The plenary session on the last conference day was highlighted by some proven experts as practitioners and researchers on the podium: Márta Hunya, Bettina Zeidler, Conor Galvin and Pieter Hogenbirk. After a short introduction of themselves, the panel members commented the following voting session, in which the audience could vote for certain statements.
The first question related to citizenship and eTwinning, as social competence is regarded to be part of the 21st century skills: “To what extent does eTwinning help to include citizenship into my teaching?”
According to 39.3% of the audience, eTwinning helps to include citizenship into the curriculum for their whole school, and for 32% eTwinning is at least helpful to include citizenship for their own teaching. Thus nearly three quarters of the teachers appreciate eTwinning as a valuable support to educate future European citizens (see voting result 1).
The next main topic of the conference – whole school approach – was investigated in the following voting questions. For example, 48.4% of the participants agreed that in their school the school management drives and supports eTwinning. And – a very positive and amazing result – 45% of the participants stated that eTwinning activities are integrated in most of the official curriculum subjects (see voting result 2 below).
eTwinning indeed seems to be well integrated into school life. Almost two thirds (63.5%) of the audience voted that eTwinning activities are done during school time.