Open Learning Experience Erasmus Project

General information for the Open Learning Experience Erasmus Project

Open Learning Experience Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am
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Project Title

Open Learning Experience

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 school education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Migrants’ issues; Access for disadvantaged; Key Competences (incl. mathematics and literacy) – basic skills

Project Summary

The proposed project, OLE, has created a powerful new tool, the handbook for teachers, educators, youth workers and volunteers who teach the host language class to young migrants, either in the host classroom or outside. This handbook has an experiential approach and a system of learning recognition and play.
The goal of the project has been to increase the quality of language teaching for foreigners attending reception classrooms in order to improve learning opportunities for young migrants, through activities that develop their linguistic, social and intercultural competences.
The specific objectives of the project have been:
To provide teachers with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to implement language teaching for foreigners through holistic and experiential learning in the classroom.
To exchange experiences and combine cross-sectoral perspectives of formal and non-formal education to improve the integration of immigrant children in the classroom.
To implement a system of recognition of the learning of linguistic, social and intercultural competences of immigrant children using the methodology of ludification.
To introduce, as a transversal content to be developed in the classroom, the concept of “good treatment”, understood as a positive attitude that improves both the self-esteem and the social and intercultural competences of the students.
To create a manual for educators with activities that can be transferred to the context of schools with a large number of immigrant primary school students in order to work on language learning and the development of intercultural and social skills.
The main target group of the project is teachers, educators and youth workers who work with first and second generation immigrant pupils and who are not yet fluent in the language. Through a seminar and a training course they have developed their competences and become familiar with new educational approaches to increase the quality of their work. The secondary target group is the young people themselves, who have benefited from this methodology and the training of their teachers. We have directly reached a total of 33 teaching professionals in the training activities, 151 immigrant students and 150 teaching professionals and decision makers in the multiplier events.
This project had a simple structure, focused on the deep development of an intellectual product and on the training of teachers from a cross-sector perspective so that they can carry out their work with greater quality and effectiveness: first we held a C1 seminar for teachers to share their experience. The results of the seminar have been shared with decision makers at the regional level. Then we have produced a handbook for teachers in O1 classrooms. Once developed, we will have a training course for teachers, where they have been able to become familiar with the manual and the methods of experiential education. These teachers and educators will implement the manual with their students in the dissemination events E1, E2 and E3. Thanks to this we will later be able to correct and adapt the manual, translate, publish and present it to teachers and educators on a national level in E4, E5 and E6. We have 5 transnational meetings and 20 virtual meetings to monitor the project process.

Dissemination of the project has been sought through all available means (partners’ social media websites, email lists, national conferences). OLE expects to have an impact on the significant contribution to the improvement of opportunities for young immigrants and also for the teachers working with them. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 137792 Eur

Project Coordinator

ASOCIACION CAZALLA-INTERCULTURAL & Country: ES

Project Partners

  • REPLAY Network
  • South & City College Birmingham
  • PRAXIS EUROPE CIC
  • Ayuntamiento de Lorca