Thursday, 14 October 2021 15:17

LIVE WITH CULTURE - LIVE THE CULTURE

LIVE WITH CULTURE - LIVE THE CULTURE

Start: 01-06-2021 - End: 31-05-2023
Project Reference: 2020-1-UK01-KA227-SCH-094521
EU Grant: 198069 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Partnerships for Creativity

Project Summary

COVID19's socio-economic impact on the cultural and artistic sectors has been unprecedented, as social distancing measures meant that they could not remain open. In addition to the devastating financial consequences, the promotion of culture and the use of art as tools for cohesion and education almost disappeared staying only at the core family level. In this context, steps should be taken to initiate real change in the way we protect and develop our common cultural heritage from an early age.In today's conditions, digital approaches to culture that promote active citizenship and social inclusion related to people's participation in culture are gaining importance.

"Our Cultures" brings together 7 cross-sector institutions from 6 different culturally diverse countries ( UK, Spain ,Turkey ,Portugal ,Italy and Greece) including schools, cultural and civil society NGOs.

Our project focuses on providing art-based learning, creating digital concrete content and making the created content easily accessible open source in order to live, sustain and promote our common cultural heritage.Our project aims to create learning tools, resources, materials and training modules in order to encourage creativity and multiculturalism.Our main goal is to create active learning opportunities in formal and non-formal education institutions, through the use of technology in arts and education.

Our project's intellectual outputs are:

O1; Virtual Culture Travel (Time and Space Travel) (Mobile application)

02; Experiential Learning Activity Books (Primary / Secondary School)

O3; Cultural Heritage Awareness Materials (Digital Arts)

We will also organise:

6 national multipliers

1 international multiplier

2 LTTs

KEY OBJECTIVES:

* To grow a sense of curiosity and tolerance among students and educators for living in a global and interconnected world with digital cultural data tools by placing our cultural heritage at the very centre of our lives,

* To obtain concrete inputs that will increase the intercultural interaction between cultural, artistic and equational institutions in a sustainable way and carry our cultural heritage to the future,

* For children and young people to discover and experience our common cultural heritage inside and outside the classroom; to enable them to develop and strengthen their different identities within an interactive, democratic, and multicultural conscious citizenship perspective,

* To ensure that children and young people have direct experience with the original heritage phenomenon (Experiential learning), be actively involved in the process, gaining commitment to the idea of ​​protecting cultural heritage, interpreting cultural heritage and seeking their own meaningful context behind the facts,

* To make our students realize the local / universal dimension of culture through digital tools and arts: Students will reveal their feelings, thoughts and perceptions freely and sincerely through artistic activities, they will offer creative products for our cultural heritage.Students will be able to transfer their creative abilities to every aspect of their lives with the different perspectives they have gained on our cultural heritage, and they will be able to beautify their environment by gaining an aesthetic consciousness.

* Developing digital literacy, collaboration and critical thinking skills of our participants through digital data tool (Web 2.0 tools, augmented reality) studies:Our participants will be able to use these competencies they have acquired on different platforms.

* To make an impressive presentation of the cultural structures and areas in the region where our partners live, using the augmented reality method and 3D design technique:This tool will have interactive content that students can easily use in lessons and outside the classroom.Our Virtual Culture Travel Tool will make a tangible contribution to cultural tourism by making the regions where partners live a center of attraction.

TARGET GROUPS

Students (7-15 years old), teachers and other educators and professionals working in formal (e.g. schools) and informal (e.g. in the community) settings. Secondary target groups include policy makers, decision makers, the media and general public as well as parents and carers.

AMBITION

During times of despair, using the underlying values of restorative justice (e.g. power sharing, equality, dignity and respect) "Our Cultures" will create a sense of belonging and awareness about the common cultural and artistic heritage of Europe.The necessity of discovering different cultures through intercultural interactions and of course the dimension of the culture extending from local to universal make the transnational implementation of the project important and necessary in order to gain European awareness.

Target Group of the Project:

Coordinator:

  • Restorative Justice for All International Institute cic - United Kingdom

Partners:

    Fattore K - Italy
  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - Greece
  • Bozyazi Kultur Sanat Ve Muzik Dernegi - Turkey
  • ESPACIO ROJO - Spain
  • ANAMUR FATIH ILKOKULU - Turkey
  • Agrupamento de Escolas do Barreiro - Portugal
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Monday, 27 September 2021 11:55

Culture, Creativity, Inclusion

Culture, Creativity, Inclusion

Start: 01-05-2021 - End: 30-04-2023
Project Reference: 2020-1-IT02-KA227-SCH-094804
EU Grant: 155850 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Partnerships for Creativity

Project Summary

In initiating the project “Culture, Creativity, Inclusion”, the institutions from Italy, Romania, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Latvia, schools and NGOs involved in intercultural education, started from the social and educational value of culture; the existence in their regions of similar contexts: multicultural students groups with discriminatory tendencies; their needs in intercultural education as a strategy for social inclusion, for reducing marginalization and to diversify the Curriculum; needs for non-formal education strategies to replace classical teaching based only on the transmission of knowledge, to create a positive working atmosphere, attractive lessons, and ICT resources; a rich national cultural heritage used as a support for intercultural education. Their strategic objectives are the orientation towards innovative, and attractive European didactics.

