Most of the educational experts share the opinion that one of the key factors influencing the students’ motivation and engagement in the educational process is the effective pedagogical approach, which naturally turned teachers the main target group of the project.
Ten organisations (5 schools and 5 training providers) from five European countries (Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Denmark) gathered together with the purpose of creating an innovative educational method to support the teachers from different subjects during their everyday work with pupils in V-VII grades. The general goal of the innovative tool is to enhance the capacities of the teachers to stimulate active engagement and to maintain sustainable motivation for learning among the students.
Through implementing T-BOX project, we would like to support teachers working with pupils in V-VII grades. We distinguish 3 subgroups of teachers:
- Innovators and inspirators – they are already transforming their classroom environment and boost motivation of their pupils through their own teaching style. Our project will provide them with further assurance they are on the right track and new methods to keep on with their good work.
- Mainstream – they comply with requirements of the education system, but are not willing to be proactive in trying new ideas and methods. Our T-BOX will inspire them to be more creative and dedicated.
- Demotivated – this group is hardly complying with requirements of their job and is highly unpopular among students. Our project will try to revive their motivation for work.
The second innovative project product is the T-BOX mobile application which is based on the T-BOX set and is enabling additional functions like rating, sharing and links to additional resources.