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Title of Initiative / Project
Name of Organiser
Latvian Education foundation
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Thematic area
Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Biology
Language of the deliverable
Latvian, English
Target Group
Teachers, Students
Description of the initiative
Teachers, professors and other participants of Latvian educational system already for a longer time were discussing a serious problem - necessity to introduce new, innovative methods in attainment of study material, as the main problem was continuing cramming or reproduction of given material instead of understanding its content.
By applying some of inductive approach theories were worked out know-how; that allowed reaching systematic, methodical development of models. That enabled provision of teachers' trainings and with development of Internet also dynamic involvement of audience. Audience developed acceptable - comprehensible models that were later checked by administrators to ensure correct interpretation of material.
LIF invitation was accepted by one of the most prestige schools of Latvia - Riga English Grammar School; that was ready to engage in building learning tool for hard sciences of secondary school.
LIF provided trainings of selected teachers and gave them administrator rights, guided by these teachers some most talented students built first models to start development of web as well as selected the design and navigation tools. It appeared that students perform this kind of tasks in high quality. Next step was creating teacher and student interest; that was successfully stimulated by sponsors organized competitions.
The system's active usage was started and is still continued by Riga Distance Learning Secondary School and many other schools. Learning tool is free of charge available for all the potential users. Important additional incentive to continue the project was given by "Education Innovation award" for best innovation in maths, biology, physics, chemistry of year 2011 received in State competition. The diploma signed by own-hand of President of the Republic of Latvia is pride of Riga English Grammar School. The successful beginning of the project as well as wide audience of users gave LIF inspiration to continue spreading this method and tool in other countries and audiences.
For more information it is possible to download the presentations of the methodology:
- Goerudio Approach
- Goerudio Comprehension Models
More Information
Learning tool is free of charge available for all the potential users.
Comprehension is essential in almost of any subject taught: sciences, mathematics, law and many others. Latvian Education Fund's supported comprehension tool has proved itself in Latvia and we wish to expand its use around the world.
Teachers’ Opinion
A new, innovative approach to learning, creating persistent knowledge in the development of creativity and motivation to learn science subjects with interest. Modern learning typical trend is an excess of information selection and revision. To perform this task, the student must understand what to look for, what to select. If a student does not understand who to focus on, it is difficult to obtain knowledge, and are mostly lost the motivation to learn.
Using the understanding of patterns of a methodology based on events or perceptions of the child's experience with him to understand things, you can create an understanding of complex processes and concepts. In addition, this work is done by the student himself - creating awareness model, thus contributing to the sustainable development of knowledge. It is often necessary to make a theme of repetition, then it may be useful for understanding the established models that are freely available for any internetvietnē Also, teachers can be successfully used his hour presentation topics as illustration or as a motivation for a new awareness in model building.
Raising models methodology is universal access to sustainable knowledge creation. Achieving sustainable knowledge in the modern overwhelmed already become a serious problem for the learner practice.
Students’ Opinion
This approach provides the student himself to learn and to search for information and create models. Consequently, it contributes to the understanding of complex topics.

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Date: 2015.03.25

Posted by Laura Capella (Italy)

The initiative deals with creativity, that is a very important tool in a real deep comprehension of a subject. Creativity is a directly active approach to understand things, a constructive way to solve problems. Stimulate student's creativity is the best way to make people aware of their own skills. When students don't understand a topic, or an entire subject, often feel to be loosing time and experiment a lack of motivation, creativity can override this lack of motivation, even if results are not brilliant from an esthetic point of view. I'm planning to test with my classes this metodology.


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.