The CRADLE methodology relies on 'generalist' primary school teachers making use of their own, independently acquired foreign language skills in the classroom, thereby strengthening their profile and enabling schools to make use of this valuable – and often disregarded – asset.
CRADLE firmly place students’ interest, curiosity and sense of initiative at the centre of the learning process. Beyond this, it focuses on the intentional development of entrepreneurial skills, which at a basic level are life skills:
- personal responsibility,
- social responsibility,
- curiosity, communication and cooperation (among others)
- all resulting in self-efficacy and value creation.
Through the use of the CRADLE methodology, students have acquired these life skills both in the process of learning, and as a result of their learning – and at the same time they have acquired language skills and increased their understanding of languages as a tool for communication in subject-specific settings.