Enabling eXtremely Creative, Inclusive, Inspiring Teachers for Europe

The Exciite project (Enabling eXtremely Creative, Inclusive, Inspiring Teachers for Europe) aims at improving creativity, inclusiveness, and equity in European schools. Exciite addresses this aim by focusing on teachers’ competences: it proposes a conceptual framework, concrete requalification paths for in-service teachers, and a set of methodological and organizational resources suitable to support the “creative and meaningful transition” of school systems. The ultimate beneficiaries of this project are the school pupils and students who will benefit from more inspiring and inclusive learning environments.

The EXCIITE project has a clear focus on supporting school teachers in their continuing professional development in these challenging areas of competence and preparing the ground for a renewed initial teacher training curriculum. In particular, the meaningful, creative and interactive use of digital technology to make learning more learner-centred, more inclusive, and more stimulating is an important component of this project, which will use and adapt the knowledge base and experience of one of the leading European actors in this domain. The project’s approach to social inclusion is rather focused on supporting each learner’s progress and achievements by building on the identification of specific strengths and motivation and therefore stimulating children’s agency as a key for social inclusion and learning achievement.

Objectives:

To design a series of training modules that combine into flexible and personalized learning paths based on a self-assessment tool designed to help teachers recognize their own training needs

To build a Hub for teacher training, consisting of a web repository of multilingual learning resources for teachers (building on what is already available in national teacher training agencies and at EU network level), to help them develop and practice creativity skills, learning innovation, self-regulatory learning, appreciation of diversity and social inclusion

To create an alliance of teacher education institutions capable of collaborating transnationally and supporting the exchange of resources and good practices in the field of in-service teacher education