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This project has been funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme



Newsletter no. 1


Dear reader,

This is the first newsletter dedicated to the transnational project I – S.K.Y.P.E. that publishing house RAABE started to implement in October 2016 in cooperation with six other partners from three European countries – Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany.

This is the way how we would like to give you all information about the project itself, our partners, what we have done so far in the project and what lies ahead of us.

We believe that together we will succeed in achieving our goal – to improve the quality of teaching of the science related subjects in primary education. Based on the results of the survey most of the teachers feel the absence of confidence in teaching science related subjects because of the lack of resources and ideas on how to motivate learners, as well as specifics of the curriculum and syllabus of these subjects.

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I – S.K.Y.P.E. partners


This project has been funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme, K2 action, Strategic Partnerships in School Education. Project Agreement Number: 2016-1-SK01-KA201-022549

The current publication reflects only the author´s view and neither the Slovak National Agency, nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Nowadays, skills in science are becoming increasingly important part of basic literacy. To keep European countries growing, there is a strong need of bringing up science-aware citizens who can make informed decisions and develop critical thinking.

Since October 2016, the publishing house Dr. Josef Raabe Slovakia, based in Bratislava, has started implementing the transnational project I – S.K.Y.P.E. (Interactive Science for Kids and Youngsters in Primary Education) which is entirely focused on the support of the science-related subjects´ teachers in primary education. There are six partners from three different countries participating at the project together with us – Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany. The aim of the project I – S.K.Y.P.E. is to fundamentally influence the education system, both at national and European level, through the exchange of knowledge and experiences between schools, universities, science associations and the business companies.

What are the aims of the project?

  • to support primary education teachers in science-related subjects through innovative materials
  • to increase achievement in the basic skills of science through more effective, innovative teaching methods
  • to promote science at primary level in order to contribute to raise of Europe´s competitiveness and employability of young people

What are the project objectives?

  • to develop Methodical Handbook for primary school teachers of science related subjects
  • to develop Workshops offering to teachers alternative and innovative ways of teaching science at primary school level and successfully implement them into practice
  • to develop and launch the I – S.K.Y.P.E. Online Platform as an on line free-access interactive resource for teachers
  • to present the Concept for Policy Reform and Curricula Update in teaching science-related subjects

Who are the target groups of the project?

  • mainly primary school teachers teaching science-related subjects
  • also pupils in primary education (age 6 – 10)
  • high-level policy makers responsible for introducing reforms and curricula design at primary education level

What are the project outputs?

  • Methodical Handbook
  • Workshops
  • Online Platform
  • Concept for Policy Reform and Curricula Update

Who are the project partners?

  • Partners of the project are universities (The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Trnava University in Trnava);
  • schools (Primary School with Kindergarten of King Svätopluk in Šintava, the Primary School of J. Guth-Jarkovský in Prague, Stiftung Louisenlund – boarding school)
  • and company focused on programming the webpages and information systems made-to measure (M7) from three different countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany).

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1st Transnational Meeting of the I – S.K.Y.P.E. project partners

The 1st Transnational project meeting of the I – S.K.Y.P.E. project partners took place on 25th of November 2016 in Bratislava. All the 6 project partners from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany attended the meeting:

  • Trnava University in Trnava; Primary School with Kindergarten of King Svätopluk in Šintava; M7 (SVK)
  • The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen; Primary School of J. Guth-Jarkovský in Prague (CZ)
  • Stiftung Louisenlund (GER)

The coordinator and organiser of the project meeting was publishing house Dr. Josef Raabe Slovakia.

Content of the meeting:

  • introduction of each partner
  • presentation of the project – timetable, activities, project objectives
  • presentation of the key strategic documents and the financing rules of the project


The aim of the meeting was:

  • to agree upon the structure and the content of the 1st Intellectual Output (O1) – Methodical Teachers´ Handbook
  • two partner universities and partner school from Germany will be working on this output during the first 6 months of the year 2017
  • all the partners made an agreement that the content of the methodical materials will be based on the work of Wynne Harlen: Working with Big Ideas of Science Education
  • The next steps in the project are:
  • to work on the methodical materials for teachers of science-related subjects in primary education and preparing the 1st version of them for the testing part at partners´ schools
  • to prepare for the 2nd Transnational project meeting in Prague in August 2017 where the 1st version of created methodical materials will be introduced to partners and they will have the chance to give their comments about it
  • to incorporate the partners´ comments and preparing for test phase of the methodical materials at the partners schools


I - S.K.Y.P.E

Interactive Science for Kids and Youngsters in Primary Education