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The Comenius programme is a European Union educational project. It concerns school-level education, and is part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013. It aims "to help young people and educational staff better understand the range of European cultures, languages and values".
Its name derives from the 17th-century Czech educator John Amos Comenius.
The program is focussed on several areas:
- The basic problems of learning motivation, and skills in learning how to learn;
- The key skills of Language learning, greater literacy, science learning, learning to support entrepreneurship, and the development of creativity and innovation;
- Digital educational, both content and services;
- Improving school management, of teaching, and teacher education;
- Reducing socio-economic disadvantages and discouraging early school leaving;
- Increasing participation in sports;
- Educating groups of students with diverse abilities;
- Development of early and pre-primary learning.
The goal of the program is to have participation of more than three million students and teachers in international activities, thus improving mobility of students and teachers in the EU.
- Erasmus programme
- Grundtvig programme
- Leonardo da Vinci programme
- Transversal programme
- Jean Monnet programme
- "Comenius: Europe in the Classroom". European Commission: Education and Training. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
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