The purpose of P2P is to aggregate and expand existing activities related to identifying, sharing and transferring excellence in the policy and practice of eLearning in school systems at regional, national and European level.
The guiding principle and innovative element in P2P is the concept of professionals reviewing each other’s practice. The two year project (January 2004 to December 2005) aims both to monitor and to stimulate change in ICT policies and practice at European, national, regional and school level, building on existing projects, collaborative networks and successful validation work undertaken by the European Schoolnet and its partners.
The anticipated results are:
• Strengthened and active peer support networks of education decision-makers at innovative school and national level.
• A better understanding among participants of their own and others’ policies and practice and of migration paths to future scenarios, based on a critical mass of good policy and practice studies providing a up-to-date information and reflections on national and regional policies and eLearning actions.
• Insight into which policies and practice transfer and under what conditions, including support for policy-makers to determine the success of eLearning policies and essential information needed to understand progress and plan for the future.
• A user-friendly knowledge management system containing a set of quality-assured materials to foster ICT-related change in schools across Europe in, including and at least five evidence-based studies arising from the project, feeding into workshops and symposiums.
• EUN partnership (Co-ordinator)
o The Open University
o University of Nottingham
o University of Helsinki
o Inspectie van het Onderwijs
o Education Technology Strategy Management Group, Northern Ireland
o National Board of Education Finland (Opetushallitus)
o Centre international d'études pédagogiques, France
• CTIE Switzerland (self-funded)
Activities to achieve the project aims are grouped into 5 strands of work:
1. Policy reviewing
2. Practice reviewing (these two in parallel)
3. Evaluation review
4. Impacting (Knowledge management and dissemination)
5. Project management.
Last changed: Monday, 30 May 2005