Published 6 October 2022

The Erasmus project Modern Learning visited SSHL

SSHL, together with six other schools in Europe, have received a grant through Erasmus and programs administered through the EU.

The project, called ‘Modern Learning’, runs for two years and has the theme “Modern methods for teaching, learning and assessment in a digital age”.

The schools take turns hosting and arranging work meetings where the participants exchange knowledge and experiences. During the first week of September, SSHL received a nice visit from representatives from the schools in the Erasmus project Modern Learning.

The group, which consisted of 16 teachers from six different schools in Norway, Greece, Turkey and Romania, came to SSHL to conduct the Learning Teaching and Training activity (LTT) meeting. The theme for the week was English: Language and Communication. On the first evening, everyone gathered for a welcome dinner at Stora Brännbo, where the guests also stayed during the week.

Erasmus-projektet besöker en lektion med Rebecca Grönstedt, lärare på IB Career-related Programme

Participants from the Erasmus project visit a lesson with Rebecca Grönstedt, teacher and coordinator on IB Career-related Programme.

The participants had a large weekly program with, among other things, lesson visits, training in lesson planning and a lecture in creative pedagogy. The group also had time to make an appreciated tour of the city of Sigtuna and a visit to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm.

On Thursday, Sofia Ahlberg, professor at the English department at Uppsala University, came to meet the group and lecture on how to teach English Literature in times of crisis. Sofia began the lecture by creating a small snowball fight with crumpled sheets of paper where the participants wrote down tips for inspiring educational exercises.

Sofia Ahlberg, professor at the English department at Uppsala University, began the lecture by creating a small snowball fight with tips for inspiring educational exercises.

Lunch was taken in the school’s dining hall together with students and staff, and some Swedish coffee also made it into the program.

On the last day, the participants had to present their work, and in the evening enjoy a farewell dinner in the school’s dining hall.

Anna Johansson is a teacher at SSHL and a representative in the Erasmus project. How do you think the week has been? 

– I think the week flowed well. The participants got to experience SSHL and see how we work here. The lesson visits were very much appreciated. We had time to reflect on how the school’s work changed during distance learning in connection with the pandemic and how we are still learning a lot from what the new normal is like after the pandemic.

Sofia Ahlberg, professor Uppsala Universitet tillsammans med Anna Johansson, lärare på SSHL

Sofia Ahlberg, Uppsala University (left), together with Anna Johansson, SSHL. 

What has been most interesting during the week?

– The best part was seeing how many of our visiting teachers appreciated the way  teachers here at SSHL teach. How we communicate with our students in a respectful and constructive way and thereby give students confidence in how they should behave, here and now, and in the future.

When will you meet and what will you work on next time? 

– The next meeting will be in Gaziantep in Turkey at the end of November this year. The theme will then also be Language and Communication.

SSHL contributes to better preparedness for future pandemics