‘Secondary School Initiative (IOS)’ in Brandenburg
The ‘Secondary School Initiative’ (IOS)"
The Ministry for Education, Young People and Sport (MBJS) in Brandenburg promoted - as part of the ‘Secondary School Initiative’ - projects, which improved the quality of the school curriculum. Key areas were ‘vocational orientation and preparation’,‘ projects for learning at practice’, ‘acquisition of key qualifications’, and ‘ the personal development of pupils’.
The IPLE developed and implemented different further education programs in the frame of IOS in Brandenburg. Some of them are described below.
- "Practicum plus" school year 2011/12:
The Robert-Schlesier school in Calau hosted three workshops from March to July 2012. Theses workshops produced an initial framework for a solid and comprehensive concept based on the school’s successful measures for professional orientation for years 7 to 10 - as many teachers as possible are to participate in the implementation process. Furthermore, other specific key areas were the development of a new task culture (Aufgabenkultur) in order to intensify the link between learning in school and practical work, as well as working with theportfolio Passport for Professional Choices (Berufswahlpass). This led to entirely novel forms of co-operation between colleagues as they had acquired new methods during their workshops.
Contact: Dr. Sabine Liedtke
- „School Programme Development“ school year 2012/13
The IPLE supports and monitors the continuation of the school programme work at the Bernhard-Kellermann Secondary School in Senftenberg and at the Secondary School in Briesen.
Both schools are running advisory sessions for school programme work from September 2012 until July 2013. Whereas the Secondary School Briesen focuses on questions such as the relationship with practical work and a multidisciplinary approach to the co-ordination of learning, the steering group at the Bernhard-Kellermann Secondary School in Senftenberg concerns itself more with connecting all-day educational school programmes to the learning at a practical work place. It also tries to better connect and harmonise individualised learning and educational programmes in terms of their structure and content.
The planning and implementation of a day of study (Studientag) at both schools furthers the continuation and deepening of the discussions taking place in school and among colleagues. It also strengthens the systematic and continuous process of their respective school development.
Contact: Friederike Bliss
Antje Karras: 030-21792-161, antje.karras(at)iple.de
Friederike Bliss: 030-21792-158, friederike.bliss(at)iple.de