Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 08 July 2019

Views of Primary Education Teachers on the Effectiveness of the Use of Experiential Participatory Methods in the Teaching Context of the Hosting Classes

Iosif Fragkoulis, Ioannis Charitopoulos, Elissavet Vlachogianni

Hellenic Open University, Greece

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Pages: 469-479

Keywords: Host Classes, Refugees, Experiential Participatory Educational Techniques


This paper explores the perceptions of a sample of teachers as far as the teaching of experiential, participatory educational techniques to foreign pupils is concerned. The sample of the survey consisted of 50 teachers of primary schools throughout Greece while the data were collected through a questionnaire. Based on the findings gathered, conclusions are drawn on the cognitive and empirical background of the sample, on the use of techniques, as well as its perceptions on their effectiveness, the difficulties of their application and their training in them. In particular, the survey results show that almost all teachers had formed a good cognitive background about these techniques, but there is a need for further training and modernization of their knowledge on teaching. Finally, further discussion on the issues can be accomplished under study.


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