The topics addressed were:
Creativity - the impact of spaces and architecture on learning
Quality improvement methods
300 upper secondary school students aged 15 to 18 years old were involved in the project.
This project offered a new methodology to increase motivation for language learning:
It brought foreign languages to a patio where all students can express themselves freely, are not scared to make mistakes, help others in language learning and become curious about languages.
The patio was also the community’s creation, “de Babel”, where you can discover different cultures, mainly through artistic activities.
During the duration of the project, students used many different IT tools: eTwinning, Jamboard, Padlet, recording of a radio podcast
Each student took an active part in all activities and commented on productions made by others enhancing their sense of active citizenship and their involvement in the project
The creative use of spaces at school with the setting up of the patio as a new learning and communication space is really innovative.
There was a lot of collaboration with local organizations, artists and a refugee centre (to raise students’ awareness of the issue).
The impressive level of creativity and involvement from the teachers demonstrated by the number of activities and their diversity
Successful collaboration between teachers of different subjects (philosophy, French, history,…) and the students’ parents.
A direct impact on the students who felt confident in their ability to learn a language and express themselves.
The students became curious about languages and other cultures and broadened their perspectives thanks to the meetings with external actors.
They also developed many IT skills.
There has been efficient dissemination of the results at the school but also to a wider audience.
Finally, the impact was also noticed on the local community level with discussions at the centre for refugees and creation of games & activities for a retirement home among other things.
- Project category
- Secondary education
- Project year
IES MAR DE ARAGÓN
Institut La Serra
Lycée polyvalent Louis Armand