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Title of the Experience
Relationship between teachers and pupils
Name of the teacher
Country where it took place
School typology
Lower Secondary School
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Teaching in class
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
I think it is easier if it is you who have the first lessons with the children and they are a sort of beginners in your field. You teach them to make the first steps. It is more difficult when you receive them from other schools from different backgrounds. They might have developed some blockages or inhibitions due to certain learning experiences. They already have a certain negative attitude towards your subject. The general atmosphere of the class counts a lot: how comfortable the other pupils feel, how encouraging you are as teacher, how tolerant the other children and you are with mistakes, how patient everybody is with the rest of the group etc. Learning depends on the quality of the relationship established between teachers and pupils. Doing experiments in class helps lot because they engage everybody body and soul; they are accessible and handy; they start with concrete facts; they stimulate learning by doing and learning through one’s senses. They help pupils make connections between different fields and transfer knowledge. I remember how difficult such concepts as opaque, transparent or translucid were for my students. We needed to do the experiment with several objects placed in front of their eyes and everything became very easy.

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Date: 2014.10.27

Posted by Māra (Latvia)

This is very significant experience in subjects with practical context - physics, chemistry. But the practical work can also be used in mathematics. Colleague is absolutely right with regard to the judgments of the working environment and mutual communication. Also with the hard previous experience. Our conditions for creating a positive environment is essential to reduce the number of pupils in group - 15-20 (max) to be able to really pay attention to each.

Date: 2014.10.23

Posted by Andreea (Romania)

I totally agree with the aspects mentioned, the general athmosfere of the class counts a lot and the relationship created between the teacher and the students is essential for the teaching/learning process.
In my opinion the single biggest factor affecting student's feelings about subjects was whether they liked the teacher who taught them. Teachers are the ones that have to inspire the students, to motivate them, to support them to understand and enjoy the science subjects. If a teacher is motivated in the teaching process, then the students will be too.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.