Early School Leaving

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Erasmus+ Course Objectives
For a young person, leaving school early can bring real risks and socio-economic disadvantages for his/her future. Our Early School Leaving (ESL) course aims to provide opportunity for discussions and ideas for prevention and strategies to deal with it at a classroom level. You will get a hands-on experience with how to identify students at risk and how to motivate them with innovative teaching methodologies that better respond to diverse needs of young learners today. You will get benefit of ESL course with Finnish education perspective.

The course is based on “learning by doing” training through various collaborative and reflective activities. The content and fundamental information will be introduced through thematic modules by several tutors. You will share your experiences and ideas on ESL within an international group setting and learn to build an effective, collaborative learning environment for any subject or level. You will have chance to get idea about Finnish Education System and application of ESL in Finnish Education Model.

5 Days Course Modules
The courses are everyday from 08.30 to 16.30. Lunch break is between 12.30 till 13.30


Module 01 – Finnish Education System
Module 02 – Entering ESL

Module 03 – Practices, approaches and school strategies across Europe
Module 04 – Identification and coping with students at risk

Module 05 – Communication strategies for conflict prevention
Module 06 – Innovative teaching methods: Task Based Learning, Peer Education, Creative Thinking
Module 07 – Collaborative teaching methods: Cross Curricular Projects, Project Based Learning, Active and Cooperative teaching

Module 08 – Student assessment
Module 09 – Mindfulness, emotional and social learning
Module 10 – Multiculturalism and learners from different socioeconomic background

Module 11 – Effective use of ICT
Module 12 – Project workshop, assessment, evaluation, survey

6 Days Course Modules
This course is also available for 6 days. If you chose 6 days course, top of the above 5 days module please add below 6th day.


Module 13 – ESL in Finnish Education Model
Module 14 – Workshop
Module 15 – Team building, case studies

Learning outcomes
Gain techniques for working with heterogeneous classrooms and communities, deal with increased diversity of learners, support inclusion of various minorities into mainstream education.
Learn to motivate, guide and effectively assess students at risk of ESL, reduce low achievement in basic competences, promote peer exchange and active participation within educational environment
and society.
Generate ready‐to‐use materials and examples of good practice to support school or organisational development in the field of ESL through work-based or project based innovative pedagogies.
Promote universal access to education with regards to non-discriminatory, democratic values, support open learning environment and develop digital literacy by using ICT effectively.
Gain broader understanding of strategies and systems dealing with ESL in different countries, cultivate mutual respect, intercultural awareness and embed common educational and training values.
Support continual professional development, revise and develop key competences, build confidence in promoting active pedagogies that are responsive to social and cultural diversity and needs.
Meet colleagues of different nationalities within the EU, engage in cross-cultural learning experience, exchange the ideas and build a network for future international cooperation.
Gain ide of ESL in Finnish Education Model
Enrich communication skills, improve foreign language competencies, broaden professional vocabulary and promote EU’s broad linguistic diversity

Course Information
This course will include theory of topic, case studies, discussions, team work, team games, visiting related schools-organisations and having Q&A sections with the people who are having daily practise. If you are a large group of people we can shape the course on your wished date. If you need a course on a different topic we can organise a customized course for you, just choose a date and a topic. This course is also available for 5 days or 6 days.

Course organiser
Helsinki Training Center Hanne Koveshnikov
Helsinki, Finland

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Upcoming sessions

06.09.2021 > 11.09.2021 (ID: 191919)
11.10.2021 > 16.10.2021 (ID: 191918)
15.11.2021 > 20.11.2021 (ID: 191920)

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