Involving Pupils

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Involving Pupils. Some tips and advice on how to get your pupils involved in the planning and implementation of an eTwinning project. Involving pupils. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Involving Pupils

Some tips and advice on how to get your pupils involved in the planning and implementation of an eTwinning projectRunning an eTwinning project can be a rewarding experience for both teachers and pupils. We have set out some suggestions below on how to ensure that your pupils get the most out of their involvement in eTwinning Plus

Involving pupilsExplain the general idea of the project and involve pupils in the project planning

Explain that all participants (teachers and pupils) will have a role to playBefore the Project

Agree on a number of interesting topics to be discussed and developed throughout the projectBefore the ProjectAssess the pupils knowledge of other countries and what they would like to knowHave students plan how they will present your school, region and countryPlanning the Project

Agree on the tools you will use during the project Introduce the pupils to the TwinSpace

Planning the Project

Create a Pupils Corner in class, or in another area of the school, as a dedicated exhibition space for the project.

During the ProjectMix pupils from partner schools, in pairs or in mixed groups, to ensure that each pupil has at least one partnerHave pupils meet via chat or video conference During the Project

Ask for volunteers to manage certain aspects of the TwinSpace Allow pupils to propose topics for discussion throughout the projectDuring the Project

Create a common calendar of events for pupils to refer to (e.g., national festivals, sporting events, etc.)During the Project

Involve all pupils in the activities. Propose different activities according to pupils interest and ability, to encourage constant engagement in the projectIntegrate the project into the curriculum by doing the work during teaching hours so that it is a natural contribution from pupils (and not perceived as extra work)During the Project

Emphasise the communication between pupils rather than focusing on grammarEstablish evaluation criteria for the pupils to fill out at a later stageDuring the Project

Discuss the positive and negative aspects of the project with your pupils. Discuss their earlier expectations and how they have panned outAfter the Project

Involve pupils in disseminating the project results throughout the educational community and beyondAfter the Project

You can also involve colleagues, by sharing your project results with them and asking them to get involved in the project or help disseminate the project outcomes.Involving other people

Organise open days with the pupils parents and have pupils present the project. You can also involve parents in the project by inviting them to the TwinSpace, so they can see the topics that their children have been working on. Involving other people