Learning for vulnerable young people: the combination of digital skills and differentiated learning as a necessity for education in the Corona era to ensure social inclusion.

Following the COVID-19 crisis, education in the Meuse-Rhine Euregio has been impacted by the shutdown of schools. This closing initiated the need to rethink learning pedagogy and to develop tools to support the schooling of pupils and students in our territory. This observation led operators active in the field of education to come together and design the "skills4you" project.

"skills4you" aims to respond mainly to two identified problems:

  1. The amplification of the various digital divides evoked for several years by technopedagogical research.

A survey by Uit De Marge shows that four out of ten children experience problems with lessons, pre-teaching and homework. In addition, two thirds of children and young people do not have a laptop or personal computer at their disposal during the day. 6 out of 10 children and young people surveyed indicate that they have no one nearby who can help them with their homework. The consequence is that young people differ greatly in the prior knowledge they have during and after the COVID-19 period.

  1. Lack of teaching resources for teachers to meet the characteristics of distance education and the management of academic difficulties in hybrid or distance education.

For teachers, this means that any "global" approach, both at the digital level and in the classroom, will not meet the needs of many vulnerable young people. Differentiated teaching is a pedagogical-didactic approach that helps teachers to manage these differences in a positive and proactive way. The project therefore aims to strengthen teachers' skills in applying differentiated teaching and to show innovative ways of adapting differentiated teaching to current teaching and learning contexts.

INT Skills4You 21
Start date
End date
Praktijkgericht Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Centre of Expertise
  • Centre de recherche des instituts groupé CRIG de la Haute Ecole Libre Mosane (BE)
  • Coöpereatie Leo loopbaan U.A. - Limburgse Loopbaan ontwikkel centrum (NL)
  • Jobs@skills (BE)
  • Le Centre de Coopération Technique et Pédagogique (BE)
  • Maastricht University (NL)
  • Ministerium der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft Belgiens (BE)
  • Provincie Limburg (BE)
  • Stichting Citaverde College (NL)
  • Universiteit Hasselt (BE)
With the support of
Provincie Limburg