How to contribute to educational success?

Spain and Portugal

The prevailing organisational and pedagocical formulas are not guaranteeing all people access to quality education, exposing a considerable section of the population to the risk of social exclusion.

The current extent of school failure, with a state average of 24.9% in the academic year 2010-2011, imposes the need to find educational innovations that respond to these priority areas of interest:

  • Pedagogical methods based on 21st century competencies such as problem-solving, critical thinking or continuous explorative and collaborative learning.
  • Integration of educational environments (formal and informal) and agents (family, school, social community ...) to develop learning beyond the classroom.
  • Support for the sectors most vulnerable to the risk of school failure, such as children and teenagers from families with low socio-economic status, or the school population with learning disorders.
  • Involvement in the learning process, through motivating educational activities that generate a positive link with the sphere of education.
  • Promotion of educational continuity and transition and the return to education, particularly in relation to early school leaving.

We also emphasise two premises to be taken into consideration in assessing the initiatives we are are looking for:

  1. Proposals that are related to, or that strengthen or complement, the school and family work are more efficient.
  2. Initiatives that involve and integrate the different educational areas and agents, generating learning ecosystems, have a more sustainable impact.
Stakeholders panel

In Spain: Antonio Díaz garreta, Ángel Cañadilla, Antonio Cara, Carmen García de Andrés, Elisa Mena, Evelia García Peñuelas, Fathia Benhammou, Fran Jiménez, Francisco Cosinou Toscano, Francisco Javier Giménez, Javier García Cañete, Javier Martínez, Laura Morillas, Luis Carbonel, María González, Narcís Vives, Rafael Barba, Sonia Hurtado and Vicente Montes Gan.

In Portugal: Alexandra Vasconcelos, Ana Roque, Conceição Zagalo, Cristina Peixinho, Helena Gata, Joana Lopes, Margarida Barbosa, Maria João Alegria, Nathalie Balan, Nuno Frazão, Paula Pinho Branco, Ricardo Miguéis and Silvia Almeida.

Challenge completed
June 2015