International strategic partnership in the field of public education

The aim of the project is to test the high school teaching publications created in the framework of the Youth in Action project, concluded in the autumn of 2013 and supported by the European Commission. Our goal is to get all students familiarized with the concept and types of corruption as well as the possible counter-measures available.

During the international project, the teaching material was used in an experimental manner in Hungary, Slovenia and Italy. Two schools from each countries use the provided material, which was updated based on the reviews and feedbacks received. An e-learning module is also being constructed and will test the students’ knowledge in an entertaining manner. According to our plans, the online platform will continuously be expandable to give the opportunity to publish the methods and games deemed successful by teachers and students alike. The long-term aim of the project is to make it recommended or compulsory to implement the teaching material of TI into the National Curriculum, thus committing stakeholders to the goals of the project is one of the top priorities of the programme.

The training of teachers and testing of the teaching material began in the spring of 2015. Alongside displaying the concept and types of corruption, a special emphasis is on learning the interactive methods so students are able to comprehend the information they are being presented, while also being entertained.

The summarizing of our experiences began in the spring of 2015, in Ljubljana, where the methodological elements deemed effective in the first round of testing were outlined as well. The second round of testing began in September with renewed tasks, situations and games. The most important result was the realisation that the focus of trainings and the teaching material has to be expanded in order for students to understand the notion of anti-corruption. Four main themes, taxation, usage of public money, fundamental rights and the electoral system, proved essential for an overall understanding of the topic. Therefore, we have developed interactive tasks for these fields to enhance comprehension.

2016 will be the year of the finalisation and popularization of the e-learning teaching material.

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