On 10–19th November 2015 Ing. Miroslava Katzerová, Ing. Eduard Macků and Ing. Blanka Ondřejová visited Istituto Tecnico Tecnologico Michelangelo Buonarroti, Trento, Italy.
The aim of the project was the personal and professional development of teachers and to become familiar with trends in vocational education in EU countries.
The Italian school is focused on the technical fields of chemistry, electrical engineering, special machinery, automation and telecommunications. The teachers were allowed to visit all chemical laboratories, special electrical laboratories and they participated in lessons of ICT, chemical engineering, Italian, mathematics and in the laboratory of telecommunications.
They observed teaching using iPads in various subjects (Italian, mathematics, physics), using special programs to evaluate students‘ knowledge and understanding. In vocational subject of chemistry students use the iPad as an electronic textbook with instructions for laboratory exercises.
The teachers also became familiar with the program „The first step in Chemistry“ for elementary schools where at the request of primary school teachers sets of chemical experiments for particular schools are created and the pupils then come and try them.
A significant difference is teaching several vocational subjects in English.
Also topics for related projects were discussed for further cooperation in vocational subjects.
On 11– 20th January 2015, Ing. Jan Ptáček, Ing. Marcela Burešová and Mgr. Michal Dušek attended the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, within Erasmus+ teachers´ mobility programme. Teachers were acquainted with Cypriot educational system and the cooperation of the university with secondary schools. The aim of the internship was the work in chemical laboratories and participation in lectures. The Czech teachers also visited other faculties of the university and they appreciated the visit of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, where they were informed about particular departments.