This module focuses on how to unveil the interests and aptitudes of students, in order to plan and implement personalized educational paths and guidance services to valorise these talents through curricular and extracurricular activities and motivate the students to stay at school.
Capitalise on pupils interests and skills
The module focuses on how to unveil the interests and aptitudes of students, in order to plan and implement personalized educational paths and guidance services to valorize these talents through curricular and extracurricular activities and motivate the students to stay at school. The first chapter defines interests, aptitudes and key competences as well as school autonomy and learning styles and highlights the role they have in students’ performance. The second chapter enables teachers to recognise students’ interests and skills by providing them with tools including useful information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests which can be associated with occupations/jobs. These tools are invaluable instruments enabling teachers to better understand students’ individual attitudes, interests and potential skills and to valorise them in their learning process as a means of overcoming pupils’ demotivation. The chapter also highlights the important of parent involvement in children’s development and success at school and in life. The third chapter focuses on teaching methods used to capitalize on students’ interests and skills. The materials also offer examples of curricular and extracurricular activities, which are best means to stimulate students’ interests and skills by helping students discover that the lessons they learned inside or outside the classroom can be related to future challenges in the workplace. The fourth chapter highly recommends that we create a culture of continued learning, which should be implemented in schools and where people see their learning journeys as a lifelong, expansive and evolving experience. The last chapter focuses on success stories, experiences and practices, which teachers can use with their students in classes. Such powerful examples are effective ways to improve learning and experience as students learn better from examples than from the logical development of a theory. They provide students with valuable lessons of life and examples to folow.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: School intervention
Chapter 3: Teaching methods to capitalize on students’ interests and skills
Chapter 4: Working staff in the school
Chapter 5: Collection of best practices, experiences, success stories
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Posted by Christine CLOES - Belgique
The strength of this module is to gather (and remind) important theoretical principles (as learning styles, multiple intelligences…) and practical advice to cultivate the students’ talents and interests,for example planning extracurricular activities, developing entrepreneurial experiences at school, etc.
Posted by M.J. Romero - Spain
Interesting collection of online sources. Very complete and with different approaches.
Posted by Liliana Cannone - Italy
The most interesting and functional section for the type of students F.Datini IPS is the "SKILL & JOBS", to deepen the profile of the professionals and the levels of skills within the school.
Furthermore, the analysis of the job profiles of the different countries involved in the project highlights the actual demand in the labor market. It would be useful to have in the Italian language test to use them in school with our students. The clearly structured site, has a dress simple and straightforward graphics, and is quite simple to find the inserted content
Posted by Rouquette-Salerno Laetitia - France
The modules are really interesting and relevant
Posted by Cristina Farzi - Romania
The module focuses on how to unveil the interests and aptitudes of students in order to plan and implement personalized educational paths and guidance services which successfully valorise students’ talents. As balancing theory and practice is one of the principles of this tool the second module starts from theoretical considerations on interests, aptitudes and key competences as well as school autonomy and learning styles, which are practically supported by useful hands-on curricular and extracurricular activities, teaching methods used to capitalize on students’ interests and skills and an impressive collection of best practices, experiences, success stories as well as tips on how to use them in class. The chapter also highlights the important of parent involvement in children’s development and success at school and in life.
Posted by Elza Gheorghiu - Romania
The modules provide teachers and counsellors with invaluable online materials which can help them with:
- a conceptual and theoretical framework
- tools/ techniques to use
- activities to carry out
- examples of best practice
- case studies