What is “second chance school”? How they support “children on the move” in their educational path? On which aspects we need to work in order to train effectively teachers and educators working with this target? Which competences are more useful to be developed in educators and in students for a real inclusion of these last ones?
If you are interested in these topics, here you can find some interesting documents developed by the partnership of the project ROBIN – Reinforcing cOmpetences to Build Inclusion through a New learning methodology, that you can download and read in full version!
During the last months, in fact, partners carried out an in-depth research on several fronts to understand what is the situation related to the inclusion of migrants minors in the educational second chance programs and to investigate what the needs of teachers and educators working in this field are.
Here the first project’ outputs:
A Research study about the state of art related to this field in Italia, Romania, Austria, Bulgaria and Spain, to analyse how the concept of Second Chance is understood in the different countries, how the programs active in this specific sector are structured and which methodologies are used to promote the integration of minor migrants in the educational sector.
A Need analysis developed through the organization of focus groups with around 50 teachers and educators and the analysis of the opinion of other 250 of them though online questionnaires.
The ROBIN training curriculum is the base of ROBIN`s integrated learning methodology, which is a collection of training materials and methodological suggestions for the implementation in second chance educational measures. The curriculum is organized in nine teaching modules that represent learning areas essential to be embraced by second chance education. The selection of the modules has been made on the basis of the findings of the needs assessment conducted with education professionals in 5 different European countries- Italy, Bulgaria, Austria, Romania and Spain.
The methodology supports teachers in understanding better the learning needs of their students and would offer them tools in order to respond appropriately to these needs. Educators, as target groups of the methodology, will develop personal, social, methodological and technical skills that will support them to deliver their own subjects based on the learning needs of the students. The learning objectives were established within the curriculum on the basis of the information gathered from the focus groups, online questionnaires and in depth interviews with the educators.
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