Erasmus KA1 Courses - Course Details

Reducing Early School Leaving Don’t Give Up And Catch Your Dreams

Date :17-21 June Amsterdam

Sessions in 2019

  • 18.02.2019 - 22.02.2019  Barcelona (done)
  • 04-10 March 2019 - Paris
  • 25-31 March 2019 - Malaga (Done)
  • 17-21 June 2019 - Amsterdam (Done)
  • 09-13 September 2019 - Helsinki (CONFIRMED)
  • 28 October- 1 November 2019 - Helsinki (5 days - 350€)

 

Sessions in 2020

  • 20-26 January 2020 - Paris / Barcelona
  • 09-15 March 2020 - Paris (Confirmed)
  • 20-26 April 2020 - Barcelona (CONFIRMED)
  • 19-25 October 2020 – Rome

 

The groups of participants can choose the locations at the specified dates.

 

Course Duration: 7 days

Course Fee: 490€ for per-person

 

REDUCING EARLY SCHOOL LEAVING  DON’T GIVE UP AND CATCH YOUR DREAMS

Reducing the average European rate of early school leavers to less than 10% by 2020 is one of the education headline targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy1. Investment in the educational achievement of young people is essential for the employment prospects of every young person. It is important for the growth of our economy and for social cohesion, especially at a time when the current financial and economic crisis is having a serious impact on young people and their families. Investing in education helps to break the cycle of deprivation and poverty leading to the social exclusion of too many young people across Europe.

In June 2011, the Education Council adopted a Recommendation on policies to reduce early school leaving (ESL). It highlights the need for evidence-based and comprehensive policies to reduce ESL. In order to be effective, policies against ESL need to address all levels of education. They should be cross-sectoral and involve stakeholders from different policy areas such as youth, social/welfare, employment and health. They should focus on prevention, intervention and compensation:

  • Prevention seeks to avoid the conditions from arising where processes leading to ESL can start.
  • Intervention addresses emerging difficulties at an early stage and seeks to prevent them from leading to ESL.
  • Compensation measures offer opportunities for education and training for those who have dropped out.

This approach requires a shift from implementing individual ESL measures to introducing comprehensive policies. In December 2011, a Thematic Working Group on Early School Leaving was established to help European countries implement such comprehensive policies. The Thematic Working Group (TWG) consisted of policy makers, practitioners and experts from 27 EU Member States. Representatives from Norway, Iceland, Turkey, and from key European stakeholder organisations were also members of the group. The objective of the TWG was to support Member States design and develop comprehensive policies on ESL. To this end, the TWG collected and exchanged information on effective policies to reduce ESL. Activities included peer-learning visits to the Netherlands and France and a peer review event in Brussels in March 2013.

 

This course will offer to you:

  • A discussion on the definition of ESL.
  • A summary of the challenge of defining ESL.
  • A brief overview of the current situation in Europe.
  • Representing the key challenges, the scale of the problem and main factors leading to ESL across Europe.
  • The concept of ’comprehensive policies’ to reduce ESL
  • A discussion on the key characteristics of successful policies.
  • A checklist on comprehensive policies as a self-assessment tool.
  • 2012 ESL rates in the EU based on Eurostat data.
  • Presentations of practice examples from European countries represented

 

Objectives of the Course (Learning Outcomes of the Course) 

