Freinet school teacher


Freinet school teachers educate students using approaches that reflect the Freinet philosophy and principles. They focus on enquiry-based, democracy-implementing and cooperative learning methods. They adhere to a specific curriculum that incorporates these learning methods through which students use trial and error practices in order to develop their own interests in a democratic, self-government context. Freinet school teachers also encourage students to practically create products and provide services in and outside of class, usually handcrafted or personally initiated, implementing the 'pedagogy of work' theory. They manage and evaluate all the students separately according to the Freinet school philosophy.

Scope notes

Includes people working in institutions at other education levels.

Alternative label

  • Freinet class school teacher

  • Mouvement de l'École Moderne teacher

  • Modern School Movement teacher

  • Freinet pedagogy teacher

  • Freinet teacher

  • teacher in Freinet school

  • Freinet primary school teacher

  • Modern School Movement methodology teacher

  • teacher in Freinet primary school

  • Freinet school educator

  • Freinet school teaching practitioner

  • Freinet school instructor

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