2. Teachers

2.1. Teacher skills and competences

The role of the teacher is broadening and becoming more demanding. Teachers are expected to use a wide variety of methods, tools and approaches and to tailor them to the learners' needs. They also need to have competences and skills necessary to create a positive classroom environment and work collaboratively with other stakeholders within and outside the school in order to provide timely support to learners.

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Action Antibullying (AAB)

The project partners designed and implemented a new anti-bullying programme in schools in five EU countries. It drew on the experiences of existing programmes and practices originated by the project partners working in different cultural contexts.  It provided further evidence of effective approaches to the reduction of bullying in schools that will inform the development of improved child centred, whole school strategies for adoption at European level.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 1.3. School management; 1.4. Cooperation within education systems; 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 2.2. Teachers and their relationships with pupils and parents; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties; 5.4. Partnerships: Community organisations and civic society

Language: EN

Country: Italy; Romania; Slovenia; Spain; United Kingdom

INCLUD-ED Interactive Groups

Interactive Groups is one of the Successful Educational Actions (SEAs) identified in the research project INCLUD-ED. INCLUD-ED analysed educational strategies that contribute to overcoming inequalities and promote social cohesion, and those generating social exclusion, particularly focusing on vulnerable and marginalised groups. Interactive Groups are used to improve the education of children and youth in different contexts. They consist of grouping students in a class into small heterogeneous groups, each of them supported by an adult. Each of these groups is organised around four or five students, in a heterogeneous way regarding ability level, gender, culture, language and ethnicity. This example provides an understanding of IG and the results of their practice.

Areas: 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement

Subareas: 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 3.5. Learning and assessment; 3.9. Targeted support: Migrants, Roma; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties; 4.3. Spaces for parents and involvement in educational activities

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Albania; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Netherlands; North Macedonia; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom

School innovation in Europe: making students more engaged into learning processes through reorganised learning spaces, timetables and educational activities in the Comprehensive School Giovanni XXIII of Acireale

Since 2011, when a new school leader was appointed, the school has focused on the following goals: to promote active participation of students; foster inclusion; nurture autonomy and a sense of responsibility. To reach these goals, the school adopted interactive approaches reorganising learning spaces and educational activities.
Key interventions encompass:
• Outdoor schooling (nursery school). The aim is to stimulate sensory experiences by encouraging direct contact with nature.
• Bag-less learning (primary school). Students only wear a light purse to hold their personal belongings and a notebook for homework tasks while school is furnished functionally with advanced learning tools.
• Workshop rooms and flipped classrooms (secondary school). Teachers personalise their working space based on their functional teaching needs in terms of furniture arrangement, tools, books etc. In flipped classroom, time and self-study activities are reversed where students prepare for a class by watching a pre-recorded lecture or then lead the discussion.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 1.2. School planning and monitoring; 1.3. School management; 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 4.1. Communication and information; 4.2. Parents' involvement in school governance

Language: EN

Country: Italy

The CARMA Toolkit: A step-by-step guide for implementing collaborative learning to increase student motivation and participation

The CARMA Toolkit fosters collaborative learning approaches in schools, based on non-formal learning (NFL) techniques, for learners who have been identified as being at risk of early school leaving and/or low achievement. The Toolkit provides practical resources for classroom practices and to transform school cultures to improve student motivation and participation. Involvement of the wider community in supporting collaborative learning is also encouraged. A Competence Assessment Model supports teachers to assess learners’ collaborative skills. A teacher’s diary to track implementation and learner progress accompanies the Toolkit.. The Toolkit is available in full and short versions in 8 languages English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch and Turkish.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 1.3. School management; 1.4. Cooperation within education systems; 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 2.2. Teachers and their relationships with pupils and parents; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.5. Learning and assessment; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties

Language: EN

Country: Austria; Belgium; France; Italy; Portugal; Spain; Turkey

Wellbeing and Inclusion for New Educational Resources (WINER)

The Erasmus+ project Wellbeing and Inclusion for New Educational Resources (WINER) (2014-2016) was financed by the European Commission through KA2/Strategic Partnerships for School Education. It was carried out in the Vaslui region of Romania and in the Umbria region of Italy. In Romania there are a large number of children whose parents leave them in Romania in order to work in Italy, as well as a large number of children who have returned with their families due to the Italian economic crisis. The general objective of this project was to facilitate the inclusion of those Romanian children left at home and those who have returned, by developing a well-being-based school and community approach, applied both in Romania and Italy (respectively, the Vaslui and Umbria regions).

Areas: 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 2.2. Teachers and their relationships with pupils and parents; 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.5. Learning and assessment; 5.1. Multidisciplinary teams

Language: EN

Country: Italy; Romania