Content and Language Integrated Learning
Educational systems from all around the world have a permanent interest to make a fulfilling and tangible learning. A successful way to do that is the integrated curriculum that fuses different subjects, experiences and real life knowledge together. CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is emerging across Europe and in several countries CLIL has been incorporated into the national curricula from primary schools to universities. E.g, Mathematics is a problem for most of the students, so we have to make it more attractive, more meaningful for the children. Human learning takes place in a wide variety of situations and almost surely employs many different processes.
A considerable attention is the way in which people can learn from procedures by examining worked-out examples and by solving problems – learning from examples and learning by doing-that is learning by solving problems. CLIL aims at the development of an integrated educational approach that put together math, language and entrepreneurial competencies into a CLIL course that engaging students in learning by doing which comprises acting, observing and reflecting on the data collected, while exposing them to the target language. The project moves a step further the development of the curriculum in secondary and high schools by exploiting integrated curriculum that put together math, language and entrepreneurship learning adapted for different category of students: students with low school performances, gifted students and regular students, or different school levels: secondary school or high school students. For example, Mathematics is a problem for most of the students, so we have to make it more attractive, more meaningful for the children. Human learning takes place in a wide variety of situations and almost surely employs many different processes.
A considerable attention is the way in which people can learn from procedures by examining worked-out examples and by solving problems – learning from examples and learning by doing-that is learning by solving problems. The project partnership represents different stages in the application of CLIL. The project promoted inclusion, diversity, equality, genre balance and non discrimination in one strategic European partnership made of 6 organizations.
The partnership is made of 4 schools, 2 NGO-uri that, all together, bring their experience in working with social disadvantaged students (RO and UK), migrants (IT and UK), over gifted students (TK), NGOs with expertise in the development of European projects and dissemination to local/regional/national authorities and dissemination to local /regional/national/European, international authorities, (GR), NGO with a great cultural experience and experience in working with disadvantaged groups, partnerships with local authorities (IT).
The partnership will support the development of each institution as a entity and as a whole, the existing human resources in each of the institution-students, teachers, staff, adults, parents,etc.
During the school events and other exchanges of good practices, members of each organization will improve:
A) Key competencies: communication in foreign languages, digital competencies and for using ICT , competencies of interpersonal relationship and civic competencies; initiative and entrepreneurship; cultural sensitivity and artistic expression;
B) transversal competencies: critical thinking, responsibility, the development of European cooperation
II. for school staff:
A) professional competencies: to lead and monitor the learning process, to use digital technologies, to understand, counsel and to differentiate students in learning process
B) transversal competencies: institutional development of school and of partnership school-community, linguistice, communication, the development of European cooperation.
III. for staff from NGO
A) professional competencies: linguistics, digital competencies, team work
B) transversal competencies: institutional development , communication, linguistics, the development of European cooperation. Through the exchange of good practices the project intent to increase the gap between different disadvantaged groups/ with special needs from the partnership, in European multicultural context