The aim of the project is to increase interculturality, creativity, and innovation in the practices of partner institutions, to develop skills through culture and creativity.

Project objectives for teachers as the main target group and for partner institutions:

  • 1. To offer the acquisition of innovative and motivating strategies for the social inclusion of students, using as support the national and European cultural and artistic elements.
  • 2. To provide the acquisition of types of non-formal intercultural education activities, through the exchange of good practices between partners, during LTTAs.
  • 3. To offer the possibility to create, through collaboration, efficient digital resources in learning about European cultural diversity and the appreciation of the common European values;
  • 4. To offer partner institutions their professional development, promote attractive non-formal teaching, and support schools in their regions with European digital educational resources.

The project's methodology consists of 6 LTTAs that each involves 20 teachers from partner institutions and 6-10 teachers from the host institution, and is based on innovative approaches: theoretical presentations and examples about the educational value of culture; cultural workshops; non-formal approach to a UNESCO monument; cultural theatre and creative workshops starting from works of art and cultural elements in the UNESCO Heritage; examples of involving students in cultural activities and promoting traditional elements: music, food culture, old occupations, handicrafts, folk dance; cultural ICT workshop using the media with a cultural message, to create certain types of videos and the "Digital Photo Story" as a final product.

Students will only be involved in Virtual Exchanges with partner students and in local activities included in LTTA in their schools; they will be presenters of cultural elements, actors in theater and cultural workshops, promoters of their cultural values.

Expected results through LTTAs: the acquisition of information on classroom management for inclusive education, good practices in encouraging the students ’integration; non-formal strategies and valuable multimedia resources for learning interculturality and developing students' creativity; types of cultural and ICT creative workshops; learning experiences to develop intercultural skills; educational practices using as support the national material and immaterial cultural elements of the UNESCO heritage and the traditional elements; ICT creative skills based on the cultural elements; "Digital Photo-Story", the final project product; creating E-twinning Space and the project website as tools for promoting and disseminating results.

Expected results through the students' participation: superior intercultural competencies, respect, and tolerance for other cultures; new motivations to get involved in the group's life: more oriented towards group knowledge, discovering common and different cultural aspects, an improved position towards the group culture.

The project impact on teachers illustrated by their future professional behaviors: the use of a wide range of innovative approaches; integration in their activities of the digital resources acquired through the project, especially of Digital Photo-Story, a valuable product in intercultural teaching, in the process of social inclusion; new professional skills in organizing non-formal activities, using as support the cultural elements and capitalizing on students' creativity; new ICT skills and the interest in their integrating into lessons.

Impact indicators on students: more tolerant behaviors towards students of different ethnicities and living environments; new intercultural competences: more tolerant in the interaction with students of other cultures; more eager to get involved in national cultural projects and Erasmus +.

The project sustainability can be ensured by developing new projects using at a higher level the results obtained, by integrating the results in the didactics and the Curriculum through new optional courses of intercultural education.

Target Group of the Project:

Coordinator:

  • IISS Jacopo del Duca - Diego Bianca Amato - Italy

Partners:

    ASOCIATIA EDUPURTUS - Romania
  • Rigas 80 vidusskola - Latvia
  • SEPUGS "Vasil Antevski Dren" - Republic of North Macedonia
  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - Greece
  • Özel Antalya Vizyon Koleji Anadolu Lisesi - Turkey
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Monday, 18 January 2021 10:41

no-man-no-woman-just-human

No Man No Woman Just Human

Start: 31-12-2020 - End: 30-12-2022
Project Reference: 2020-1-NO01-KA201-076451
EU Grant: 181405 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: trategic Partnerships for school education

