The project in a nutshell

Cradle aims to develop a new teaching methodology for primary schools and to explore its potential. Through four innovative outputs, the CRADLE teaching methodology will employ a cross-curricular activity-based, student-centred, exploratory teaching and learning approach, focusing on the simultaneous development of foreign language and entrepreneurial skills among young pupils (aged 8-12). The implementation of CRADLE places studentsĀ“ interest, curiosity and sense of initiative at the centre of the learning process. It focuses on the intentional development of entrepreneurial skills, which at a basic level are life skills.

What we do

The blended teacher training course will train primary school teachers to use the Cradle methodology in their classrooms. It will teach them how to use their foreign language knowledge by creating a foreign language environment. It will also teach them how to create and implement cross-curricular projects that support the learning of entrepreneurial skills in combination with the use of a foreign language

A set of tools will also be available for teachers. Practical implementation recommendations will support school leaders in their adoption of the methodology as a common practice in their schools and the mainstreaming strategy will guide organisations on how to mainstream innovative teaching methodologies in the primary school sector in multiple European countries.