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 recognises also the contribution of the Erasmus+ programme to the European Education Area and the importance of cooperation and networking of schools across Europe.
In its second edition, a total of 98 projects receive the European Innovative Teaching Award in 4 categories:
- Early childhood education and care
- Primary education,
- Secondary education
- VET schools.
The thematic area chosen for this year’s edition of the Award is linked to the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative of the European Commission: “Learning together, promoting creativity and sustainability”.
Those three components constitute priorities and key elements identified by the Commission and the NEB. They are also extremely important themes in education as a whole. The NEB’s idea of the ”beautiful”, linked to creativity, prompted the exploring of the impact of spaces and architecture on learning.
With the European Innovative Teaching Award, the European Commission rewards the great work, care and passion of teachers in European schools.
The European Innovative Teaching Award was conceived as an endeavour to value the passion and care of teachers and students in the European education systems by setting 5 key objectives:
Identifying and promoting innovative teaching and learning practices.
Celebrating the achievements of teachers and schools by giving credit to their work, thus raising the prestige of the teaching profession.
Making the award an opportunity for mutual learning by promoting professional excellence, networking, communities of practices, and learning mobility abroad.
Highlighting the value of the Erasmus+ programme to European teacher collaboration and the establishment of the European Education Area.
Building a recognisable and distinguishable brand of the new European Innovative Teaching Award.
This year, the European Innovative Teaching Award distinguishes 20 education projects in the “Early childhood education and care” category, thus highlighting the most innovative learning and teaching practices put in place by teachers working with children in nurseries and kindergartens.
26 school projects are granted the award in the field of “primary education” this year, where numerous initiatives have paved the way for new teaching methodologies.
In 2022, the “secondary education” category includes 27 projects from all over Europe which have stood up for their innovative learning and teaching approaches.
The future of Vocational Education and Training (VET) schools is in innovation and interaction. Discover the 25 projects that are awarded the prize this year and get inspired!