What if we
What would a science class look like if… Students didn’t sit quietly at their desks, listening to their teachers “impart knowledge”. Rather, they would ask questions, communicate with their peers, plan and conduct experiments… and find their own answers. The teacher’s role would be to guide students in their process of discovery. Using a foreign language. It would look like Schools: future labs
Schools: future labs (s:fl) is a trans-national project that developed a teaching methodology of the same name, based on: - Task-Based (language) Learning (TBL) - Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) - Approaches specific to STEM subjects. The s:fl methodology is learner-centred and includes planning and implementation skills geared to the developmental level of the learners. s:fl does not modify or fundamentally change given national STEM and foreign language curricula.
But it does encourage their implementation in schools: - it proposes an innovative, bottom-up approach - it is engaging and motivating both for teachers and their students - it stimulates students’ curiosity and creativity - it nurtures’ students ability to frame their questions and plan their research - it encourages cooperative and communicative teaching and learning - it focuses on learning to learn.