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Title of Product
The “[email protected]” blog
Image of the product
Name of Author(s)
INFOREF
Name of Producer
INFOREF
Date of Production
2013
Language of the review
English
Language of the product
French, English
Level
European
Type of product
Web Site
Thematic Area
Students with learning difficulties
Target Group
Students
Description of Contents
This tool for students was developed within the framework of the “[email protected]” project dedicated to early school leaving prevention.

It is the result of a collaboration between the organisation Inforef and a working group made up of different actors of education in French-speaking Belgium (the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles): teachers, educators, school mediators, headmasters, youth aid services, psychologists, services of the Ministry of Education ...

“You have difficulties at school? You think you’re not smart enough to succeed? You don’t feel you belong? You don’t know who to turn to? … “.

The “[email protected]” blog aims to inform students, help them think, give them the chance to express themselves, prompt debate on issues related to early school leaving.
Review
The homepage displays six real testimonies of teenagers who had problems at school but were not able to talk about it and dropped out of school … Each testimony is illustrated by a video.

The testimonies are related to problems teenagers are often confronted to. These are learning difficulties but also, problems related to integration, guidance, bullying, family and personal problems.

Discovering the testimonies and videos, the students will be able to identify themselves (or some of their schoolmates) in the situations evoked.

They may have better solutions than those proposed in the videos, advice … Their opinions can change the course of things.
The blog aims to foster reflexions, either through discussion with other teenagers or adults (a teacher an educator, a parent ...) on those problems, or commenting on a video, asking a question (anonymously if they wish).

The blog also provides students with a concrete object, “the Cube”, they can use to complete their reflexions.

In the Cube, beside the testimonies related to the videos, it is possible to introduce notes, reflexions, drawings ... through an opening. Those ideas can be used for future thoughts.

The Cube is adjustable. Students can make it their own and edit it. They can search other videos. They can also change the testimonies in relation to their school environment.

The blog is accessible for free. The testimonies, videos and instructions are available in English and in French.

The product is a result of this previous project

Title of the project
[email protected]
The School Inclusion Project Transfer of Innovation
Funding Programme
Lifelong Learning Programme : Leonardo Da Vinci – Transfer of Innovation
Sector
School Education
Promoter
Istituto Professionale F. Datini (Italy)
Project number
2011-1-IT1-LE005-01961

20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.