KEEP - Key engaging educational practices
Key engaging educational practices used by secondary school teachers to keep connected with their students following Covid-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has generated drastic changes in education systems around the world. The successive confinements have imposed the urgent implementation of distance learning and the need to rethink all pedagogical practices and relationships between institutions, teachers and students. At the same time, the socio-economic consequences of the pandemic have greatly increased the risk of dropping out of school (UNESCO, COVID-19 Education response, July 2020). At the European level, each country has put in place a differentiated strategy to deal with these changes and promote student success.
In response, France Education International launched the KEEP initiative (Key engaging educational practices used by secondary school teachers to keep connected with their students following Covid-19 pandemic), which aims to identify and sustain the good practices implemented by secondary school teachers during the Covid-19 pandemic. It brings together Greece, Belgium, Poland and France in an Erasmus+ strategic partnership project.
The project started in March 2021 for a duration of two years.
- France Education international (FR), coordinateur du projet
- GIP Formation tout au long de la vie – Rectorat de Nancy-Metz (FR)
- Université de Paris – Laboratoire EDA (FR)
- P&V Fondation (BE)
- Educational Research Institute – IBE (PL)
- Université de Patras (GR)
In concrete terms, a survey will be conducted among secondary school teachers in each participating country in order to collect innovative practices that allow them to keep in touch with their students at a distance. These testimonies will then be contextualized and presented in the form of teacher portraits published on a digital platform. An analysis of the teaching practices will be carried out by the project partners, to build recommendations to accompany the development of digital education and prevent the risk of dropping out of school.
The KEEP project thus seeks to identify, share and disseminate the innovative tools and practices that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. It aims to encourage the improvement of teachers' pedagogical and digital skills. More broadly, the KEEP project aims to create a community of teachers united in the fight against school failure and dropout. It should eventually contribute to reducing school failure and the low involvement of students in the learning process due to the closure of schools.
Project progress and outputs
The research and analysis work carried out by the project partners will identify good digital practices used by secondary school teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This work will lead to the design of various resources for education stakeholders.
This section presents the different deliverables produced during the project: portraits of secondary school teachers, international comparative reports and recommendations.
This report presents the national measures that enabled education systems to adapt and maintain quality education during the COVID-19 pandemic in France, Belgium, Poland and Greece.
Led by the Foundation P&V in Belgium, it is the result of the first year of project implementation. During this year, the partners collected data and analysed the state, regional and local measures implemented in schools. This first deliverable of the consortium identifies the main challenges faced by the education systems of the partner countries in recent years, such as truancy, learning breakdowns and remedial programmes in distance learning situations.