In the ever-changing world of education, the European Innovative Teaching Award aims to value the work of teachers and educators 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 third edition, a total of 93 projects received the European Innovative Teaching Award in 4 categories:
- Early childhood education and care
- Primary education
- Secondary education
- Vocational education and training schools
The thematic area chosen for this year’s edition of the Award is "Education and innovation" and is closely linked to the European Year of Skills.
Robotics, coding and programming, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, entrepreneurship are among the focus areas particularly accentuated in the 2023 edition of the award.
With the European Innovative Teaching Award, the European Commission rewards the great work, care and passion of teachers in European schools.
In this year's edition, the European Innovative Teaching Award spotlights 15outstanding educational projects within the "Early childhood education and care" category, showcasing contemporary teaching and learning approaches employed by educators in nurseries and kindergartens.
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.