Evaluation of first results, adjusting, checking in
This meeting took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands upon invitation of the Learning for Well-being Foundation from 9 till 11 March 2020 with a total of 8 participants.
The main aim of the meeting was to concentrate on the collection itself. The practices already collected were discussed in detail, the balance of countries and primary/secondary education was mapped.
The collectors looked at the methodology, the time needed per interview, teachers’ profiles and the interview guide.
The Mobility Tool+ was presented to all participants, as this was the first possibility to do this in person as the Tool itself had been opened after TPM2.
The tasks needed for the interim report were discussed. We looked at the project website and found it perfect for the project.
The ethics of the collection was also discussed. It is important that the teachers feel appreciated, and that there is consent from them and the schools for publishing their practices. More details of the collection and the publication were discussed in depth.
We all enjoyed the good atmosphere, the layered activity and felt that the three organisations and the people working on the project are becoming closer.
The meeting was somewhat overshadowed by the news of the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. In the Netherlands there were quite a lot of cases by the time of the meeting, but there were no restrictions as yet. But we all felt the threat of it and discussed whether this would affect the project.
Within two days after the meeting the closing of schools and universities was announced Europe wide.