For some teachers and students across Europe this school year has been slightly different. Traditional didactic lessons were replaced by non-formal educational activities and the Reciprocal Maieutic Approach (RMA) of Danilo Dolci. Trained teachers from Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Austria and Turkey, supported by non-formal experts, have engaged their students in collaborative learning activities with the aim to address challenges in school education. Thanks to CARMA project!
At the end of April 2017, CARMA partners, CESIE (Italy), University of Murcia (Spain), Pistes-Solidaires (France), Asist Ogretim Kurumlari A.S. – DOGA (Turkey), University College Leuven – UC Leuven (Belgium), INOVA+ (Portugal) and Verein Multikulturell (Austria) met in Pau, France for the 3rd partnership meeting to reflect on the progress of the project and to share experiences of the teachers involved in the piloting phase across the 7 countries. Teachers are enthusiastic about the new approaches they have learnt and are testing with their students in the classroom. The impact on their students’ learning progress is already visible!
The great work that has been done in Palermo has been shared by teacher Barbara Pellegrino. Barbara is implementing collaborative learning sessions with her students at the school Institute Duca Abruzzi Libero Grassi. In the article “Caffé Macchiato”, that was published in the school’s journal “LiberaLaMentepress” , Barbara shares her insights and reflections on the potential of non-formal educational methods to transform classroom practices and motivate her students.
Enjoy reading it!
The CARMA project is co-funded by Erasmus+ KA3: Support for policy reform, Prospective Initiatives Forward-Looking Cooperation Project and addresses the promotion of “innovative, collaborative teaching and learning” within school education.
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