Presentation on theme: "Good morning from the German team!. 2 That`s us Berufsbildende Schulen des Landkreises Nienburg Location Northern Germany Lower Saxony 50 km north of."— Presentation transcript:
2 That`s us Berufsbildende Schulen des Landkreises Nienburg Location Northern Germany Lower Saxony 50 km north of Hanover 150 km southwest of Hamburg Local town Nienburg 32,000 inhabitants Glass and chemical industry Rural environment
3 Our School 3,300 students 200 teachers 10 administration staff 2 social workers Full-time courses (five days a week) Part-time courses (one or two days a week) 40 school types 50 courses of professional training school leaving certificates on different levels
4 Our School Departments Business & Administration, Health Care Mechanics and Automotive Electrical Engineering Construction Technology (building, wood processing, painting) Social Care, Body Care Agriculture, Nutrition, Domestic Science Sixth Form College (providing access to university)
5 Our representatives in Marseille Sabine Schroeder, principal Martin Wahl, teacher
9 Our project Methodological training - the key to quality? What can we do to improve the quality of our students? to improve the quality of our teaching?
10 Our process Setup of a regional network of primary and secondary schools and the vocational school Instruction of 40 teachers from these schools as members of steering committees at each school Establishment of steering committees at each school Training of selected teachers in the field of method skills Coordination of training units by members of the steering commitee („the godfathers“ or „godmothers“) Implementation and transfer of methods in selected classes
Key Qualifications Training of Methods Training of Communication Skills Training of Teamwork Skills Self-reliant Learning and Working Methodoligical Competence Social Competence Professional Competence Personal Competences The House of Learning
12 The House of Learning – Basic Ideas Reduce teacher-centred lessons high input of facts mere reproduction of facts monotonous learning by heart Enforce student activity communicative skills teamwork skills methodological skills self-organization responsibility key qualifications
13 Methods trained Obtaining of information in texts with highlighting and excerption Presentation techniques in class Visualisation of results (cheat sheet, crib) Preparation of tests/exams Working in teams
14 Evaluation Questionnaire, filled out seven months after the beginning of the training
15 Highlighting and excerpting helps me to find information in texts systematically.
16 Cheat sheets help me to present results in class.
17 The visualisation of facts helps me to remember coherences.
18 I have learned to work on new assignments independently.
20 I have learned to understand information by passing it on to other students.
21 I have learned to prepare tests more efficiently.
22 The spiral of working activities (individual work pair work group work) is better than traditional teaching.
23 The newly learnt methods help me to learn and to remember.
24 Conclusions We must carry on encouraging our colleagues to take up a different position in teaching that is more activating for the students and less dominating for the teacher encouraging our students to accept more freedom but also more responsibility for their learning process.