|Sumár projektu:||Number and profile of participants;
• 2 schools
• 49 students
• 12 teachers
Context/background of project;
To encourage our students and our teachers to exchange information on common school issues ( e.g. exchange of teaching methods and learning strategies) and common challenges (e.g. integration of foreign students with a variety of languages and cultures, mobile phones at school) we have to deal with daily.
Our goal is to benefit from our interaction and exchange of know-how. This exchange should not end after these two years, but become a long term project and reliable partnership for all of us.
The objectives of our project are open education and innovative practices in the digital area, social and educational worth of European heritage,
Prevention of early school leaving and discrimination at school.
As well as teaching and learning foreign language, common european cultural heritage and prevention of school dropout.
These goals are to be achieved through the three learning meetings and the accompanying eTwinning project.
Description of activities;
C1: European Language Days (Slovakia)
The focus of this meeting is language learning. As part of the European Language Day, the students will lead workshops together. Likewise, a common historical heritage is visited and interculturality is the focus. The project is part of the social and pedagogical woth of European heritage. The visit of a horse breeding farm is important to see an example of European company and shows the diversity of Europe’s economy. Furthermore the students meet each other which supports the intercultural exchange and the language learning.
C2: Social Media and digital learning (Austria)
The project is thus integrated into the goal of open education and innovative practices in the digital age. As part of the activities in Tulln, the students will not use their mobile phone for one day. After some joint cultural visits, the students will have the opportunity of self-reflection. In addition, a workshop on digital learning activities will take place in the course of the stay, during which students and teachers will jointly evaluate the school's existing digital learning strategies and present them with good and bad practice examples.
Further, it will be discussed how digital learning strategies can help learning-impaired and socially disadvantaged students to learn. Subsequently, new learning strategies will be developed together, which should be implemented in the second year of the Erasmus project.
C3: Project Week in Brussels
The project days in Brussels should unite the main objectives of our project. Both the value of the European heritage and new education and teaching methods that are developed together with students. Students should get to know Brussels, the center of the European Union, from different perspectives, a place of democracy, a place of multiculturalism and multilingualism, a place of work as well as an art center and place of history. Students will independently practice their language skills during interviews or meetings with MEPs, as well as on various city tours. In a full-time workshop, the topic of school is considered by both teachers and students in a neutral place, and important development areas are developed. Together, the two groups will present possible solutions. The goal of this workshop is to better address the needs of students, thereby increasing student motivation, thereby reducing early school leaving and potential discrimination against individual students.
During the time between learning trips, the students will work in bi-national teams via etwinning on various topics such as social media, digital learning, student motivation, but also working together on regular lessons in geography, history, science or foreign languages.
A short description of the results and impact envisaged and finally the potential longer-term benefits
Project participation represents a long-term enrichment of school development. By gaining new perspectives on digital and non-digital learning it will help each school to improve the students´ learning strategies and the teachers´ teaching tools. Moreover, the students’ will learn to deal with different intercultural situations at school and benefit in their future working life. Students and teachers acquire knowledge on how to deal with mobile phones sensibly and responsibly and how to adapt the learning settings for optimal student motivation. By conducting the project in the working language English the students improve their language skills. The results of the workshops and the complete project are shared with the not-project-members through different in-house workshops and conference and workshops across the school network, on the public version of twinspace and at open house days or at local press. The project partners would like to stay in contact with each other in order to share strategies and experiences.|