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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
It is directed at students aged: 12-14
Target group: Class-centred
Main subjects involved: Maths, Science and Technology, Social Science, Languages and social competences involved
ICT involvement: yes
Description of the practice: It is a project that lasts a term (3 months) and students receive an order, a mission from a Government authority to spread the message of eating healthy food among teenagers and the population of their city in general. They start with a challenge, they get different subjects input during the process and they have to do different tasks and at the end they present a healthy food campaign to a specific target of their choice.
Accessible to any student: yes
Meaningful participation for every student: yes
Why? Because lessons are varied and there are different kinds of activities and also each student plays a role in the group.
Support to the practice: no
Does this practice promote students observable participation in school related activities? They are engaged and love to continue with this methodology and projects next term.
Does the practice promote students sense of belonging to classmates, teachers and school? They make a campaign as students from this school and go to other schools, city public places, etc.
Does the practice promote students giving value to success in school-related goals? Because they also need to do activities related to the subjects involved and get a mark on the subject, they are also assessed during the learning process by the teachers and classmates.
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