The school portal is designed to improve the use of ICT and bring the ICT world and its capabilities closer to the teaching staff and other actors in education. The portal gives teachers the opportunity to publish their papers and lectures. Besides, its purpose is to enable the exchange and acquisition of new knowledge, experiences and ideas, encourage teachers to use ICT and introduce them to new technologies. The school portal enables easy search and download of didactic software.
This portal publishes general news as well as those from the categories of child safety on the Internet, inclusive and preschool education, and there is a page with Microsoft and Open Source tools applicable in educational institutions, and the portal also contains sections - document center, forum and useful links.
The document center section contains didactic software for individual courses, general documents, manuals and regulations (laws and rulebooks).
The forum is intended for ICT coordinators, with the help of which, together with the help of many manuals, the maintenance of computer equipment, network and Internet in schools will be improved.
Useful links include links from the field of information technology, links related to courses, links from similar portals in the neighboring countries and other interesting information.
The page Child Safety on the Internet contains instructions, tips, TV shows and other materials intended for this topic, and are the result of work with children through various projects in schools.
On the Inclusive Education page you can find publications, best practices, ideas for solving dilemmas, challenges, etc. Similar information and materials can be found for preschool children on the Preschool Education page.
On the Free Tools page, there are many programs that can be used to work with students. In addition to the description of the purpose for which the programs can be used, there are also links to download them as well as installation instructions. The aim of this page is to promote an increased use of ICT in teaching through the use of various didactic software.
Teaching materials recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic are available on the website www.ucidoma.edu.me. The contents are sorted by level of education, grade and class module. Besides, there are contents related to the preparation of students for external testing, graduation and professional exam. In cooperation with the British Council, content on critical thinking development, problem solving and the use of micro:bit devices was recorded and published. Content regardign the field of security was also published on the portal.
The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports has created a web portal europasscrnagora.me in order to better acquaint the citizens of Montenegro with Europass documents (Europass CV, Europass language portfolio, Europass mobility, Europass diploma supplement, Europass certificate supplement).
Europass is a set of five documents intended for European citizens to present the acquired knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications in a clear, comparable and reliable way. Pursuant to the Law on National Professional Qualifications, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports has adopted a Rulebook on the content and form of Europass documents and the manner of their completion. Forms of Europass documents are an integral part of this Rulebook. In order to better acquaint the citizens of Montenegro with Europass documents (Europass CV, Europass language portfolio, Europass mobility, Europass diploma supplement, Europass certificate supplement), the Ministry of Education has created a web portal, www.europasscrnagora.me.
Europass documents facilitate mobility across Europe for the realization of lifelong learning. In this way, it contributes to the development of quality education and vocational training. At the same time, the Europass initiative facilitates mobility for professional development in various fields across Europe.
These documents are free of charge and designed in a standardized form to facilitate comparability and recognition of acquired knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications throughout Europe. They are intended for individuals, companies and all institutions that want to participate in mobility and lifelong learning projects in any way.
The set of these documents stemmed from the need to facilitate educational and job mobility across Europe and to overcome differences related to different geographical areas, cultural communities and education systems. Europass documents are considered a very important tool for achieving personal and professional goals and significantly contribute to the transparency of qualifications and competencies, and are especially useful for individuals interested in permanent or temporary work abroad, professional development or gaining new academic experience. Europass documents provide a multitude of benefits not only to jobseekers or those seeking additional education, but also to employers who, by using them, gain insight into the abilities of potential employees in a simple, clear and understandable way.
Thanks to these services, intended for all European citizens, people of various profiles get the opportunity to work and study throughout Europe. This allows movement from one country to another or within different sectors of the economy and education.
Europass documents provide a strong link between education, training and the economy, achieving continuous relevance and understanding of the required skills and qualifications.
The documents encourage student and work mobility and enable increased competitiveness in the European labor market. In addition, Europass is an open system that encourages the development of European education and training policies, increases youth employability and ensures the coherence and relevance of related European programs and activities in these areas.
Integration of key competences in the education system of Montenegro
The project "Integration of key competencies in the education system of Montenegro" is co-financed by the European Union and the Government of Montenegro through the IPA 2 Program of the EU and Montenegro for employment, education and social protection. It was a two-year project and was implemented from 31 August 2019 to 30 August 2021, with the aim to improve the quality of primary and secondary education, support initial education and continuing professional development of teachers, and to ensure quality at the level of primary, secondary and higher education.
The development of the Montenegrin Framework Program of Key Competences is a central activity of the first phase of the project. The framework identifies eight key competences for lifelong learning relevant to the Montenegrin education system, provides their definitions and outcomes that students should achieve in different levels of education. The framework is also the starting point for all other project activities, for further development of concepts and trainings, but at the same time it is a precondition for the structured integration of key competencies into all levels of the Montenegrin education system.
Through the project, based on the Framework, Indicators for monitoring the integration of key competencies in school learning were developed, which will serve supervisors and quality assurance advisors to monitor the development of key competencies and the Program for development and integration of key competencies in the Montenegrin education system, as a strategic document that defines the operation of all actors in the education system in a three-year period, as well as the Training Program for school principals and teachers, and training for 360 members of school teams, 900 primary school teachers and 960 STEM teachers. All of this will serve as a basis for the development of further quality assurance concepts for key competencies, and for new ways of external evaluation of education, including the development of combined exam questions, in order to focus on the acquisition of functional knowledge. In addition to significantly contributing to the fulfillment of project objectives, these and other project activities should represent a solid basis for self-sustainable development of key competencies in the education system of Montenegro, after the end of this project.
- Ministry of Education of Montenegro - Bureau for Education Services of Montenegro - Center for Vocational Education of Montenegro - Examination Center of Montenegro - University of Montenegro, especially: Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Philology and Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics of the University of Montenegro - Agency for control and quality assurance in higher education in Montenegro - Primary (166) and secondary (56) schools in Montenegro