Introduction

The future is in the hands of our children.
Together with the parents the teachers have the key in their hands to create a better future for everyone.
That is why the quality of that education is crucial in the development and growth of young people.

This Comenius project  “Quality@school” tried to collect and experiment examples of good practice. In our search for good examples we did not focus on examples of good strategic leadership but we focused on examples of good practice in the classroom.
Besides that, we also tried to improve that pedagogical tool in order to create a double advantage.

Due to the fact that educating and teaching contains a very large spectre of fields, we had to restrict the survey fields to a controllable area. Though, we permanently have to keep in our mind that all selected fields interact with each other and determine together the quality of the educational process.

Three subjects were detained

>> Creative teaching
By teaching in a non-traditional way, students are challenged to learn differently, we could say more active. They have to think creatively, they can learn in an active way, they can explore their talents and assess the progress they made.

>> Students correct and evaluate themselves
In the traditional way of evaluating and correcting, the teacher does all the effort: he compares the product of the student with the standard, he evaluates it and gives feedback to the student.
When the students can evaluate and correct themselves, they have to compare their performances critically with the expected results. They have to look for deficits in learning and training and have to come to new action. The student stays the owner of the whole educational process.

>> Students evaluate the teachers
In the educational process the teacher is the crucial factor.
How does he or she explain the assignment? Is the way he or she manages the learning environment appropriate? Leads he or she the educational process in a professional and qualitative way?
The students are best positioned to give feedback.
This has to take place in a safe and respectful way.

In the three parts of this project we aim the spotlights to the quality of the interaction between the students and their teachers.
Within the quality process we used the PDCA (Plan –Do – Check – Act)- circle to help us evaluate critically the impact of the example to the educational process.
It helped us also to increase the quality of the tool itself.

We hope that you, dear visitor, can find here inspiration, ideas and also a challenge to try to increase the quality of your interaction with the students.

Educating young people is the most beautiful command in the world, isn’t it?

 

 

Work forms

creative learning

auto-correction & self-evaluation

teachers learn from students