Frei day

FREI DAY is (…)

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:  11-12

Target group: Whole school approach

Main subjects involved: Cross-Curricular, Social Skills, Science and technology, Arts, Physical education, computer science

ICT involvement:  yes

Description of the practice: FREI DAY is a learning format in which life asks all the questions. Students explore questions of their own choosing for the future. They develop innovative and concrete solutions and implement their projects directly in the neighbourhood and community. FREI DAY is a learning format that enables students to tackle the challenges of our time themselves and to meet them with courage, responsibility and creativity. On FREI DAY, children and young people learn how to change the world.

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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