Results

-new teaching methods ready to use, including methods connected to ICT and OER: examples: grammar video project, how to behave on the Internet, practical mathematic exercises, list of links to OERs in maths and English, self-assessments, method for Skype-lessons, examples of speaking activities
– new teaching methods ready to use, connecting school work to the society outside school: good examples from the schools on how to work: examples: cooperations with companies, using media connected to Courses, cooperation with non profit organisations, how to teach in local environments outside school
– pupils more confident in basic skills in maths and English + better results in national tests in maths and English: results of national tests have not shown any distinct differences but we can see improved self confidence in taking part in planning and improving lessons and being more responsible for their own development of knowledge, which we hope will lead to improved results in the long run
– pupils more confident and skilled in communicating: we have had focus on speaking activities, which have had great impact on the Turkish and the Slovakian pupils, since their school systems tend to focus on other skills. All pupils have improved in communicating in natural situations outside school, with people having another mother tongue
– pupils more interested in European people and cultures: pupils have met three totally different European cultures which they didn’t know they could find interest in. Now when they have met people, stayed in families, studied the cultures, they have learnt and gained invaluable experiences. Almost all people involved in the Project would like to do something similar again
– pupils more aware of the importance of good manners in social media: the material ‚How to behave on the Internet‘ created by pupils have worked as a starting point for interesting discussions and good lessons about the topic. Using social media for communicating within the project has worked well and everyone has learned a lot about the technique and the importance of good manners
– new democratical methods to plan and evaluate teaching including both teachers, pupils and headmasters: there has been focus on democratic methods, reflecting on and discussing working methods together in class. This has led to better awareness about different methods and the importance of a cooperation between pupils and staff. We have tried self-assessments, oral and written evaluations, and discussed the methods and the results
– fewer early drop-outs: there has not been fewer drop-outs at the end of the project than before, but there has been a focus and we have discussed and shared experiences and methods between the schools. One teacher also attended an early school-leaving seminar in Oslo, and could then spread both practical experiences, methods, and modern research on the topic. We believe that this new focus and knowledge will improve drop-out statistics in the future
– publication about experiences and new teaching methods to be spread to other teachers and schools: the webpage www.yourasmus.eu has worked as a platform where we gather products, evaluations, examples of exercises and assignments. It has also been valuable as means to spread pictures and inspiration about the project