  • To respond to the needs of teacher’s personal and professional development skills in prevention of early school leaving
  • To improve trainees’ knowledge in National policies to reduce ESL in many European Countries
  • To ensure a coherent, systemic and coordinated approach, the exchange of good practices and the efficient use of resources
  • To understand strong coordination and cooperation between national, regional and local actors
  • To get aware of important elements of a sustainable and comprehensive strategy including; a coordinating body, a progressive approach, local and national adaptation, awareness raising and training, sustainable funding,monitoring and evaluation
  • To get familiar with the strategies of active involvement and cooperation of skateholders at national, regional, local and school level
  • To learn about the important elements for successful cooperation within the context of ESL including Inter-agency or inter-institutional arrangements, Central role of schools, Involvement of pupils and parents, Learning Cooperation
  • To understand the scope and reasons behind ESL
  • To get competences to design and implement targeted policies against ESL
  • To follow characteristics of the education and training system can help reduce obstacles to completing upper secondary education;
  • Access to good quality early childhood education and care (ECEC);
  • Relevant and engaging curriculum;
  • Flexible educational pathways;
  • Better integration of newly arrived migrant children;
  • Smooth transition between different levels of education;
  • High quality, attractive and engaging vocational education and training (VET);
  • Involvement of pupils and parents in school decision-making;
  • Initial and continuous education for education staff
  • Whole school approaches;
  • Strong and well-developed guidance system;
  • Cooperation with the world of work
  • To define intervention measures such as;
  • Early Warning Systems (EWS)
  • Systemic support frameworks within schools
  • Focus on the needs of the individual pupil
  • Extra-curricular and out-of-school activities to enrich the learning offer
  • Support to teachers
  • Empower families and parents to support their children's education
  • Raise parental awareness of ESL

 

Methodology

We will focus on practical and skills-based -interactive learning, immediate feedbacks, hands-on activities and inspiring discussions on best practices.

 

Target Group

  • All kind of teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.

 

Preparation

Before the course,

  • A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
  • They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.

 

Validation

  • A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
  • A Europass CV will be filled together according to the skills and competences to be gained during the course  by participants.

 

Schedule of the Course

Day 1

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Welcome-Registration and Hand-out of Materials
  • Ice breaking and introduction of the course programme
  • Presentation of participant organizations (a five-minute presentation
  • Stating the last 10 year’s ESL rates in Europe

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • The possible reasons of ESL depending on the cultural or social background of the countries
  • Representing the key challenges, the scale of the problem and main factors leading to ESL across Europe
                                    

Day 2

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Comprehensive policies’ to reduce ESL
  • A discussion on the key characteristics of successful policies.

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • A checklist on comprehensive policies as a self-assessment tool
  • Focusing on the needs of teacher’s personal and professional development skills in prevention of early school leaving
 

Day 3

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Discussion: Extra-curricular and out-of-school activities to enrich the learning offer
    Understand strong coordination and cooperation between    national, regional and local actors

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Discussion: Observing and discussing participants’ school policy about ESL
  • Discussion: Observing and discussing participant’s curriculum against the ESL
 

Day 4

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • 2012 ESL rates in the EU based on Eurostat data.
  • Presentations of practice examples from European countries represented

11.00 - 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

Define intervention measures such as;

  • Early Warning Systems (EWS)
  • Systemic support frameworks within schools
  • Focus on the needs of the individual pupil

Ensuring a coherent, systemic and coordinated approach, the exchange of good practices and the efficient use of resources

 

Day 5

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Extra-curricular and out-of-school activities to enrich the learning offer
  • Understand strong coordination and cooperation between    national, regional and local actors

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Discuss the possible results of ESL in the growth of economy and the social cohesion
  • Support to teachers
  • Empower families and parents to support their children's education
  • Raise parental awareness of ESL
  • State the targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy 1 about Early School Leaving
 

Day 6

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Understand strong coordination and cooperation between    national, regional and local actors
  • Get aware of important elements of a sustainable and comprehensive strategy including; a coordinating body, a progressive approach, local and national adaptation, awareness raising and training, sustainable funding,monitoring and evaluation

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Get familiar with the strategies of active involvement and cooperation of skateholders at national, regional, local and school level
  • Understand the scope and reasons behind ESL
  • Get competences to design and implement targeted policies against ESL
  • Follow characteristics of the education and training system can help reduce obstacles to completing upper secondary education
 

Day 7

Activities

09.00 – 10.45

  • Overview of the course program
  • Evaluation of the course program

10.45 – 11.00

  • Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30

  • Filling the feedback forms
  • Europass Mobility Certificate
  • Participation Certificate
 


 

-  If you are more than 5 participants, could you please send a mail for discussing about other dates and places

 

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