Analysis of the status quo and strategic perspectives for the development of RMA pathways in lower and upper middle schools. A Report to summarize, condense, and —with the aim of comparing trends and developments— frame the status quo and the strategic perspectives with regard to the application of the Reciprocal Maieutic Approach (RMA), enriched with the ideas of Maria Montessori’s Method in school context, with the aim of providing details and insights for a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities.The research will address also what school-based practices and programs are most effective, for whom and under what circumstances.

National and European Biographic Report. This Report will comprehend the National versions and a synthesis comparative European report. It represents a biographic work and will consider the evaluation of the social impact in terms of social pedagogy and pedagogy of the community. The expected results, analyzing findings collected thanks to the delivering of a biographic questionnaire to a sample of students, are in term of rethinking the relationships within communities and across the narration and comparison of perceived meanings as a media to promote the enhancing of critical thinking as a way to reciprocal understanding.

REACT Model and Manual. The Manual will include the

  • Guidelines for RM laboratories
  • Piloting of the laboratories in schools
  • Policy Guidance for further Sustainability and Exploitation of REACT Model
  • Policy Recommendations
  • REACT Ambassadors network

Guidelines for RM laboratories. Guidelines will be produced at the end of the pilot experience held at local level with a learning group of RM laboratories potential coordinator. Guidelines will serve for a further smooth and effective development of Reciprocal Maieutic laboratories, reporting on how to rise critical thinking skills acquisition in school context through dialogic learning as well as knowing techniques, behaviours and attitudes.

Piloting of the laboratories in schools. A final report on the piloting will be drafted for analysing the results gained. The piloting phase will be organised in Italy (Umbria and Sicily regions), Greece, Bulgaria and Spain within the involved schools that will be invited to discuss and implement the RM Model and approach.

Policy Guidance for further Sustainability and Exploitation of REACT Model. The Policy Guidance is intended as a primary input for the policy development framework coming from the monitoring and evaluation phase. The document will be based on some suggestions to guide policy makers, educational public authorities in the implementation of the programme into other schools and contexts.

Policy Recommendations. Support for policy reform will be a guidance for further sustainability and exploitation od the project, giving evidence of the effectiveness of the programme other than suggestions on the encapsulation of the RM model, focused on dialogic learning approach, in the CPD programmes in participating countries.

REACT Ambassadors network. The Ambassadors network of REACT will be constituted at an early stage of the project and will me maintained alive and efficient in order to further implement public and restricted activities keeping the awareness raised on the topic and continuing in the feedbacks collection to prepare the ground also for further educational initiatives.

Alongside those core outputs and outcomes, REACT relies on a solid Quality Assurance Plan and a Dissemination set of activities already set up at the application stage that will be constantly updated during the project’s lifespan.