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Buddyschool is a new approach to organising the school learning environment, created in response to the objectives set in the new national core curriculum; Learning community, transversal competences, cultural competence, pupil participation.

 
 
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Buddyschool is based on a peer learning process, in which younger pupils are taught by older ones. The approach promotes interaction through shared activities. Peer learning helps strengthen a range of skills among pupils, such as reading, writing and interaction skills. In addition to this, peer learning strengthens pupils’ level of activity, readiness to take responsibility and self-esteem. The approach also improves the school atmosphere in a new, happy and community-based way. Improved comfort at school, in turn, has a positive impact on pupils’ learning outcomes and provides a better readiness for upper secondary education and working life. This allows the Buddyschool approach to also help prevent the social exclusion of young people.
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The aim of the Buddyschool approach is to improve pupils’ learning outcomes, social skills and comfort at school while also supporting young people’s employment and creating permanent models for remedial teaching and learning in basic education. Studies have shown that peer learning is a very effective way of learning. Its effectiveness has been found to be significant in achieving knowledge-based learning outcomes, increasing Interaction, cooperation and varied work are factors that contribute to the learning and well-being of all the members of a community.
A learning community creates the preconditions for learning together and from each other. (National Core Curriculum for Basic Education 2014.) motivation, developing self-direction and interaction skills, comfort at school and establishing general readiness for working life.
 
 
 

Interaction, cooperation and varied work are factors that contribute to the learning and well-being of all the members of a community. A learning community creates the preconditions for learning together and from each other.

(National Core Curriculum for Basic Education 2014.)

 
 
 

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