IMPROVING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS- LEADING TO SUCCESS IN LIFE Erasmus Project

General information for the IMPROVING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS- LEADING TO SUCCESS IN LIFE Erasmus Project

IMPROVING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS- LEADING TO SUCCESS IN LIFE Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am
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Project Title

IMPROVING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS- LEADING TO SUCCESS IN LIFE

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development); Key Competences (incl. mathematics and literacy) – basic skills; International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation

Project Summary

This was a strategic partnership project with 5 primary schools from Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania and Turkey which concentrated on social and emotional skills of the students.
The project actions were performed according to two main aspects – on one hand, the activities and short term exchanges helped overcome lack of social and emotional skills at an early age, on the other hand schools searched, observed, practiced, evaluated and transfered the good practices between each other.
Our project allowed students to identify their emotions and enable them to use them to “facilitate their learning and their ultimate success at school”.
Social and emotional skills which are result of the project are: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, interpersonal relationships and decision making skills.
With these 5 competences, students are able to recognize emotions and emotional triggers, make and identify personal and academic goals, perform cooperation and team work and identify ways to resist peer pressure concerning unsafe or unethical activities.
Project activities in accordance with the goal helped our students to improve their social and emotional skills as well as their basic skills.

Students who had lack social and emotional skills were our project target group. We involved more than a 100 students in activities which were applied at every school. The students’ age range was between 6-13.

We promoted equality, tolerance,active citizenship with the integration of pupils with fewer opportunities and equal opportunities for all pupils and people from the initial or continuous system of education. Furthermore,we also promoted equality between sexes by our mixed groups of sport and study activities.

At the very beginning of the project 5 subtopics were prepared in details during seminars and activities which were applied at schools.
These competences were integrated into the school curriculum.
At the beginning of the project a self-evaluation questionnaire was applied to students at schools and the needs were defined.
According to these indicators a specific programme was prepared by the project team and then applied.
The administrative staff and PTA supported the teachers in the course of the project.
At the project meetings every step of the studies were discussed and evaluated.

There were following partners and subtopics/activities/products:
PL TM Interpersonal relationships/Applying Pedagogical Activities to improve interpersonal relationship
IT C1 Self-awareness/Creative Drama Activities/A video collection
RO C2 Self-management/Individual Sports Activities/ Tournaments at schools
GR C3 Social awareness/Helping Abandoned Children/Visiting Abandoned Children and sharing toys and games/organizing an evening event involving visiting children, local children and guest children at the Ark.
TR TM Presenting Decision Making Skills/Outdoor Orienteering Activities/Competition between students groups/Final evaluation and Report

The latest mobility (C4) was expected to be held in Turkey, while the second TPM in Poland. Due to the political situation in Turkey and to the previous terrorist attacks the whole partnership by mutual agreement decided to achieve the final TPM in Turkey(instead of Poland -TPM is without students).It was decided to distribute the total number of the beneficiary students and teachers to other LTTs to Italy, Romania and Greece so that the total number of participants remains the same. Project activities initially foreseen to C4 were made by the project partner in their schools and then presented during the TPM in Turkey.

All the objectives of the project were fully accomplished.
As we planned the project team was created at each school. Erasmus+ corners were prepared. Digital monitors were placed.
Posters and brochures were designed. Leaflets and brochures were distributed to the local authorities and schools in the region.
Project teams were presented to the beneficiaries.
Mini-conferences were hold for stakeholders.
Initial and final questionnaires were applied.
Photo books and calendars of 2017 and 2018 were prepared.
CD/DVD with project works were prepared.
A project website: https//socialandemotionalskills.wordpress.com
A project group in Twin-space and E-Twinning platform were done.
All project work was evaluated.
A Booklet, a book of the project and workshops for final products & outcomes were done.
The students and project teams regularly contacted each other.

We strongly believe that our project helped our students:
– to overcome lack of social and emotional skills at an early age to become successful in the future
– to enable them to use emotions to make their learning easier and more enjoyable, thus making them achieve their ultimate success at school
– to identify personal and academic goals, demonstrate cooperation and team work and identify ways to resist peer pressure to get engaged in unethical activities
– to improve their ICT and language ski

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 119615 Eur

Project Coordinator

Szkola Podstawowa nr 25 z Oddzialami Integracyjnymi, Zespol Szkol nr 19 & Country: PL

Project Partners

  • Scoala Gimnaziala “Grigore Moisil”
  • Istituto Comprensivo Fossacesia
  • 3 dimotiko vrontadou
  • Icerenkoy Hasan Leyli Ilkokulu