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Students are used to blindly follow certain practices and they rarely think outside the box.


Students are used to blindly follow certain practices (when solving exercises for example) and they rarely think outside the box. This prevents them from developing their problem solving skills and learning about following a procedure actively and creatively while also discouraging them from taking initiative. Coming up with a plan for a research or an experiment is the part where students get their creativity going. Students get to use their creativity and imagination to come up with ways to solve the problem at hand on their own, instead of following a predefined plan or waiting for the teacher to explain everything.

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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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Email: platon@nuclio.pt


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