Solutions: from Dropouts to Excelence Erasmus Project

General information for the Solutions: from Dropouts to Excelence Erasmus Project

Solutions: from Dropouts to Excelence Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Solutions: from Dropouts to Excelence

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: Early School Leaving / combating failure in education; Entrepreneurial learning – entrepreneurship education; Labour market issues incl. career guidance / youth unemployment

Project Summary

The Erasmus+ project entitled ‘Solutions: from dropout to excellence’ will focus on mainly two objectives: dropout prevention and guiding students towards excellence. When referring to dropouts the entire school community will be involved in the research of the particular causes in every participant school. By studying official figures and previous interventions or studies in every country we will clarify the state of the issue and assess the influential circumstances for early school dropout. Causes may be related to family environment, emotional development, economic situation or academic possibilities. Conclusions will be compared in the transnational meetings to agree with the basic features to be included in the common protocol which will be the result of the first part of the project. Such Dropout Prevention Protocol will include solutions for dropouts and the creation of a Volunteering Project with mentor students which will accompany and guide new students whenever a problem arises by contacting the acknowledged person (council, teachers, parents, psychologist, etc.).The second part of the project will guide students towards academic and personal excellence. They will learn better ways to succeed in their studies by developing personal skills (e.g. learning styles and multiple intelligences) and important competences (self-sufficiency, problem-solving, entrepreneurial abilities, social and organizational skills, improvement in ICT, language competences and cooperative work) which will raise their awareness of their strengths and weaknesses to succeed in their studies and future jobs. As students have to face huge problems to get accreditation for their educational or professional background when visiting other European countries, we will launch a campaign to promote all European tools we can benefit from (Europass, Eures or Language Passport) and work on all important aspects to gain access to the labour market with their professional achievements presented in a proper way to be recognized all around Europe (portfolios, cover letters, video curriculums). All this will lead our students from dropouts to excellence through Europe and by means of all tools we teachers can offer them for their personal and professional success.Agents of all kinds will, direct or indirectly, play an important role in the project. It intends to have an impact on around 8000 people including: Erasmus+ team (teachers, students, parents and other members of the school community), former Erasmus and Comenius students, business people and local authorities.Activities are practical and varied to produce different results to ensure dissemination and sustainability of the project in all Europe. They are also motivating, available and doable by all partners. They allow us employ different pedagogical scopes (conferences, seminars, workshops, emotional education, cooperative learning and the use of new technologies) as well as exchange experiences and good practices either personally (during the meetings) or virtually (streaming, video-conferences or social networks). Methodologically we consider some key aspects essential to create a realistic and innovative project which emphasizes enjoyment and engagement: cooperative learning and PBL, spaced learning, different learning styles, communicative effectiveness, use of ICT and new technologies and transnational cooperation.Results are closely linked to the activities to have the widest impact possible on the target groups. The most remarkable are: – E-Twinning project; Erasmus+ and Open Education Resources platforms, social networks, Erasmus+ Corners;- Project promo video, logo; start-up leaflets, travelling touristic exhibitions, international video chats; – Webquests, presentations, graffiti, RAP song, comic strips, online informative videos; Storify stories; parents’ evenings;- Reports, articles and pictures;- Seminars and workshops for all agents, parents’ evenings; – European accreditations and qualifications campaign; dropout prevention protocol, volunteering project and final guide (printable and digital): ‘Solutions: from Dropouts to Excellence’.We consider the project to be extremely profitable as it will help students to see the link between their studies and their future jobs in all the European Union. It will involve the whole school community and benefit present, former, future students and teachers but also parents, local institutions and business people will also be involved in the last part of the project by conveying their necessities to our students. Transnationality will widen students’ vision of the European Union possibilities, motivating them to improve academic results and communicative skills offering them real experience in cooperation and collaboration. Through direct experience and contact with other ways of living, learning and travelling, students will acquire new ideas and find new solutions to old problems.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 67839,4 Eur

Project Coordinator

I.E.S.”JOSÉ SEGRELLES” & Country: ES

Project Partners

  • STREDNI SKOLA A MATERSKA SKOLA,Liberec,Na Bojisti 15, prispevkova organizace
  • Franziskaner Gymnasium Kreuzburg gmbh
  • Agrupamento de Escolas de Alfândega da Fé
  • Istituto Tecnico Economico R. Piria