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European Innovative Teaching Award
Projet

Gooves: Growing knowledge

School/Coordinator: IES Luces

Gooves: Growing knowledge - Spain

Topic(s) addressed

  • Fostering the personal and professional growth of socially disadvantaged pupils
  • Rediscovering the values of the rural environment.
  • Dignifying work in the sector.
  • Sustainable agricultural production in the Mediterranean

Target groups

  • 8 intermediate VET students (17-22 y/o) with a history of school failure and special educational needs

Methodologies

  • Learning modern production and marketing techniques.
  • Using available technological resources (computer, internet)
  • Consolidating links between the young participants from France, Italy and Spain
  • Prioritising inclusion over academic success
  • Attending practical classes at the host centres and visiting local companies 
  • Keeping a travel diary and a practice notebook to share the information with fellow students

Environments

  • The space of our institute emulates the working conditions of an Asturian farm. 
  • Making the open-air spaces the essence of the training
  • Transforming the spaces to accommodate new activities 
  • Applying ecological production techniques based on sustainability and respect for the environment (coordinated by the agricultural department)

Teachers

  • The initiative to apply inclusion to agricultural vocational training came from all teachers of different specialities.
  • Self-training and collaboration with other departments resulting modifying the attention given to pupils and enriching teaching techniques. 
  • First-hand experience of similar circumstances in other countries 
  • Highlighting our own initiatives as well as good practices

Impact

  • Improvement of the academic record and the integration of pupils more prone to drop out 
  • Bringing Erasmus+ closer to disadvantaged pupils with experience of school failure 
  • The results of the activities were evaluated and presented by the participants to their peers which helped transform the initial suspicions into an appreciation.

Parties concernées

Coordinateurs

IES LUCES

Adresse
Spain

IIS VINCENZO DANDOLO

Adresse
Italy

EPLEFPA LOT ET GARONNE

Adresse
France