OUR CULTURE AND HISTORY
THROUGH ACTIVE PARTICIPATIVE METHODS
The project’s activities ensure free and active participation of the participants in various cultural, intercultural and social attractive activities, in conformity with their needs and expectations: documentary visits, thematic excursions, creating films, exhibitions, studying history, culture (art, painting, prose, poetry), UNESCO local/regional/European objectives, conferences, creating virtual products (virtual libraries, quizzes, educational games), plays, charity shows etc. and develop their civic, social attitude a feeling of belonging to the EU, active citizenship and volunteer spirit.
Furthermore, the activities consolidate access, participation and learning performance of the disadvantaged students, to reduce learning discrepancies and to prevent the risk of dropping out of school.
In this context, a greater importance will be given to the students in need of a better social inclusion and attractive and motivating access to learning for people who come from disadvantaged mediums with less opportunities in rapport with their fellow colleagues: students with low results in school, students with a high risk of school abandon, low standard of living, who pertain to ethnic groups, who come from immigrant families and face cultural and linguistic obstacles, etc.)
Throughout the project there will be three international conferences for students who will promote directly:
- combating discrimination
- racism and xenophobia
- equality of rights (including for people who pertain to immigrant or minority groups) and
- human rights
Supporting schools to tackle early school leaving (ESL) and disadvantage
The project envisages the improvement of the professional environment of integrating good practices exchange and new active teaching/learning methods, based on critical thinking and digital learning, attractive towards the new generation, so that the participants with a high risk of leaving school early to be motivated to continue their studies, in order not to become unemployed or socially marginalized. In the project there will be involved both high performance students and low performance students, students who come from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Through quality education provided through the activities of the project (curricular, extracurricular, formal and non-formal) will be sought to reduce the discrepancies of any kind between participants and building a successful career for students regardless of the students’ intellectual level, social status, including for students who come from immigrant families and for whom the linguistic barrier could hinder their access to education.
Integrating some activities in the curriculum (mathematics, science, humanities) by using active learning methods, especially critical thinking and creativity ones, will contribute to improving results in national exams, PISA tests, other type of exams, thus they can continue their studies.
Also, they will develop the young people’s abilities to actively participate in society, to integrate both socially and on the labor market.
Strengthening the profile(s) of the teaching profession Consolidation of the profile (s) of didactic professions, including teachers, school leaders and teachers of teachers
Through the means of workshops/local/international activities, the project supports the teachers from the partner schools to consolidate their professional profile, to improve their practices and active- participative teaching/learning methods, digital learning for an integrated approach of history and national/European culture, in various subjects (mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, history, native language, foreign languages, geography, etc.) skills and competencies of efficiently approaching teaching and evaluating mathematics, science and literacy (where appropriate).
At the same time, both during national activities and international ones, the project will develop/improve the teachers’ competencies in approaching holistically teaching/learning foreign languages, approaching diversity in class (social, linguistic, cultural, ethnic) and it will motivate them to adopt and use new ideas, innovative good practices during daily activities in conformity with the organizational needs and objectives.
During transnational meetings, to which principals will also take part in, they will benefit of a better understanding of educational practices and politics in various schools from Europe.
Good practices exchanges in the management field will consolidate their role and profile at institutional level through optimizing vertical managerial and communication competencies at institutional level.