the same time the aim is increasing the number of teachers participating in further education programs in order to obtain and develop their competencies necessary for the knowledge society. The target groups of the project will be over 6,850 primary and secondary school teachers as the primary target group and 347,000 primary and secondary school students as a secondary target group. Projects are implemented in the period 2008-2013 and their contractor is the Institute of Information and Prognoses of Education (Ústav informácií a prognóz školstva).

Teacher training will be provided in the form of modules as follows:
Module 1: Digital Literacy of a teacher
Module 2: Modern didactic technique in a teacher work
Module 3: Use of ICT in the subject
In addition to face to face learning, participants will also attend a distant way of learning by an e-learning project system (educational project portal). Teachers will be able to consult their activities focusing on modernization of the education process throughout the project with project experts with an aim prepare for the next training modules. Here they should come already with their own elements and methodology of education modernization created by themselves.

The entire educational process will be completed by preparation of the final thesis, its defense and final examination, in which will the involved teachers have the opportunity to present their readiness to introduce elements of modernization in the educational process at the elementary school, respectively secondary schools. Thus the teachers will demonstrate adequate knowledge and knowledge of the application of ICT in teaching of their assigned subjects with a focus on the implementation of the state program of education in primary schools, respectively secondary schools. Teachers who will successfully complete the training project will therefore undergo a specialized training in accordance with 317/2009 Coll. of the teaching staff and specialists and they will receive 35 credits.
More Information
It is one of the current key portals for Slovak teachers for their continuing education and professional development. The project also conducted several conferences, two can be found here at Then there is a link to another conference - And there are others at
Teachers’ Opinion
• strengths and weaknesses – bad organization of the project, unnecessarily prolonged the project, a lot of paperwork involved in using the portal, time-consuming
• What are the possibilities for its use in the subject - positive, providing ICT for schools, PC for pupils and teachers
• to what extent is it suitable for classes and students which you teach – I use it in the first year, as the project is more suitable for more secondary grammar schools, I can teach our students just some of the topics
Students’ Opinion
strengths and weaknesses - teaching Biology is not divided into groups, there are a lot of students, we do not have access to ICT
• what is interesting for you - new forms of teaching, videos,
• what can teacher use for teaching from the project – set the lessons in PC classroom more often, to teach new tasks
• What would students use from the project - increasing computer literacy, faster knowledge acquisition, representation of complex processes in nature in short films were interesting.

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Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.