This research study details the needs for new learning methodologies in inclusive education systems and second chance programmes. This document was built using data collected through focus groups and online questionnaires carried out in five partner countries, Romania, Austria, Bulgaria, Italy and Spain within the ROBIN project (2015-1-RO01-KA204-015001)
In general, respondents thought that new methodologies should be developed, with few learning objectives, that should be flexible to students needs and should be delivered in a fun and creative, informal way that motivates and engages students, helps them interact with others and so develops their personal and social skills alongside building their technical and practical competencies. Many respondents thought that these exercises should be based on real life situations.
They generally thought that rigid, traditional, written-based learning methodologies were ineffective at educating and integrating students in second chance programmes and that they failed to prepare students for later life or deal with the complex issues that many of them face.
It was seen as essential for future trainings to take place, to develop these alternative methodologies, to help teachers deal with the complex issues brought into the classroom by mixed groups of students and to provide instruction on dealing with language and cultural barriers.
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