A MIRROR FOR YOUR SCHOOL

AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
SELF EVALUATION AT SCHOOL

SIBIU, ROMANIA 25 – 29 SEPTEMBER 2002
I-PROBE NET
COMENIUS 3

“A mirror for your school” is an international conference on self evaluation at school: steps, techniques, instruments, strategies… The conference is also conceived as a training seminar and offers key note speakers, examples of good practice, workshops and self evaluation activities. The modules in the conference follow the steps taken in a self evaluation process. They will focus on evaluation of project work and project based learning as a starting point for the introduction of a culture of self evaluation at school. The target groups for this conference are school teachers, project coordinators, heads of schools, teacher trainers, policy makers, inspectors, researchers… interested in the process of self evaluation at school.

Parallel with this conference there will be an international contact seminar for Comenius 1 projects on self evaluation at school, organised in cooperation with the Romanian National Socrates Agency.

programme

Wednesday 25 September

20.30 : arrival, hotel check in
21.00 : dinner
22.00 : informal evening

Thursday 26 September

Conference chair : Guy Tilkin

09.15 : registration, conference files, coffee
10.00 : welcome: Monica Calota, deputy director of the Romanian Socrates Agency and executive director of NATEM
           and Guy Tilkin, project manager Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, I-Probenet coordinator, Belgium
10.10 : Opening speech: Romulus Pop, counsellor of the Minister of Education and Research
10.30 : Comenius 3 thematic networks: Jean Michel Boullier, European Commission
10.40 : Self evaluation: a philosophy and framework: Jaap Van Lakerveld, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
11.15 : overview of the programme
11.30 : workshops: 12.30 : lunch

The starting point for evaluation: the actual situation

14.30 : introduction to self evaluation of the conference: Rosetta McLeod
15.00 : key note: Action Research as a landmark in the map of evaluation
           by: Mrs. Elgrid Messner & Christa Bauer, Schulverbund Graz/West, Austria
15.45 : workshops: parallel session 1
16.45 : coffee break
17.15 : practical examples: parallel session 1

20.00 : dinner

Friday 27 September

Topics for evaluation: "What do we evaluate?"

09.00 : key note: The new Lincolnshire model for evaluating the effectiveness
            of schools through Moderated Self-Review
           by: Mrs. Sue Baxter, Principal Inspector for Secondary Education, Great Britain
09.45 : workshops: parallel session 2
10.45 : coffee break
11.15 : practical examples: parallel session 2
12.15 : lunch
Consequences: "What do we do next?"

13.30 : key note: What makes self evaluation successful?
           by Mrs. Elgrid Messner, Austria
14.15 : workshops: parallel session 3
15.15 : coffee break
15.45 : practical examples: parallel session 3
16.45 : guided tour of the I-Probe virtual learning environment

20.00 : dinner

Saturday 28 September

Managing changes at school

09.00 : key note: Managing changes at school
           by : Prof. Geert Devos, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
09.45 : workshops: parallel session 4
10.45 : coffee break
11.15 : practical examples: parallel session 4
12.15 : evaluation of the conference by the participants
12.45 : evaluation of the conference by the rapporteurs
13.00 : closure
13.15 : lunch followed by social programme
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20.30 : farewell dinner

Sunday 29 September

10.00 : departure