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Students rarely use their imagination and creativity to come up with solutions on certain tasks assigned to them. 

 

It is often the case that students are reluctant to make a question and a following hypothesis to which they don’t know or they are not sure what the answer is. Additionally, they rarely use their imagination and creativity to come up with solutions on certain tasks assigned to them. This is mostly due to the fact that students rarely get to make hypotheses in the everyday classes and feel uncomfortable with making a wrong one. Thus, it is imperative to help our students understand that the starting point to learn about anything new is to make an assumption – something to get started with – and try to find out if it is correct or not. Building hypotheses helps students develop skills that help them build arguments, make meaningful chains of thoughts and finding ways to combine different elements and pieces of information.

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PLATON is a two-year European project launched on September 2016. It aspires to provide teachers and school communities with a coherent teachers’ training framework which will update their current teaching practices. More particularly, PLATON aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on:

  • Promoting student-centred teaching approaches;
  • Promoting a holistic interdisciplinary approach;
  • Support the use of online educational tools;
  • Support the meaningful collaboration between teachers of the same school.

 

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