As the end of the methodology piloting activity came to its close, we began to receive more beautiful materials from our partners and participating schools. The positive effect produced by these newly developed methodologies are undoubtable.
Take a look at the images and videos below and stop for a second. Now imagine that our project teams achieve the project's mission, imagine that other schools and countries adopt these methodologies, imagine they start researching and developing their own! Imagine how greatly it would reflect on students' attitude and motivation on reading, on their reading skills, on their willingness to participate in class, on their learning process and their future education goals...
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Pilotiranje O3 Talijani
Project teachers are currently finishing the activity of testing each other’s work methodologies with a purpose of perfecting and measuring their impact on RSP students for our Handbook. Methodologies developed by our project teams are detailed instructions and useful tools for each teacher willing to improve his teaching methods, raise student involvement and excitement about reading and, of course, for the teacher devoted to encourage and motivate the RSP readers in his class.
Pavlína Vočková, teacher and project participant from the Czech Republic, sent us her experience after one of the classes in which she tried out a new methodology that involved creating graffiti and short videos related to the theme of the book they worked on.
When it comes to creative tasks, my students are usually full of ideas. That is why I did not have any doubts about fulfilling the task of shooting short videos with graffiti. But they did much better than I had supposed! In the school, there were many places whose atmosphere was surprisingly changed by those graffiti. We really enjoyed watching videos at the end of the lesson. The students appreciated each other´s works which made me really satisfied.”
Take a look at a compilation of lovely videos and photos Czech students from Střední škola Náhorní created as a result of a new methodology implemented by their teachers...
For the implementation of activity 02.A2, five secondary schools were selected in Varaždin and Međimurje County: Prva gimnazija Varaždin, Gimnazija Josipa Slavenskog in Čakovec, Srednja škola Čakovec, Gospodarska škola Čakovec and Srednja škola Prelog. Schools and teachers were emailed to cooperate and were sent information about what is expected. The first field work was held on April 12, 2017 in Prva gimnazija Varaždin, and afterwards in agreement with the teachers, a meeting was held at the Gimnazija Josipa Slavenskog in Čakovec. Croatian language teachers Vedrana Močnik, Tatjana Ruža, Željka Ivančok Varga, Vesna Prepelić Đuričković, Monika Perčić and Zlatka Grahovec Soldat attended the meeting which was led by Mirela Barbaroša-Šikić (AZOO).
Second major project activity aimed at finding 10 engaging stories published either in national language or in English. Texts were selected by students, with a little help from the project teachers. They cover a large range, from contemporary to traditional literature and cultivate variety of themes, like teenagers’ issues, problems of young people growing up in different societies and cultures, science fiction and fantasy themes, multiculturalism, inclusiveness, migrant situation etc.
Teachers then developed methodologies to make the stories attractive to all students, regardless of their reading skills, and to make the stories easily incorporated in every class. Teachers were guided by the content development criteria and were taking reading obstacles of RSP readers into consideration at every point of the methodology development.
The following stories list provides bibliographic and all relevant surrounding information (contextual, historical etc.), the associated methodologies and a pdf document for an easy download and use during your class activities.
The first questionnaire results have arrived!
As part of the project, a research on reading literacy was conducted using a questionnaire, a tool convenient for several reasons: the possibility of reaching an unlimited number of respondents at their convenience, the anonimity of the respondents and the ability to quantify their responses and draw conclusions from the results.