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Inclusion and empowerment at school

Spanish students have created a video to empower students, gain self confidence and fight against exclusion.

Enjoy it:

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PBL, another way to engage.

Project Based Learning’s time has come.


  • PBL makes school more engaging for students. Today’s students, more than ever, often find school to be boring and meaningless. In PBL, students are active, not passive; a project engages their hearts and minds, and provides real-world relevance for learning.
  • PBL improves learning. After completing a project, students understand content more deeply, remember what they learn and retain it longer than is often the case with traditional instruction. Because of this, students who gain content knowledge with PBL are better able to apply what they know and can do to new situations.
  • PBL builds success skills for college, career, and life. In the 21st century workplace and in college, success requires more than basic knowledge and skills. In a project, students learn how to take initiative and responsibility, build their confidence, solve problems, work in teams, communicate ideas, and manage themselves more effectively.



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Our project

This blog belongs to a project that is developed within the ERASMUS + program, promoted and co-financed by the EU.
It is an initiative of four schools that belong to so many countries: Finland, Latvia, Poland and Spain:

The coordinator school is the IES ISLA DE LA DEVA, Piedras Blancas, Asturias

Associate School: MERENOJAN KOULU, Kalajoki, Finland

Associate School: BALVU VALSTS ģimnāzija, Latvia



This initiative stems from concerns about making students more active in their own learning, and more aware of their own potential. The project is entitled Straightening winding routes to active citizenship, and has as main objectives the following. The tasks we intend to carry out, in line with our objectives are as follows:

  • Promoting the responsibility and autonomy of the students.
  • Encouraging the active participation of students in the classroom.
  • Introducing and maintain new working methods and strategies that promote collaborative learning and peer to peer learning.
  • Increasing self-confidence and motivation among students
  • Developing strategies that integrate multiple intelligences.

In the blog you can find various sections with information on events held throughout the project, materials and results that both teachers and students have been developing over the two years, information and images related to exchanges with students and teachers …