This project aims to help primary and lower-secondary school students (6-14 years old), their parents and teachers to integrate them into the new classroom environment. This can be applied to both students coming from another country or returning from abroad.
Adaptation allows us to survive and benefit from our environment. We do not always have to make intensive use of our capacity to adapt, but in the educational context it is essential to pay attention to this capacity to achieve a correct psychosocial, emotional, and cognitive development. This is because all kinds of students come together in the classroom, each with their own characteristics, needs and different learning rhythms.
Far from understanding cultural diversity as a possible source of conflict, at SCHOOL-ADAPT we believe that it should be treated as an opportunity to enhance students' ability to adapt. In the framework of the EU, the current migratory flow means that many children have to face a new environment, distant and different from the one they were used to. Adapting to a new environment is not always an easy process, especially when the necessary resources are not available. In this project, we want to contribute to the successful adaptation of all pupils to the new school environment.
The kick-off meeting of the project took on the 10th December 2020. It took place online due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. At this meeting the partners laid the basis for future cooperation.
The second meeting took place in Reus, Spain, on the 9th, and 10th of September 2021. During the meeting, we discussed the developed content of the Models and provided recommendations for further fine-tuning. We also proposed ideas for the implementation of the rest of the project outputs. We also had the opportunity to get to know each other better and enjoy the beautiful city of Reus!
Nicosia (Cyprus) hosted by COMCY – programmed for April 2022
Rome (Italy) hosted by Fondazione Paoletti - programmed for December 2022
Lublin (Poland) hosted by OIC POLAND Foundation - programmed for July 2023