The importance of a transnational project
We All Count includes municipalities, schools, universities and non-profit entities, and explore non-formal education tools that complement formal education, with students at risk of exclusion, mainly of immigrant origin, gypsy ethnic group and students with special needs, incorporating new educational strategies.
WAC aims to create a space for the exchange of good practices, training experiences and pedagogical materials. We create a model that endures over time. The project specifically enhances the democratic coexistence of those who come from different cultures, live in our cities and in our educational centers. WAC seeks their inclusion with the rest of companions and the equity of children with special educational needs is also sought. It also includes teacher training and direct work with students.
The project is aimed to prevent school absenteeism and improve situations of social cohesion, emotional problems and demotivation (an intersectorial training of teachers is therefore needed).
We propose the acquisition not only of new methodologies (from neuroscience to MUS-E methodology) that encourage imagination, creativity and entrepreneurship, and improve coexistence, motivation for learning and the creation of European citizens) but also the acquisition of skills (teachers) to internalize the methodology and implement it from the experimentation.
WAC includes all best practices of each of the participating organizations, and unites and develops a joint European model of intervention, to be implemented in other European entities.
WAC lasts 30 months. We did not ask for a 2-year project because we want to work during 3 «complete» school years: minimum period if we want to create qualitative methodological documents and evaluation reports.
We are an heterogenious group of more than 10 partners. The profits associated to such an heterogenious group highly exceed the inconveniences caused.
WAC is aimed to the exchange of good practices. Schools will be able to exchange their non-formal good practices with children and families (at risk of exclusion). Municipalities will be able to learn from their European colleagues. Universities will be able to gather and help implementing our methodological documents. MUS-E associations will share pedagogical documents. MUS-E associations will also share their adult training experiences…