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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 and youth workers together
It is directed at students aged: 12+
Target group: Whole school approach
Main subjects involved: Cross-curricular
ICT involvement: yes
Description of the practice: Locally, as part of a school-organized team-building session, all soon-to-be seventh-graders visit the Youth Services to find out about the activities and opportunities on offer. At the same time, the students have the possibility to link up with the Youth Service e-platforms. The school teachers are there to help with the grouping. They are also there to help students connect with the after school youth work.
Accessible to any student: yes
Meaningful participation for every student: yes
Support to the practice: yes
Does this practice promote students observable participation in school related activities? Yes. It is easier to function in a group, when students know each other.
Does the practice promote students sense of belonging to classmates, teachers and school? Yes. It is easier to function in a group, when students know each other.
Does the practice promote students giving value to success in school-related goals? Yes. Group work is made easier. Positive peer pressure also contributes to concentration on studies
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