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Practices

A collection of inspiring practices from projects, schools and classrooms across Europe

Projects encouraging multilingualism in the classroom

Given the current crisis in Ukraine, diversity in classroom settings and supporting multilingual pedagogies and teaching practices have been brought into the spotlight. How can educators manage a more culturally diverse classroom and ensure all children receive an equal education? In this article, we explore projects across Europe aimed at supporting inclusion in the classroom of children with different home languages.

Action research projects making a difference

Action research allows teachers to continually assess and improve their practices through research and reflection. The following projects show how action research can benefit your classroom.
Media literacy
Language learning
Cultural diversity

What works in welcoming refugees in European classrooms

An increasing number of European classrooms are welcoming Ukrainian families and their children, meaning more cultural and educational diversity in our schools. The European Toolkit for Schools offers a carefully selected set of resources for teachers, professionals, administrators, families, and policymakers, including effective practices for refugee and migrant inclusive education.
Migrant students
Cultural diversity

Integrating innovation into Early Childhood Education and Care

As early childhood is a critical developmental period, introducing innovative practices in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) can be a game-changer in supporting children’s learning and development. Find out more about the sector’s potential through five projects that have won the Innovative Teaching Award, and a blog.
Language learning

School success for all: projects across Europe making a difference

Ensuring all learners can achieve their full potential, regardless of their socio-economic background or personal situation, is the backbone of inclusive education. The European Commission´s Pathways to school success initiative, under the European Education Area 2025, aims to address inequalities, improve educational outcomes for at-risk groups across Europe and increase attainment in secondary education. But what does ‘school success for all’ look like in practice? This article will explore some projects, approaches and tools that support equal participation in quality education for all.
Well-being
Language learning
Disadvantaged learners
Digital tools
Classroom management

Climate-adaptive playground and outdoor learning at Sint Paulus

Learning for sustainability aims to create an environmentally conscious and sustainable learning space for students, teachers and the wider community. Sint-Paulusschool in Kortrijk, Belgium is using their climate-adaptive playground, digital devices and nature to teach their students the impact they can have on the world around them.
Learning space

Incorporating blended learning in the classroom

Blended learning is an approach to education that combines a range of learning environments and digital and non-digital learning tools. The following resources and practices show a number of ways that blended learning can be incorporated into any education plan.
Online learning
Non-formal learning
Learning space
Digital tools

Learning for sustainability: towards a green future

In the context of the climate and environmental emergency, education for sustainability should become a priority focus area of schools. There are many approaches teachers and schools can take to explore these issues with their students. Below, we look at a number of EU-funded projects and initiatives that support teaching and learning about the environment and sustainability.
Professional development

Schools in Europe react to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Classrooms and school administrations across the continent have mobilised to express solidarity with Ukraine, and teachers have undertaken to answer pupils’ questions. This article highlights some commendable ideas and practices.
School leadership
Migrant students
Media literacy
Classroom management