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Student commitment (…)

Here is another example of an engaging practice that, from a professional experience, fosters students’ SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. By school engagement we mean students’ observable participation in school activities, sense of belonging to classmates and teachers, and valuing success in school-related goals.

It is implemented by: Teachers

It is directed at students aged:  15-16, >16

Target group: Whole school approach

Main subjects involved: Cross-Curricular, Social Skills, Science and technology, Arts, Physical education -> Training for work and independent living

ICT involvement:  no

Description of the practice: Student commitment to the task: Large task entities are reduced to smaller parts. The student is clearly told what is expected of him, what the goal of the assignment is and when the assignment ends. At the end of the instructions, it is confirmed by asking whether the student can proceed with these instructions.

Accessible to any student: yes

Meaningful participation for every student: yes

Why?: The student’s personal goal is achievable

Support to the practice: yes

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