Final EUMOSCHOOL newsletter
4th September 2018
Three years of commitment for promoting Emotional Education in schools
EUMOSCHOOL – Emotional Education for Early School Leaving Prevention is a European project funded by the ERASMUS + programme, Strategic Partnership for School Education, which aims to; develop, test and implement a new coherent methodology and innovative curricula of emotional education within school environments involving 6 countries (Italy, UK, Hungary, Romania, Turkey and Austria), providing an effective intervention model to reduce the phenomenon of Early School Leaving (ESL).
The project is based on the EU level adaptation of the Italian methodology Didattica delle Emozioni© (Didactic of Emotions, DoE), developed from 18 years of experience and investigation into emotional education, in order to improve the wellbeing and transversal key competencies of pupils with a view to reducing ESL whilst supporting the professional development of teachers and pedagogical staff.
The specific EUMOSCHOOL objectives are:
What is Didactics of Emotions?
A new generation educational format, orientated to both promoting wellness in class and preventing discomfort in children and teenagers, especially the ones characterized by pathologic addition. It’s part of of early preventions practices and it’s based on the scientific assumption which says that, a good mastery of one’s own emotional world constitutes an excellent protection factor. The format meets the guiding rules recommended by the Health World Organization and it has been tested on a very vast sample of students. It is composed by several techniques which can be implemented by teachers during their lessons at school, mainly with students from 4 to 16 years old.
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What are the main outputs developed by the project?
Comparative Research Report, which includes:
1. literature review of the educational contexts and systems involved inthe project;
2. primary research on schools and teachers’ needs in; Italy, Austria, Romania, Hungary and Turkey, regarding the prevention of ESL and emotional education.
The Comparative Research has provided an evidence-based need analysis at the school education level, including several actors working on the educational field as well as a country-specific research deepening the state of Emotional Education and the data concerning the Early School Leaving. In this way, the results of this research/analysis have provided a strong basis on which to develop the other intellectual outputs.
A self-learning OER adapted from the Didacticts of Emotions (DoE) for teachers, accessed via Moodle (moodle.org).
The EUMOSCHOOL OER is available in 6 different languages (English, Italian, Romanian, Hungarian, German, Turkish) and is divided in 4 modules with specific objectives, for a total duration estimated in 40 hours of self-learning (including reading of resources, tasks and exercises).
Here an overview of the content of the EUMOSCHOOL e-course.
Guidelines for EUMOSCHOOL implementation as an holistic approach to Early School Leaving
Main contents of the Guidelines:
A document to guide policy-makers and other relevant school stakeholders in their ESL strategies at a local, national and European level.
The two main recommendations emerged in a shared way from all partner countries are:
Thanks to EUMOSCHOOL, the experimentation on the effectiveness of this method and its positive impact on the wellbeing of students arrived in Europe.
In its two years of implementation, during the scholar years 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, the project has involved in total:
1200 students | 80 teachers | 56 schools | 5 European countries
By far overcoming the objectives foreseen by the project.
Do you also want to discover how to introduce the emotional education in your class?
All the project’s outcomes developed during these 3 years are available in our website eumoschool.eu!
EUMOSCHOOL- Emotional Education for Early School Leaving Prevention is funded by Erasmus+ programme KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices: Strategic Partnership SCHOOL.
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