Oranim College is part of several Erasmus+ projects. Erasmus+ is the European Union's program to support education, training, youth, and sports in Europe and in partnering countries. The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to two strategic processes of the European Union by 2020: Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity, and inclusion; and Education and Training 2020 (ET 2020), the EU's strategic framework for education and training.
For more information about Erasmus+, see the Erasmus+ website.
ERASMUS + Capacity Building
Oranim College is participating in the following Erasmus+ capacity building projects:
1) TeachEx: Teaching Excellence in Israel
Higher education institutions in Israel and Europe joined together to develop TEACHEX, a project to promote teaching excellence in higher education institutions in Israel, and, as a result, improve student learning in these institutions. The aim of the project is to establish new or improve existing centers for teacher training in higher education institutions (Centers for Teaching Excellence - CTEs). These centers will provide ongoing professional development for academic faculty. The project will also develop courses and professional development programs for innovative and inclusive teaching.
See brochure of TeachEx Project
To learn more about TeachEx, see the TeachEx website.
2) SILICE: Social Innovation for Local Indian and Israeli Communities and Graduate Entrepreneurs
This project is a partnership between institutions of higher education in Israel, Europe, and India. The aim of the project is to promote a culture of innovation and social entrepreneurship in business, with the support of our European partners. The project will establish Centers for Social Innovation that will give students and workers tools for initiating, planning, and implementing innovative and creative social business projects.
3) ARTIST: Action Research to Innovate Science Teaching and Career Orientation
Higher education institutions in Israel and Europe developed a partnership in order to improve science teaching through promoting action research facilitated by science teachers in their classrooms. The project aims to create sustainable change through research, reflection, and improvement of teaching. Each project has a designated teacher/coordinator, participant, and advisor. Science teachers assess, research, and implement changes in teaching practice, under the supervision of researchers in the field of teaching science. Reflection on these changes will lead to deeper and broader change.
Oranim College has developed partnerships with several European institutions of higher education for student and faculty exchanges in the framework of Erasmus+ Mobility. These exchanges aim to promote cooperation and improve higher education. In 2017/2018, Oranim partners with the following institutions as a part of Erasmus+ mobility:
• University College of Teacher Education (KPH) Vienna/Krems, Austria
• University College of Teacher Education, Vorarlberg (PHV), Austria
• University of Pecs, Hungary
• University of Tartu, Estonia