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ENSI's project design
Project work starts with a specific topic and its discussion in the frame of an ENSI meeting. The project idea is communicated in the ENSI network; interested partners are invited to join the development of the proposal. ENSI is coordinating processes and is preparing the application in close collaboration with the project team.
ENSI is supporting a project over its duration with management work and expertise. After the projects closure ENSI is taking over further mainstreaming and dissemination of the outcomes through ENSI’s information channels and events.
Our ProjectsCoDeS School and community collaboration addressing sustainability. The EU funded comenius multilateral network has stated October 2011 and ends September 2014 SUPPORT The goal of the Project SUPPORT (a Comenius Lifelong Learning Programme) is to promote and enhance the quality of education for sustainable development by linking schools, research institutions and communities. SEED The SEED network - funded by the European Commission from 2002 to 2005 - promotes environmental education as a driving force for school development through a range of projects in the European Life Long Learning actions. CASALEN The CASALEN project empowers school based collaborations in the Carpathian region within the existing financial frameworks. CSCT The CSCT (Curriculum, Sustainable development, Competences, Teacher training) project was developed as a response to the call of the UNECE Ministers of the Environment in 2003 for including education for sustainable development (ESD) in curricula from pre-school to higher and adult education. LEARN The focus of the project will lay on the research of effects of a wide range of learning environments which include personal learning environments (ICT), emotional approaches (for example with drama and arts), learnscapes (ecologically shaped school grounds for personal experienced learning), learning in different social environments, in a multiple culture learning society (social learning) and global learning. Engaging Junior Researchers for ESD The ENSI Junior Researchers Project started in 2008 aiming to disseminate ENSI research methodology and achievements with the ‘Research World’. It also opened the opportunity for the ENSI network to cultivate its own competence and expertise in the field of ‘Research in ESD’ and attract new research members. Regionalisation Asia-Pacific ENSI decided on the Annual General Meeting 2006 (Vienna) to enlarge its global perspective to Asia-Pacific and to collaborate with local partners on our common topic of education for sustainable development. Learnscapes Learnscapes trial in Schools
Learnscaping is more than a school beautification project. It is a means of implementing environmental education across the curriculum and a step to deeper co-operation between schools and their communities to fulfil the concepts of the regional ecological sustainable development. Teacher Education The project Teacher Education focuses on the challenge of interdisciplinarity on the level of research, teaching and learning and on the needed competencies for teachers. ECO schools ENSI has according to the mandate given by CERI successfully supported school development and contributed innovative approaches to the teaching and learning process, providing real life experience to students and a focal point for teachers to share their lessons learnt. ENSI member countries were involved in establishing Eco-schools networks and in the development of quality indicators, award and Eco-audit schemes for Eco-schools.