Introduction Why is it important? • core competence for students and workers • easier to adjust to society and market requirements Is everyone a natural-born leader? And a team worker? but everyone should at least try
Why? • easier to get along with people. • learn individual and shared responsibility • better organization • boost their self-confidence • learn respecting others • c’est la vie
How did it work in Spain? Kids’ project Failure Why? Lack of organization
How did it work in Spain? Individual presentations art lesson assistants! being a teacher
How did it work in Spain? Choosing bosses Problems: • the boss doesn’t know what their role is • not everyone in the group is working • the boss is distributing the materials or delegating tasks only to their friends in the group, leaving some kids aside • children are copying from each other • quarrels
Teacher: Look, Edu is not working, why? Curro: He doesn’t want to. T: Did he say why? C: No. T: Did you ask him? C: No. T: Do you think you could do it? Go and ask him, maybe he has a problem you can help him with. C: Ok.
How did it work in Poland? Choosing bosses A thrilling success!
Teacher: Look, Ania is not working. Why is she not working? Filip: I don´t know. T: Did you tell her what to do? F: Yes. T: What did you say? F: To work. T: Maybe she doesn´t know what to do. What do you want her to do exactly? Draw? Cut? F: Draw. T: What do you want her to draw?
How did it work in Poland? Project method Not as thrilling… • the topic was too broad • questions were handed too late • parents didn’t follow the directions
How did it work in Poland? Individual presentations your favourite book vocabulary box a very serious teacher with laptop