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Title of Initiative / Project
Sustain: Sustaining development for early school education
Name of Organiser
Private Doga Education Institutions
Start and ending date of the Initiative
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Funding Programme
LLP Comenius
Title of the project
SUSTAIN: Sustaining development for early school education
Private Doga Education Institutions
Project number
Type of deliverables
Online course, Teaching Methodology, Didactical resource
Thematic area
Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Biology, Science
Language of the deliverable
Bulgarian, Italian, Romanian, English, Other non EU
Target Group
Description of the initiative
SUSTAIN is a Comenius project that aim to gather and share good practices from partner countries to encourage best results, innovative products to improve the quality of education and training through local workshops, online classroom implementation, and face to face International Teacher Training Course that will be arranged in Istanbul. A Good Practices online database containing models for activities, and teaching tools & ITTC will be realized to enhance teachers competencies, a project booklet and e-platform as outputs are presented to teachers, policy makers and the broad public. The project promotes the acquisition of key competences relevant for education for sustainable development starting from the early school age. Following gathering, compiling and testing the good practices stored in the project database, up-to date teaching tools, materials, and teacher training will be created to enhance the quality and European dimension of teacher training in the partner countries.
More Information
The main result from the SUSTAIN project is the database of good practices The database is searchable by free keyword, by key competence addressed, by language (practices are available in Bulgarian, English, Italian, Romanian and Turkish) and by theme (like waste materials and recycling, healthy life, natural resources and renewable energy, etc.)
Teachers’ Opinion
The option to see good practices from colleagues around Europe is always beneficial. It is very good that the practices are searchable by many criteria and each teacher can make its own search according to his interests. The practices are described in general and supporting documents are also provided (such as lesson plans for example) which is very helpful for the teachers.
Students’ Opinion
It is nice that there is a database with good practices in science teaching, but they are not addressed to students and it is bit boring to read the lessons. It would be better if there were experiments shown or laboratory options students can try for themselves as in other initiatives.

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Date: 2015.04.07

Posted by Alexander Staykov (Bulgaria)

I think the database is useful because it combines almost everything that a teacher would need of, and even if the teacher is young and inexperienced he can still learn using this project.

Date: 2015.04.06

Posted by Todor Damyanov (Bulgaria)

There are many projects that aim to create a common database for materials to be used by teachers and students.
It is desirable that such a database is created at national level, professionally done.
When there are multiple sites it is more difficult to search for information.

Date: 2015.04.02

Posted by Ivan Velinov (Bulgaria)

The site is good. Information is nice, but a little bit too much. It would be good to put videos on. However generally speaking it is well planned and provides useful information.

Date: 2015.04.02

Posted by Ivan Petrov (Bulgaria)

Very nice database, however, is only for teachers and it makes it quite boring for students. It would be nice to have a similar, but a little more interesting (eg with pictures, music, videos, experiments), which will increase the interest of students.

Date: 2015.03.23

Posted by Aleksander Ginovski (Bulgaria)

The good thing about the portal is that it can be seen in different languages, making it more open to the world. It has a wide range of materials that students can explore. Something that can be added are videos with experiments and examples to help students more easily absorb the material.


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.