Säynätsalo Comprehensive School/Lehtiasaari School is a medium-sized school located on the outskirts of the village - S äynätsalo. S tudents are recruited from residents living on three neighboring islands, diverse in terms of learning abilities and social status. S äynä tsalon peruskoulu is a school with a high level of ICT skills, and with a rich technical base. The school puts great emphasis on using these skills in education. Teachers in Säynä tsalon peruskoulu cooperate with the nearby University , organizing meetings and workshops for their students.
Säynätsalon peruskoulu is an institution with a priority of learner-centered teaching (student-centered teaching). This method ensures comprehensive development , supports individuality and autonomy.
The school systematically develops methodological skills of teachers in this regard. One of the methods used in S äynätsalon peruskoulu is gamification , which is attractive to the students and teachers . Teachers use this method for some time and are convinced of it ' s highly positive effects. They have some experience, which they are happy to share with other schools open to innovative ways of working with the student.
Teachers involved in the project speak English at a very good level that ensures full and effective communication. S äynätsalon peruskoulu s tudents speak English at a good level. During t he eTwinning project there were no noticeable problems with communication. The students were very eager and creative.
Säynätsalon peruskoulu s taff is doing very well with the latest information technology. They are creative and willing to share ideas. Every day they carry out numerous projects using IT tools.
Säynätsalon peruskoulu has been using the method of gamification f or several years. The t eachers train all the time, even though they already have their own experience. The school regularly carrie s out so called Game Weeks ', classes based on gamification. Teachers design the game s , implement them, and then analyze them . They are pioneers in the implementation of education based on topics, as opposed to the universal in Europe, and also in Poland, education based on learning su bjects.