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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 vocational training in sports
It is directed at students aged: 12-16
Target group: Whole school approach
Main subjects involved: Physical Education
ICT involvement: no
Description of the practice: During the last week of the course, students practice all the sports trained during the course. There are mini-competitions and also a match against the teachers.
Accessible to any student: no, The student with the most misbehavior can be excluded as punishment.
Meaningful participation for every student: yes
Why? Every student takes part at all kind of sports and everyone have to learn how to play, the rules, teamwork, etc.
Support to the practice: yes, All kind of teachers get involved in it and they help students to develope the match/activity
Does this practice promote students observable participation in school related activities? Yes, If they take part in the sport/match
Does the practice promote students sense of belonging to classmates, teachers and school? Yes, Building a team to play a certain sport against other students promote this sense of belonging.
Does the practice promote students giving value to success in school-related goals? Just in specific areas, physical education and transversal skills