Curriculum GUIDELINES - Fourth Guideline
IDENTIFY DIFFERENT WAYS AND METHODS TO HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP AND ACHIEVE THE RELEVANT COMPETENCES.
Even if there is a precise notion about key competences, at times there are only vague ideas about ways and methods that are available to achieve the defined goals. Different strategies should be identified and chosen to help students develop certain competences and skills. There is always more than one way to achieve a goal.
Since one of the main aims of preparatory courses is to develop relevant competences and skills, there has to be an idea about how this can be done. Furthermore, there should be a collection of adequate activities and one should know the time needed to mediate and develop key competences. As there are always several different ways that lead to the same goal, different approaches should be applied. Students’ individual learning habits should be considered.
- Identify different teaching and learning methods and approaches.
- Provide necessary resources and time for developing skills.
- Consider scientific findings.
- Consider motivational aspects.
- Initiate action research projects.