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European Innovative Teaching Award

APPEL : Learning to grow by protecting environment and humans

School: EPLEFPA Les Sillons de Haute Alsace

APPEL - France

Topic(s) addressed

  • New production techniques- new teaching methods to produce differently, sustainably and locally

  • Citizenship education 

  • Preventing dropping out of the students with fewer opportunities

Target groups

  • 60 level IV learners (including 12 young people with fewer opportunities)

  • 30 teachers 

  • 4 schools


  • Multidisciplinary approach

  • "Learning per doing" to make the learners autonomous

  • Creating tutorial materials, e.g. apps, games, videos

  • Using role-plays in citizen education to illustrate the migration issues

  • Discovering the history and daily life of certain learners


  • Cooperation between the teachers and the farm supervisor was established.

  • Extensive application of field work:

  • The no-till farming with mulching and the use of green manure 

  • Various departments of the schools embarked on a K2 in agroforestry.

  • New agro ecological modules are designed in which the irrigation system is set by NVQ students with Oyas (microporous clay jars).

  • The no-till farming with an excellent harvest was jointly undertaken by learners and teachers.

  • Teachers exchange their Kahoot interactive MCQs.


  • The teachers helped learners become players. Together, they developed and produced tutorial materials.

  • The teachers supported the learners in applying no-till farming to obtain an excellent harvest.


  • Boosting self-esteem, confidence and motivation of all the learners.

  • In the long term, openness and adaptation to change were strengthened.

  • The contributions of various departments resulted in promoting innovation for the other partners.

  • The project reinforced our European identity through exposure to cultural diversity.

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EPLEFPA Les Sillons de Haute Alsace


Etablissement Public National d'Enseignement et de Formation Professionnelle Agricole, Coconi


Edith Stein Schule, Freiburg


LFS, Langenlois