The Student Voice – The BRIDGE to Learning project empowers students to participate meaningfully and collaboratively in improving their experience of school, encouraging their engagement in learning and improving teacher-student relationships.
The project will provide different models of working in partnership with students by giving them voice and develop their skills and attitudes to become responsible and democratic citizens. Through CPDs, and other initiatives teachers will be supported to build partnership with students so that they can reach their full potential as learners and democratic citizens.
Young people will benefit in a range of different ways: increased confidence, self-esteem, responsibility, communication skills, qualities of leadership, and ability to listen to others. Students will become more active learners and consequently develop their self-regulating abilities. Their engagement and motivation will increase by giving them voice. Student will develop their competencies to become responsible and active citizens. Teachers will reflect upon their teaching practices in order to optimize the learning of the learners. Thus they will build commitment and capacity to work in partnership with students.
15 schools in 5 EU countries – Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland, Slovenia and Hungary – will be involved in the international project. All member partners will work with schools on national level so the project results will be disseminated to as many schools as possible.