Improve your school by working on educational quality


In a fast changing world, society relies on the important role of education and schools. And indeed there are a lot of exciting challenges on the horizon such as: developing basic skills, literacy and key competences, foster employability, socio-educational and personal development, enhance the participation in civic and social life; develop thinking skills, language skills, creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset.

A lot of Ministries of Education, education authorities, schools or educational organisations invest heavily in the continuous development of their quality. They want to strengthen the profiles of the teaching professions, including in particular teachers, school leaders and teacher educators, for example by enhancing teachers’ education and professional development and linking its different phases; facilitating teacher mobility; supporting teachers in developing innovative teaching and assessment methods; strengthening leadership in education, including distributed leadership and teacher leadership.

But how do we cope with this all? The course wants to contribute to the empowerment of schools, training centres and adult education institutions as learning organisations.

The course provides knowledge, methodology, insights and skills needed to achieve this goal.

The course tries to reveal the importance of involving the school staff and school team in the implementation of the schools’ educational quality. This approach is quite unique as those aspects are intertwined and interdependent. Without the full participation of all members of the school team, no educational quality can be achieved.

At the same time, it focuses on internal strategies to make the quality management plan operational. 

The course is organized in the conference room of the local partner and the participants stay in  a delightful 4 star hotel, both  located at the South Bank of the river Tejo in Lisbon. (12 km from Lisbon airport).
There is a very easy access from the airport. Public transport and taxis provide fast connection from and to Lisbon centre. More information:

During the course sessions we have a look at different aspects of quality:

  • How to define quality in education;
  • The approach towards educational quality;
  • The role of the school team and the ‘Human Factor’ in school’ quality development.
Evaluation strategy:


Teaching/Learning approach:

During the course, next methods will be applied: lectures, work sessions, peer exchange, self-reflection, study visits, portfolio work, role play, editing on own action plan, presentations…

Where appropriated a webinar, videoconferencing or (a part of) a MOOC can be included. At the end of the course, a network of participants can be established in order to keep on exchanging experiences, examples of good practice and support the continuous development of competences.


Target Group(s) :
  • School education and adult education: teachers and school educators, middle management, school management, members of the school board, school governors, school advisors, inspectors, all school or education related people
Assessment Methods:

Feedback of trainer(s) on personal work and portfolio of the participant, feedback of trainer(s) and group on presentations made by the participant, assessment of final work (such as: own action plan, produced master piece and prepared dissemination)


Subject: school management, Evaluation, quality control
Competence Oriented Approach:


Blended Learning Modalities:

We provide an electronic learning platform where all course material is assembled. Course participants can have a skype contact with the trainer before and after the course.


European Dimension Guaranteed:

The course is the result of a previous international project or collaboration. In Portugal we have a partnership with a local in-service training organization, AlmadaForma, PIC 945946911. The team of trainers is multinational. We have an active policy to include as many different nationalities as possible. The courses are specifically organized in Lisbon in order to be able to include study visits and locally present expertise.


Date/s of the Course:
  • from 2019-05-27 to 2019-05-31
  • from 2020-05-11 to 2020-05-15
Course Website:
Name of the organising institute: Eekhout Academy
Where to apply:

Eekhout Academy Website: E-mail:

Contact persons:
  • Charlotte Depoorter
EQF level: 6
ECTS/ECVET Points: 3
Participation Costs 650
Course Venue Address: Lisbon