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Lifelong Learning Project - School Inclusion - Preventing Early School Leaving

Course on Prevention of School Early Leaving

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Teaching methods
by C.I.P.A.T.

All partners agree that "the main need is specific training for teachers to give them practical strategies to resolve the problem at an early stage e.g. the development of interactive teaching methods" (Transnational Report, Ch. 9).
Actions to recover students at risk are proven successful when strictly connected with their practical experiences which makes them protagonists of their learning processes. Hence the central idea of choosing that kind of actions as the basis for planning prevention activities. In this regard the most functional teaching method appears to be active learning as it allows

  • to value those learning styles which are typical of students at risk giving a sound base for motivation,
  • to promote knowledge through experience and reflection on experience (metacognition),
  • to develop a gradually more formalized knowledge through induction,
  • to practice the skills acquired in the field.

According to this logic, some collaborative teaching strategies seem to be particularly fruitful - cooperative learning (Ch. 2), peer education (Ch. 3) and the creative use of those learning technologies (Ch. 4) which are configured as learning environments where students can perform experiments with new ways and put themselves to test.
The methods are meant to integrate and none of them exclude other solutions.

Chapter 1: Active Learning and Teaching

Chapter 2: Cooperative Learning

Chapter 3: Peer Education

Chapter 4: Educational Technologies

Chapter 5: Additional Resources

Zone d'identification

4 mars 2013

Lancement du Module 5 “Soutien externe et coopération”

Au cours du mois de mars 2013, les partenaires forment les enseignants impliqués dans le projet au Module 5 "Soutien externe et coopération". Le module examine les ressources et soutiens externes pour les enseignants et élèves pour les aider à prévenir le décrochage scolaire.

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