Description of the course; Early school leaving is an issue relevant in all EU countries and has attracted attention of a lot of researchers as well as policy makers and educators. There is a real risk of long-term socio-economic disadvantage for an early school leaver. For many, leaving school early will lead to narrower employment opportunities and an increased likelihood of poverty and unemployment. Also teenagers who leave school early have an increased risk of early pregnancy, drug abuse, criminal activity and psychological problems. To prevent early school leaving schools need to develop a systemic approach that includes simultaneous activities on multiple levels: work with teachers and counselling service, work with parents and work with pupils.
The course is designed to recognize and raise awareness of behaviourally challenging children. During the course we will consider what is going on within them and how to handle and treat such emotionally vulnerable children.
- Improve trainees’ knowledge in the field of early school leaving, provide theoretical background, data, enable sharing of good practices and get hands on experience
- improve the teaching of special needs children
- provide practical ideas for classroom and school practices
- improve competences linked to the trainees’ professional profiles
- improve teachers’ confidence in developing appropriate tasks for their classes
Methodology: In the framework of Erasmus Plus Programme, we are going to develop our courses based in both formal and informal education methodologies. We’ll start with an introduction of the new methodology and also with a theoretical approach. In order to stimulate the active participation of participants we will use dynamic activities, like:
- Study cases;
- Discussions in the classroom with directors of private institutes;
- Technical visits;
Coursework will contain a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge. They will practice the necessary skills in order to be able to effectively use their own knowledge learned with their own students.