SELF EVALUATION IS A DIALOGUE


AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
SELF EVALUATION AT SCHOOL

HOTEL NOVAPARK, GRAZ, AUSTRIA 22 – 26 SEPTEMBER 2004


I-PROBE NET
COMENIUS 3


“Self-evaluation is a dialogue" is the third international conference on self-evaluation at school organized by the I-ProbeNet network. In previous years we have focussed on planning self-evaluation and self-evaluation as a learning process. In Graz we will emphasise the social processes involved in self-evaluation through dialogue and interaction. We will not only look at dialogue and interaction at individual, group and school levels, but also deal with these processes from international and European perspectives.

The following areas will be explored in keynotes and workshops: Dialogue: The target groups are: school teachers, project coordinators, school leaders, teacher trainers, policy makers, inspectors, academics and others interested in the process of self- evaluation at school.

Participants will not only learn about self-evaluation at school, share information with experts and colleagues, get material and tools but will also have opportunities to find partners for cooperation.

Conference chair: Guy Tilkin, Alden Biesen (B)

Programme

Wednesday 22 September

17.00 : arrival, rooms
19.30 : welcome, reception
20.00 : dinner

Thursday 23 September

09.00 : registration and coffee
09.30 : welcome: Christa Bauer, Schulverbund Graz West, Austria
           opening: Horst Lattinger, Präsident des Landesschulrates für Steiermark.
                         Siegfried Nagl, Bürgermeister der Stadt Graz
           Impro-Dialogue Schüler, Kreativzweig-Klusemann
           Socrates and Comenius 3, Jean-Michel Boullier, European Commission, DG EAC
           The I-Probenet network and conference by Guy Tilkin, Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Belgium, coordinator of the network
10.45 : coffee break
11.15 : workshops: discussion and sharing participants' experience of self-evaluation, the vocabulary and their expectations of the conference.
            Collecting questions for the panel
12.30 : lunch

               Actors and Co-actors within the school I.
14.00 : key note: "Evaluating ourselves - Dynamics and Processes in Schools "
            Prof. dr. Herbert Altrichter, Institut für Pädagogik und Psychologie, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
14.45 : coffee break
15.00 : examples and workshops (till 16.30)
18.15 : dinner
19.30 : panel discussion "Self-evaluation - threat or opportunity" (till 21.00)

Friday 24 September

               Actors and Co-actors within the school II
09.00 : programme overview
09.15 : key note: "Self evaluation: staff and students should benefit, before “inspectors” do."
           Prof. dr. Geert Kelchtermans, Katholic University of Leuven-Centre for Educational Policy and Innovation (BE)
10.00 : coffee
10.30 : examples and workshops
12.30 : lunch

               Dialogue between school and stakeholders
14.00 : self-evaluation of the conference
14.15 : key note: "External Dialogue, self-evaluation: learning with, and from third parties. "
           Jaap van Lakerveld, PLATO, Leiden University (NL)
15.00 : coffee break
15.30 : examples and workshops (till 17.00)
17.15 : departure for Seggauberg castle, possibility for wine tasting (Leibnitz)
20.00 : dinner
21.30 : 'Late night with van Lakerveld' - informal talk on self-evaluation philosophy in the bar.

Saturday 25 September

               National school systems and general audiences
09.00 : self-evaluation of the conference
09.15 : key note: "The National Interest in School Self-Evaluation – Implications for Policy. "
            Prof. dr. Peter Posch, University of Klagenfurt (AU)
10.00 : examples and workshops
11.30 : coffee break
11.45 : concluding remarks
12.45 : departure for lunch
13.15 : Reception by Land Steiermark, lunch in Weißer Saal Burg
14.00 : visit to Graz city
20.00 : Closing dinner

Sunday : 26 September
09.00 : departure