The LOLA Toolkit

A toolkit is a set of elements that enable its users to realise a particular activity. In the case of the LOLA the purpose of providing a toolkit to secondary schools is to enable teachers and pupils to create significant learning sessions. From this short definition we can draw an important consequence for implementation: LOLA is NEITHER a ready to use package NOR a fixed exercise!
An education toolkit is meant as stimulation material. Nothing pre-masticated to apply in the class… but an enthusiastic proposition for a rich experience: what about going out of the school and meet people that live nearby but in a different way than the mainstream? Why not visiting them and experiencing their living patterns? Or inviting them in the class and asking them to tell about their lifestyles? Why not visit them and experience their living patterns? Or invite them in the class and ask them to tell about their lifestyles? Etc. There are many different ways to proceed. No one is better: different implementations may suit more or less to different learning contexts in terms of age of the kids, location of the school, time available, etc.
Therefore the first step towards implementing LOLA is to build its own implementation process among or beyond the suggestions proposed in the toolkit. Teachers and pupils should work together to decide the best way for them to proceed; And doing so they already start an enriching experience of searching for the best learning journey they can choose…
The toolkit is composed of a set of step-by-step cards, a reporter book, an exhibition guide and feedback forms.