The Staatliche Realschule Geisenfeld is a secondary modern school for students from grade 5 to 10 (age 11 to 16). It addresses to young people, who are interested in theoretical questions and in the same time have practical abilities and dispositions. Three different educational branches, the so called mandatory subject groups are offered. These groups forge different educational focuses. In order to prepare the pupils for their professional career, they can choose between:
Mandatory subject group I It focuses on mathematical, scientific, technical fields with emphasis on the subjects Maths, Physics and Information Technology. This mandatory subject group is addressed to those pupils who are aiming at a career in the technology branch.
Mandatory subject group II It focuses on economic studies. The subjects business administration, accountancy, economics and law, as well as Information Technology are taught. This mandatory subject group is addressed to those pupils who are aiming at a career in the economic or administrative sector.
Mandatory subject group III It consists of two branches: Branch IIIa focuses on French as a second foreign language. This mandatory subject group is addressed to those pupils who are aiming at a career in tourism and the banking sector. It also is a good preparation for further higher secondary studies. IIIb focuses on music and arts, home economics or on social science. To enhance the quality of the learning process we try to implement an evidence-based educational approach.
Role in the project: The school was the main place of personal encounter and practical work. This was realised by:
- Hosting Swedish and Bavarian teachers, headmasters and school administrators and acquainting them with local and regional historic and actual conditions.
- Collaborating with the Swedish partner school via internet and personal meetings.
- Informing the visiting groups about the school’s profile and goals.
- Preparing and showing lessons with the focus on evidence-based learning.
- Using digital media and ICT such as Android tablets to support the evidence-based learning approach.