AROSE PROJECT

simple tool OER for teachers.

Context and Background

Among the necessary skills and competencies described by the European Commission (Recommendation 2006/962/EC on crucial competencies for lifelong learning) we can find “Communicating in a foreign language” understood as “the ability to express and interpret concepts, thoughts, feelings, facts, and opinions both orally and in writing” in a foreign language.

Objectives

The project aims to influence the development of teacher evaluation skills to enhance reflection on the practice and provide a better understanding of the increase in the chances of success of students with the implementation of a competency assessment. Our ultimate goal is to include useful evaluation tests of oral skills in the final exams of these secondary levels.

Activities

We are going to organize four multiplier events, one in every country (Spain, Italy, Portugal and Turkey). The last of them will be the international final conference which will be organized in Murcia (Spain) as coordinator of the project. We will organize a training course for teachers from every country, a total of 16 secondary teachers who will learn about innovative methodologies and AROSE tools.

Expected Results and Impact

After the project, we expect the next main intellectual outputs: an oral skills assessment model; a bank of OER useful to the assessment of English oral skills; a toolkit for secondary teachers plus an open online course; a web based evaluation tool; and finally, a guideline with recommendations to teachers, families, stakeholders and educational policy makers in Europe.

Learning another language is like becoming another person

Haruki Murakami