3. Support to learners

3.6. Extended and extra-curricular learning

Extra-curricular and out-of-school educational activities may either have a strong academic component or a more informal learning and development approach. These activities, when compatible and coherent with educational aims, may provide additional opportunities for young people to 'shine' and can increase motivation and a sense of belonging with the school that they might not otherwise have. Extra-curricular and out-of-school educational activities should be designed to complement curriculum delivery and to maximise learner participation and social inclusion. They may be developed in cooperation with parents, local organisations, services and NGOs and with the involvement of volunteers from the community.

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INCLUD-ED Family Education

Family Education is one of the Successful Educational Actions (SEAs) identified in the research project INCLUD-ED. It supports the promotion of cultural and educational interactions between students and social agents, and more particularly with family members and enhance students' achievement.

Areas: 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 3.6. Extended and extra-curricular learning; 4.4. Family learning; 5.4. Partnerships: Community organisations and civic society

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: Developing children's social competences at the Salduves Progymnasium

This intervention is an educational approach aiming at holistic pupils’ development, aimed at nurturing both cognitive and non-cognitive competences, and bring education closer to the real life context, creating space for children with different capabilities to discover themselves and experience success. The intervention has been developed in Salduves pro-gymnasium (primary and lower-secondary school) in Šiauliai, Lithuania and has been gradually implemented and embedded into school culture starting from 2008, when the new school leader came to school.

The intervention includes (among others):

  • Individual Achievement Tracking (AIT) system, aimed at helping every pupil identify learning difficulties at an early stage and improve their academic, but also social, development, through constant mentoring and multi-level monitoring;
  • Social competence development system, focusing on engagement of students into social activities and continuous self-reflection and assessment of the results of these activities for pupils’ and for the community around them;
  • Educational projects with social partners, the goal of which is to nurture pupils’ non-cognitive competences through learning in alternative environments (e.g., galleries, university labs, etc.).

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 3.3. Career guidance and support; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.5. Learning and assessment; 3.6. Extended and extra-curricular learning

Language: EN

Country: Lithuania