School unit aims to improve quality and efficiency in school education.
Specific objectives are to:
- Strengthen the profiles of the teaching professions, including teachers, school leaders and teacher educators;
- Promote the acquisition of skills and competences through innovative teaching and assessment (i.e. fostering critical thinking, building on the diversity);
- Support schools to tackle early school leaving (ESL) and disadvantage and to offer quality education, enabling success for all students;
- Support efforts to increase access to affordable and high quality early childhood and care.
Enhancing teachers’ professional development and induction to continuing professional development; supporting them in dealing with diversity in the classroom; adopting collaborative and innovative practices & strengthening leadership in education.
Promoting the acquisition of skills and competences, through effective and innovative teaching and assessment; promoting entrepreneurship education; fostering critical thinking; adopting a holistic approach to language teaching and learning, building on the diversity found in today’s increasingly multilingual classrooms.
Strengthening collaboration among all actors within schools, as well as with families, and other external stakeholders; improving transition between different stages of education; supporting networking by schools which promote collaborative and holistic approaches to teaching and learning; improving evaluation and quality assurance.