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ROBIN - Reinforcing cOmpetences to Build Inclusion through a New learning methodology

2015-01-15

Terre des hommes in Romania developed a project named "Reinforcing cOmpetences to Build Inclusion through a New learning methodology (ROBIN)", ref. no. 2015-1-RO01-KA204-015001.

The main aim of the project was to develop an innovative learning methodology that would reinforce educators’ own personal and social capacities for successful social integration of children on the move, currently enrolled in second chance programs.

The objectives of the projects were:

  1. Developing an integrated learning methodology that ensures active learning, coaching and support based on experiential learning by means of psychosocial activities;
  2. Improving the social, technical, personal and methodological competences of adult educators;
  3. Equipping educators with tools to enhance their capability to socially integrate children on the move and develop their global life skills;
  4. Building a network of educators from second chance programs to cooperate and exchange best practices.

With the news title "Offering an Alternative to children on the move in Second Chance Programs", Robin project was presented to the audience of Childhub at the beginning of the project.

By means of this project, educators enhanced their competences needed to provide an education space where children could discover and develop their interests and re-engage on the path to building their life projects, thus lowering the level of early leaving from this school system, consequently preventing children in a migrating situation to be at risk of exclusion.

This project was carried out transnationally ( with partners from Austria, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria) as the phenomenon of children on the move is widely spread at EU level with lots of similarities regarding their early school leaving and need for enrolment in second chance programmes.

The project started by analysing the current learning methodologies in the 5 countries used by educators in second chance programmes by means of desk research and interviews with experts. Then a needs analysis of the target group was done by organizing in each country  focus group discussions with educators and also consulting them through an online survey.

The research findings represented the milestone for developing the innovative learning methodology for educators based on inclusive teaching strategies that address the needs of students with a variety of backgrounds (especially migrant, cultural), learning styles, and abilities in which students feel equally valued.

The main outputs/ activities of the project ROBIN were (click for more information and for download in the language versions available):

  1. Research study on the current methodologies used within second chance programmes (O1)
  2. Needs analysis report of educators to better support the social inclusion of children on the move (O2)
  3. Curriculum of the integrated learning methodology that addresses the needs of educators (O3)
  4. Pilot version of the – Integrated learning methodology based on experiential learning by means of psychosocial activities (O4)
  5. Integrated learning methodology based on experiential learning by means of psychosocial activities (O5)
  6. Handbook of the ROBIN methodology (O6)

ROBIN project was carried out from November 2015 till October 2017 and had been financed partly by the National Agency for Programs in Education in Romania (Agentia Nationala pentru Programe Comunitare in Domeniul Educatiei) through the Erasmus Plus Programme (KA2 Strategic Partnership).

Partnership:

  1. Terre des hommes as Coordinator – Romania
  2. Die Berater – Austria 
  3. Know and Can Association - Bulgaria 
  4. Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo "Danilo Dolci" – Italy
  5. INTRAS Foundation – Spain  

For more information, please contact: Raluca Condrut, project manager, raluca.icleanu[@]tdh.ro

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

"ROBIN – Reinforcing Competences to Build Inclusion through a New learning methodology" project is funded by the European Commission through Erasmus + Programme (KA 2 Strategic Partnerships) (http://www.anpcdefp.ro/)

Project number: 2015-1-RO01-KA204-015001

Funding period: November 2015 – October 2017

 

More news about the project activities here:

ROBIN – an innovative learning methodology to support children affected by migration

What does it take to integrate children on the move?

Giving More Second Chance Education

Steps forward: Development of a new learning methodology for children affected by migration

Erasmus Programme Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in Romania

Last trainings for educators in the second chance programmes for better support

Conference on the integration of young migrants in formal education

Documents:

Migration and Integration into Formal Education

Project Leaflet