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European Innovative Teaching Award

The European Innovative Teaching Award 2021

The European Innovative Teaching Award was born with the aim of valuing the passion and care of teachers and students in the European education systems.

THE AWARD

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In the ever-changing world of education, the European Innovative Teaching Award aims at valuing the work of teachers in the process of shaping the Europeans of tomorrow by making use of innovative, interactive, and inclusive teaching and learning practices. The European Innovative Teaching Award also recognises the contribution of the Erasmus+ programme to the European Education Area, and the importance of cooperation and networking of schools across Europe.

Each Erasmus+ programme country will be awarded, for a total of 104 projects in 4 categories:

  • early childhood education and care,
  • primary education,
  • secondary education,
  • VET schools.

The thematic area chosen for the first edition of the European Innovative Teaching Award perfectly reflects the challenges of modern times: distance and blended learning. Thanks to the new digital technologies and the huge variety of state-of-the-art learning strategies, learning can now happen both in schools and in other environments.  Despite the differences among students, the European education system is able to offer the same opportunities to everyone, allowing for inclusiveness, competence development, and collaboration.

With the European Innovative Teaching Award, the EU rewards the great work, care and passion of teachers in the European schools.

POLICY INFORMATION

The European Innovative Teaching Award was born with the aim of valuing the passion and care of teachers and students in the European education systems, by reaching 5 key objectives:

1. SHOWCASE

Identifying and promoting innovative teaching and learning practices.

2. ACKNOWLEDGE

Celebrating the achievements of teachers and schools by giving credit to their work, thus raising the prestige of the teaching profession.

3. EMPOWER

Making the prize an opportunity for mutual learning by promoting professional excellence, networking, communities of practices, and learning mobility abroad.

4. PROMOTE

Highlighting the value of the Erasmus+ programme to European teacher collaboration and the establishment of the European Education Area

5. BRAND

Building a recognisable and distinguishable brand of the new European Innovative Teaching Award.

PROJECT CATEGORIES

The European Innovative Teaching Award will award 19 education projects in the “Early childhood education and care” category, thus highlighting the most innovative learning and teaching practices put in place by teachers with children.

29 school projects will be granted in the field of “primary education”, where numerous initiatives have paved the way to new teaching methodologies.

The “secondary education” category includes this year 31 projects from all over Europe which have stood up for their innovative learning and teaching approach.

The future of Vocational Education and Training (VET) schools is in innovation and interaction. Discover the 25 projects that will be awarded this year by the European Innovative Teaching Award and get inspired!