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Information about SLAMIT course 2007:

Ennis, County of Clare, Ireland
Monday 5th November – Saturday 10th November

The two previous Minerva projects, SLAM and the GrandSLAM,
together demonstrated that the school library, as a multimedia
and learning discovery centres, staffed with media specialists, ICT teachers and specialist teacher school librarians, could become an essential focus within curriculum planning and a central beacon promoting new learning styles and new processes within the institutions.

Objectives (Course Objectives pdf)
The SLAMIT courses will disseminate and spread the experiences of SLAM and GrandSLAM, together with that of recognised centres of excellence across Europe, using tools and learning materials from the projects through workshops, practical work, lectures and group works, presentation and debate, concentrated and in-depth introduction to management of school libraries and the use of information literacy and multi media systems. The course intends to contribute to escalating and accelerating the establishment and development of learning centres in the primary and secondary schools. The learning centres are important catalysts for promoting the introduction of new learning styles and methods and for the use of ICT in schools.

Key element

  • To inform participants about new learning styles and methods – e.g. student directed learning, multiple intelligences, learning styles, learning strategies, e-learning.
  • To demonstrate through evidence of best practice how to integrate information literacy within daily education practice.
  • To advocate the development of school libraries throughout European countries.
  • To encourage the integration of school library programmes into the instructional and curriculum development of the school.
  • To promote the professional and continuing education of school library personnel.
  • To foster a sense of community among school librarians in all parts of Europe.
  • To promote the publication and dissemination of information about the SLAM and GrandSLAM projects and European collaboration.
  • To share information about programmes and materials for children and youth.

Target groups
The proposed course is purposely targeted at headmasters, teachers and teacher/school librarians, librarians, media specialists and ICT teachers.

Tavel information
The course will take place at Clare Educational Centre, Ennis. The course will start Monday afternoon the 5th of November at Temple Gate Hotel. You will be accommodated at Temple Gate Hotel in single rooms. Bus transportation from Shannon airport to Temple Gate Hotel in Ennis will be organized on Monday at a specific time based on the arrival time for the majority of participants. The exact time and meeting points will be published on the web and by e-mail two weeks before the course event.

Please indicate your arrival/departure time in the form and send it to Per Fagerland

Cultural events
The conference will offers cultural events based in the Irish culture.

Course Fee / Accommodation and Subsistence
Total: € 1050
Course fee: € 450
Includes course materials, cultural visits and bus transport
from/to Shannon airport at specific times.

Accommodation & Subsistence: € 600
Includes five days in single room at Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, all meals and a social & cultural evening.
Cancelation fee (after 15 October 2007): € 200

Payment Details
Bank account details of course organiser
Bank : Den Norske Bank
Adress : Hovedgt. 35
N-4250 Kopervik

Account holder : Karmøy kommune, Økonomiavd
Address : Rådhuset
N-4250 Kopervik
IBAN code : NO17 5337 0447 140
Account number : 5337.04.47140
Please write
on transfer : SLAMIT EU221

Instructions for payments
To be paid before 5 October 2007 or by agreement with course organiser.

How to get funded
Application for in-service training (Comenius 2.2)
Normally applications have to be submitted two months prior to the seminar.
For more details contact your national Comenius agency

Comenius Course Database
You are able to find all information about the SLAMIT course at the Socrates Comenius Course Database.
That also includes bank- and payment details.
Link to Socrates Comenius Course Database 2006 - 2007

Search Course no.: NO-2007-035-001

Contact persons:
Per Fagerland
Pedagogisk Psykologisk Senter, Karmøy, NO
Telephone: +47 52811445 Mobile: +47 97663629

Gert Larsen
Pædagogisk Center, Albertslund, DK
Telephone: +45 43660140 Mobile: +45 20129048