„How to Make Education |Process Attractive to the Teenagers of the 21st Century”

Erasmus + project Nr. 2014-1-LV01-KA201-000431 „How to Make Education |Process Attractive to the Teenagers of the 21st Century”

There have been a great number of changes in education systems worldwide recently. Schools used to be the source of knowledge, a place where children were educated more or less without parental control. Schools used to prepare learners for exams (both final exams in secondary education and entrance exams for university admissions). Thus, teaching was mostly exam preparation or exam training, especially in the final years of the secondary schools.

The learners of the 21st century need innovative methods in teaching process. Students say they are motivated by solving real-world problems. They often express a preference for doing rather than listening. In this century :

learning has risen to the level of authenticity when it asks students to work actively with abstract concepts, facts, and formulae

inside a realistic and highly social context

critical thinking has become a necessity in the learning process

students must know how to use a variety of resources

collaboration has become an integral

learners must reflect on their learning, both individually and as a team

Interdisciplinary perspective has entered education

students must get accustomed to integrated assessment that reflects real-world evaluation processes

students must be competitive in a global job market.

These demands make teachers change their teaching methods in the lessons and out of class activities. Project partner schools each has good experience that can be shared with the others. But education methods develop and new – more innovative ones - are needed in the 21st century school.

The main objectives of the project " How to Make Education Process Attractive to the Teenagers of the 21st Century? " are :

to improve the capacity of the partner school staff based on the needs of the 21st century

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