Problems and weaknesses at school: how can we identify them?
Phase of problem-identification
If you would like to improve your own school, you must first come to terms with its weaknesses. That is often not as obvious as it seems: what one person finds unbearable may not be seen as drastically.
Finding out what actually students and teachers find worth improving may be the first step of a phase of collecting information.
Possibilities of collecting information
The following measures are suitable to get hints about the school's problematic aspects:
- data collection (e. g. how many students do actually use the schoolyard? how often are there disruptions in a lesson?)
- observing students'/teachers' behaviour (e. g. what do students do during a break? how do teachers react to lesson disruptions?)
- survey with a questionnaire (e. g. how satisfied are students with the schoolyard? to what extent do students perceive lesson disruptions as a problem?)
- online survey in the school's intranet