Collaboration with other schools and universities, dialogue and reflection upon Pedagogy and Innovation in the XXI century is the main objective of our University Research Programme, which has started to mature rapidly since it was born last school year.
This programme includes different actions to build a bridge between schools, pedagogical experts and universities.
Bearing this in mind and after attending in February the MIF International Symposium (aimed to improved the initial training for teachers), we could organise a visit to two innovative schools in Finland, the Saunakallion Koulu Primary School and the Järvenpä¨ Upper Secondary School. The visit was held this month of October.
Before the visit, we exchanged points of view and dialogued in depth with Xavier Melgarejo, one of the best specialists in the Finnish Educational System in Spain, and Pekka Tukonen, director of a Finnish Primary School. Finally, we visited Finland last month and were excited to discover some of the latest trends in Education applied in this country.
Sharing expertise, learning together
This experience is one step forward to promote internal research, reflection and collaboration in order to achieve professional development for both, teachers and the school.
Other areas included in the University Research Programme are the Teachers Practice that we started welcoming last school year (with students coming from different universities across the world), our involvement in some university research groups specialised in Language Acquisition or the workshops given by a group of St. Peter’s teachers in universities such as University of Lleida, Blanquerna or Autònoma de Barcelona.