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European Innovative Teaching Award
Projekt

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.

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Koordinátori/koordinátorky

IES LUCES

Adresa
Spain

IIS VINCENZO DANDOLO

Adresa
Italy

EPLEFPA LOT ET GARONNE

Adresa
France