The Teaching Methods in Framhaldsskólinn í Mosfellsbæ (FMOS)

The school uses various teaching methods to enhance the students' ability to learn. The course evaluation is consistent throughout the term and is supported with the usage of formative assessment. The students get constant feedback on their work.

Ambitious Learning

The school offers an ambitious form of learning that can be made to fit the students. The students should show ambition, work hard and study methodically during their studies. The students receive assistance and support that they need, this collective goal is to help students achieve their own goals.

Active Students and Assignments

Students are active participants in their studies and obtain necessary knowledge and skills by finishing assignments. This work makes it easier for students to fully comprehend the material. Moreover, the learning becomes meaningful and the lessons are more notable. The core of assignment based learning is that students expand their abilities and knowledge by working on miscellaneous assignments. 

Various Teaching Methods and Formative Assessment

The school uses various teaching methods to enhance the students' ability to learn. The course evaluation is consistent throughout the term and is supported with the usage of formative assessment. The students get constant feedback on their work. 

The students learn through a variety of methods, both for teaching and for the evaluation of the work, here are a few examples:

a discussion, short movies, role playing, assignments of publication as individuals and groups, handed in either verbally or in a written form, diary work, journals and portfolios, to name a few. 

Formative Assessment

One of the main goals of formative assessment is to focus on learner autonomy. The environment of study has to be characterized by a culture of success and the school focuses on creating learning communities with dynamic interaction between teachers and students. This student – teacher interaction and the discussion in the classroom is very important. The students get constant feedback on their work. The main purpose of the comments is to help the students improve their skills and performance. Moreover, guide the student's future studies. In addition, students use self-assessment and peer evaluation.

Learner Autonomy

The teaching methods encourages students' independence and helps them control their learning pace with the support of teachers and the student counselor. 


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