«We are all citizens of one world.»
The Comenius Programme is named after Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670), often considered the father of modern education. Comenius is aimed at schools, colleges and local authorities across Europe.
Comenius has two main objectives:
- to develop knowledge and understanding among young people and education staff of the diversity of European cultures and languages, and the value of this diversity.
- to help young people to acquire basic life skills and competences for their personal development, for future employment and for active European citizenship.
- Improves the quality of teaching and learning.
- Makes the curriculum more exciting and relevant.
- Provides a practical and lively context for learning.
- Motivates pupils, including those who are hard to engage.
- Builds life skills, which will help with future employment.
- Allows different classes and age groups to work together.
- Encourages children to learn foreign languages.
- Improves ICT skills