For the past three years, St. Nicholas College has participated in the Erasmus+ Project, Leadership for Change. The Project brought together schools from Malta, Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
The Learning Leadership for Change (L2C) project aims to move towards shared leadership, fostering a new culture in schools in which teachers, students and potentially parents willingly take responsibility for leadership in the school community. Evidence from research indeed shows that collaborative decision- making processes in schools can positively affect students’ learning. The project then encourages the dissemination and mainstreaming of school leadership-innovative practices and effective networking through capacity-building (self-assessment, training and sharing of best practices) within three key areas linked to the strategic development of the school: STEM education, Innovative use of ICT in teaching and Digital Citizenship.
For more information about the project, you can download the Project Leaflet and A4 Poster in PDF format. You may also email Amanda Debattista, contact person at St. Nicholas College, at amanda.debattista.ilearn.edu.mt.
In January of 2020, a group of educators from St. Nicholas College participated in a workshop at European Schoolnet, Brussels, in connection with our Erasmus Project Leadership for Change (L2C). In the video below, you can see our educators’ work and contributions. For more information about our project, please visit our project site on: http://l2c.eun.org/.
- Camilleri, Suzanne: St Nicholas College Rabat Middle School, Malta
- Cohen, Ana: Agrupamento de Escolas de Alcanena, Portugal
- Labbe, Tim: RHIZO Lyceum OLV Vlaanderen, Belgium
- Ruggiero, Laura: I.C. Figline Valdarno, Italy
- Valle Santos, Elena: IES Los Sauces, Spain
St. Nicholas College is currently engaged in the Erasmus + project, Leadership for Change (L2C). This project aims to help schools move away from the traditional vertical leadership model, which proclaims the primacy of the head of school, and to move towards shared leadership, fostering a new culture in schools in which teachers, students and potentially parents willingly take responsibility for leadership in the school community. More information about L2C can be found on the official project website: http://l2c.eun.org/home.
The first Leadership for Change Policy Meeting was held at Xara Palace, Rabat, Malta, on the 5th of December 2019. The aim of the meeting was to promote our project with all the schools within our college, as well as subject Educational Officers who would be be able to disseminate the information amongst all schools in Malta and Gozo.
On the 27th of November, 2019, the educators participating in the Erasmus+ Project, Leadership for Change, met for the second annual workshop at Rabat Middle School, Malta. The cohort consisted of Senior Leadership Team members from three schools at St.Nicholas College: Attard Primary School, Rabat Middle School and Dingli Secondary School. The meeting followed a busy year full of activities, most notably, the school exchange visits and participation in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) available to project partners from Malta, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Attending the workshop was also Ms. Alex Licht, on behalf of the leading partners, European Schoolnet.
Monday 21st of October marked the second School Exchange Visit for Erasmus – Leadership for Change Project, which is a college-wide initiative in collaboration with European Schoolnet (Brussels), as well as schools from Portugal, Italy, Flanders, and Castilla y León.
The first school Exchange Meeting for our college based project, Leadership for Change (L2C) was held on Monday 15th of April 2019. Students and teachers from Rabat Middle School visited Attard Primary School in order to learn more about how students and teachers are involved in the decision making process of the school. Continue reading