- Head: dr Daumantas Katinas
- Project duration: September 2018–August 2021
- Erasmus+ KA2 project, Agreement Nr. 2018-1-SK01-KA201-046316
- Project budget: 329,647 EUR
The project “Problem-oriented Soft CLIL Approach for LOTE” includes topical elements, rarely combined in grammar schools in spite of their importance from the social dimension perspective. The concept features effective innovative didactic approaches (Soft CLIL and problem-oriented learning) and cross-curricular topics (Sustainable tourism – hereinafter referred to as ST) and Financial Literacy and Real Mathematics – hereinafter referred to as FLRM).
These elements are combined within the project with the objective of teaching grammar school students from four different project countries topic-oriented skills and knowledge, rarely or not treated in grammar school curricula at all, by means of the aforementioned didactic approaches. ST and FLRM represent two fields, which can motivate students towards engaging in specific activities and vocations. Both are considered as highly current topics that can only be taught successfully within the existing education system through appropriate interdisciplinary approaches. Hence, in the frame of the project, we combine them with the respective Soft CLIL and problem-oriented learning approaches. The concept is applicable across disciplines and represents an innovation. Since both EU and various other countries lack Soft CLIL teaching combined with problem-oriented learning materials, our project aspires to bridge this gap to a certain extent. The focus of the project is oriented towards two non-English foreign languages (German, Russian), which a relatively strong position in the fields of economy and culture in the project countries.
The project team consists of representatives from three universities (Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave, Slovakia, as the project coordinator as well as Vilniaus universitetas, Lithuania, and Univerza v Maribor, Slovenia as project partners) and 6 grammar schools (Vilniaus Gabijos gimnazija and Vilniaus jėzuitų gimnazija from Lithuania, Gymnázium Janka Matúšku v Galante and Gymnázium Ivana Kupca v Hlohovci from Slovakia, Sir Karl Poper Schule/Wiedner Gymnasium from Vienna, Austria, and Gimnazija Franca Miklošiča from Ljutomer, Slovenia). All project partners have a lot of experience with Erasmus + projects and the project-related topics, with regard to both research and practical implementation.