School subjects are influenced in different scale by the switches between online and in-person education. Compared to the lessons mainly based on reception of information and development of understanding such as natural sciences or requiring presenting a written solution such as mathematics, the humanitarian lessons were deeply affected by the limitations in the interactions among students and the teachers. In this way, many taught subjects such as native language, literature, history, ethics, etc. were prevented from exercising necessary expression and communication skills of students within interactive discussions. Active discussions and class interactivity develop students’ social skills, positive behaviours, and capabilities— all those crucial for future citizens. Students need a supportive surrounding and a safe learning environment in which they can socialize and build communication and expression skills. In a virtual classroom, it is extremely difficult to give the tutor an adequate assessment of the level of motivation to the student. Therefore, there is the need of development of new indicators, accustomed both to real and virtual classrooms, which could help the tutor monitor and raise the level of motivation of the students.
With respect to this, WeCommit project objective is to address deficiencies during online education in terms of developing communication and expression skills within humanitarian school disciplines focusing on disadvantaged students falling behind and getting them closer to their peers. The specific objectives are the provision of guiding materials for students adapted to those with poor skills, equipping teachers with applicable pedagogical approaches and supporting thematic sets, as well as raising attractiveness and efficiency of the training on humanitarian subjects by production of interactive and visualized elements.
consortium: TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA (Bulgaria), PRIVATE PROFILED HIGH SCHOOL “EDMUND BURKE” (Bulgaria), STROJARSKA TEHNICKA SKOLA FAUSTA VRANCICA (Croatia), CANAKKALE PROVINCIAL NATIONAL EDUCATION DIRECTORATE (Turkey), IPCENTER (Austria)
implementation period: 01.11.2021 – 01.11.2023
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