Leaving education and training early
Early school leaving is a social plague that occurs for several reasons: social exclusion, learning difficulties, poverty or family problems. To prevent this phenomenon, it is important to work on how the system is set up and the relationships within the classroom organised. The goal is to provide the necessary tools to fight early leaving through the appropriate notions and strategies.
The new year starts with a new ESL course “Preventing conflicts and tackling Early School Leaving” which took place in Palermo from 16/01/2023 to 20/01/2023. The candidates came from various regions of Europe including France with Coralie Fleury, Laurent Levasseur, Cécile Thomas, Alison Vollé, Angélina Agoutin and Bryan Hacquard from Collège Georges Cuvier, Greece with Fani Marlen Roumelioti, Gakas Christos, Dalma Archountoula, Prata Margarita, Tsiskakis Nikolaos from Secondary school of Tira, România with Constantin Mihaela-Ruxandra, Preda Pătrașcu Neli-Ionela and Iancu Sergiu-Vasile from Comănescu-Ioniță Ioana-Lorena.
European policies have successfully faced the problem but there are still considerable differences between the European countries also due to the social context where culture influences work and school education. Our participants checked the main causes and effects of school leaving by comparing their methods and examining the internal and external dynamics of schools.
We assume that being closer to students’ thoughts and feelings to make them involved is essential. The initiative aims to give all young people the chance to reach a certain level of proficiency in basic skills relying on their well-being.
Hands-on activities were held to learn about the importance of active listening and emotional intelligence in making social connections without omitting the importance of fighting negative behaviours. The group focused on conflict management styles defining the student types which led to discussions to improve their attitudes introducing the concept of the mindset of growth.
Tools and methods sharing allowed us to change perspective in education, making it possible to shift some negative habits into something new and better, showing how to improve our mindset from fixed to growth dealing with cooperation.
We want to say ''grazie mille'' to the amazing participants of this week! This course was such a blast first of all because of you, your incredible energy and your cooperation.
The key word of this week's training course was “transformation”: we learned how to change perspective on conflicts, how to transform the strong and sometimes negative energy of some students into something positive and productive, how to change our mindset from fixed to growth, and how to transform a group of people into a team.
Discover more about this course at: https://www.erasmustrainingcourses.com/early-school-leaving.html
See you in Sicily:)
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