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Offering an alternative to children on the move in second chance programs

18 Dec 2015

Terre des hommes in Romania has developed a project named Reinforcing cOmpetences to Build Inclusion through a New learning methodology (ROBIN). The main aim of the project is to develop an innovative learning methodology that will reinforce educators own personal and social capacities for successful social integration of children on the move, currently enrolled in second chance programs.

By means of this project, educators would enhance their competences needed to provide an education space where children can discover and develop their interests and re-engage on the path to building their life projects, thus lowering the level of early leaving from this school system, consequently preventing children in a migrating situation to be at risk of exclusion.

This project is carried out transnationally ( with partners from Austria, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria) as the phenomenon of children on the move is widely spread at EU level with lots of similarities regarding their early school leaving and need for enrolment in second chance programmes.

The project will start by analysing the current learning methodologies in the 5 countries used by educators in second chance programmes by means of desk research and interviews with experts. Then a needs analysis of the target group will be done by organizing in each country a focus group discussion with educators and also consulting them through an online survey.

The research findings will represent the milestone for developing the innovative learning methodology for educators based on inclusive teaching strategies that address the needs of students with a variety of backgrounds (especially migrant, cultural), learning styles, and abilities in which students feel equally valued.

ROBIN project (2015-1-RO01-KA204-015001) is carried out from November 2015 till October 2017 and has been financed partly by the National Agency for Programs in Education in Romania (Agentia Nationala pentru Programe Comunitare in Domeniul Educatiei) (http://www.anpcdefp.ro/ ) through the Erasmus Plus Programme (KA2 Strategic Partnership).

This project is funded by: