Monday, 12 June 2017

Our school, our partner


Istituto di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore “Tommaso Fiore”, located in Modugno and Grumo Appula, has always been committed to innovation and didactic research, above all in the field of foreign language teaching. The challenges of internationalization, of European citizenship, and the depressive effects of the great recession and economic crisis on the territories surrounding our school, have pushed a group of highly concerned and motivated teachers to pursue a new goal: that is to offer to as many students as possible the chance to achieve those skills and competences that could allow them to move freely and fully aware within a changing international labour market.
Consequently, the need for international opening that we feel as teachers is complementary to our students' need to be part of a European education system and European labour market. But it also has to do with the necessity to develop and implement integrated skill teaching methods to face the inclusion of Special Educational Needs (SEN) students, of foreign students and of non-native Italian speakers, who are an increasing part of our learners.


Sunday, 11 June 2017

Improving teachers’ and students’ linguistic and intercultural skills and competences through CLIL methodology [2017-1-IT02-KA101-035740]

Our Erasmus+ 2017 mobility project aims at: promoting a European dimension of education within our school, by giving our staff the opportunity to become familiar with CLIL methodology; improving their language skills and communicative competences in English, by enabling a group of teachers and the Headmistress to take part in an intercultural professional development plan with teachers of other European countries; learning about each other's education systems; exchanging good teaching practices, with a special focus on CLIL methodology.


The teaching staff involved in the project (nine teachers and the Headmistress) cover a wide range of subject matters: from Maths to Humanities (History and Philosophy), from foreign languages (English and French) to Law and Business Economics, according to the five different curricula offered by our school (Business and Administration; IT Systems; Tourism; Applied Science; Adult Education). Part of the key staff have been working for a long time in the field of teaching SEN students. The foreign language teachers involved have widely developed expertise in teaching languages for specific purposes and Italian as second language. Some of our key staff have also developed skills and competences at a University research level, working in the fields of SEN students, or dealing with theoretical and cultural issues such as multilingual and multicultural contexts and identity conflicts (migration, intercultural awareness, and multiculturalism).
Therefore, all of our involved staff is highly committed to inclusion. All the teachers involved in this project have a minimum B1 level of competence in English.

Our school, our partner

 IISS TOMMASO FIORE Istituto di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore “Tommaso Fiore”, located in Modugno and Grumo Appula, has always been com...