Partner organizations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania and Turkey have realized in their daily work with teachers and students at secondary schools that the need for improving existing approaches to teaching key competences is evident. In addition, the preliminary analysis showed that in time of financial crisis, schools are not willing to spend funds on "one-time" extracurricular trainings in soft competences, but are in favor of more school based and long-term approach.
Stepping on their previous experience in developing soft competences training methodologies for young people at school, the partners decided to propose a new teaching methodology for secondary schools, which can be summarized as teaching transversal competences at school to improve overall students' acquisition of learning content. The methodology will be applicable to teaching process in all general school subjects and will be available in 5 languages, including English.
The project will provide a new high effective innovative model of teaching that will develop students` soft skills and make the subjects classes more interesting and attractive for children. This approach will stimulate their creativity and motivation. We expect this to positively influence their pro-activity and results. In addition, it will develop competences (professional and social), motivation and self-confidence of teachers.
The expected impact:
- for the pupils - more attractive classes, more understandable content, better performance, greater motivation to learn, smooth transition to the labour market or further education;
- for the teachers - better qualification, better motivation and confidence in facing rising learning needs of their students;
- for the secondary school in general - more efficient learning process, optimization of extracurricular training costs, more effective communication and cooperation between parties.
The teaching methodology offered by the CL@SS project is innovative both in terms of content and format. The methodology is based on a study of training needs among employers, students and teachers and steps onto six themes: Effective communication, Cooperation, Problem solving, Entrepreneurship, Finding and managing of information and Lifelong learning.
Duration of the project: 1.11.2015 - 31.10.2017 (24 months)
Reference number: 2015-1-BG01-KA201-0014255