Project Summary

First prerequisite to ensure equal opportunities for both boys and girls is to ensure equal opportunities in education. Therefore gender equality in education has utmost importance to provide equal rights and opportunities for everyone regardless of gender. Education and training have a major importance in securing gender equality in society. Ensuring the gender equality in education is a necessary duty for all of us . The basic feature of the principle of gender mainstreaming has been defined by the EU as“The systematic consideration of the differences between the conditions, situations and needs of women and men in all Community policies and actions: this is the basic feature of the principle of “mainstreaming” which the Commission has adopted. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe is convinced that the most effective way to promote gender equality is through education. This is why it adopted Recommendation CM/Rec (2007) 13 on gender mainstreaming in education, in 2007. This recommendation encourages the governments of member states to incorporate the gender perspective at all levels of the educational system - through legislation and in practice - so as to promote among young people the values of justice and participation necessary for the building of a society which guarantees true gender equality, both in the private and the public spheres. Gender equality in education, however, has many limitations and meets with various obstacles. These obstacles come from the cultural codes both in society and in schools. Even today there are limitations especially for girls for what they can do or can’t do as a woman beginning from the top of the system to the bottom. Gender issues must therefore be mainstreamed throughout educational planning – from infrastructure planning to material development to pedagogical processes. We believe that the full and equal engagement of women is crucial to ensuring a sustainable future. It appears that to achieve a holistic approach to gender equality also gender sensitive curriculum and education materials, teaching methods and techniques must be developed.

Because of this, the main priority is to train teachers, for a better gender sensitive approach. Subject of the Project: To be able to develop and contribute to studies on Social Gender Equality by providing supportive tools through education. In this sense, the project first aims to raise awareness of the educators and then to the students and parents in their sphere of influence. Purpose of the Project: General purpose of the project, to contribute to the supporting of Social Gender Equality. Purpose of the Project: Purpose of this Project, To educate methodologically educators working in formal and non-formal education and to create training modules which support gender equality that educators can apply to their age groups.

Objectives of the Project:

  • to create a network for trainers who will work on gender equality education and persons who have a multiplier effect.
  • To train a large number of trainers by creating training packages for educators.
  • To raise awareness and disseminate Gender equality at formal and non-formal education.
  • to strengthen individuals in social life in preventing gender inequality
  • to strengthen families and multiplier effect by improving the skills and expertise of educators and people in formal and non-formal education
  • develop and implement educational approaches, activities and resources applicable to both formal and non-formal education
  • recognize and disseminate the values of the European Union to strengthen democratic participation through education

Target Group of the Project: Educators / parents

Coordinator:

  • APrios Vest AS - Norway

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - Greece
  • Associació Meraki Projectes de València - Spain
  • MOBILIZING EXPERTISE AB - Sweden
  • Anamur ilce Milli Egitim Mudurlugu - Turkey
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Museopedagogy and Augmented reality: recognizing museums as educational spaces

Start: 01-11-2019 - End: 31-10-2021
Project Reference:
2019-1-EL01-KA201-062965
EU Grant:
266925 EUR
Programme:
Erasmus+
Key Action:
Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type:
Strategic Partnerships for school education

Project Summary

Culture constitutes the great wealth and driving force of the European Union. Indeed, just the former year, 2018, was declared as the European Year of Cultural Heritage, thus wishing to stimulate action but also to enhance the value of culture in developing a common European identity and a sense of belonging to the EU citizens.

The present proposal seeks the convergence of culture and education through the creation of an integrated educational program for the younger audience and especially the school and preschool audience provided in small museums, mainly in the province, of EU countries, using modern technology with emphasis on augmented and mixed reality. The partnership of this project has been formed with the participation of academic partners, small and large-scale museums, technological bodies along with secondary schools.

The present project hopes to turn the school visit to the museum into a stunning, charming and enjoyable learning process through an application and a game appropriately designed for school education and for its use in the educational process of the classroom providing the opportunity for experiential practice and play in the museum. The target audience is the whole school community, but mainly focusing on children, teenagers and teachers in the areas of the partners.

In order to achieve the objectives of the project, a set of activities will be set up concerning both the implementation and the subsequent exploitation of its results.

The following results are expected from the implementation of the project:

  • A guide to museum education with the use of modern technology
  • Virtual tour platform tailored to school education
  • Game with enhanced and mixed reality technology
  • Application for smartphones and tablets with access both to the platform and the game

Apart from the partner schools involved in the project, it is planned to inform the school community of the region of each partner museum with an invitation to visit and use the integrated educational program. The outcomes of the project will be available at no cost, both during the project and for three years after the funding period for further elaboration.

By implementing the project, the following objectives are expected to be achieved:

  • shaping the perception of small and medium-sized museums as places of learning, especially in the province of EU countries
  • highlighting the potential of technology as a means of promoting and learning about Europe's culture
  • highlighting the potential of technology as a means of attracting children and young people to the cultural wealth of Europe
  • the promotion of educational programs provided by museums as additional to the education taking place in the classroom
  • developing co-operation between museums and school communities to provide modern education
  • redefining small and medium-sized museums in the province of EU countries as attractive destinations for children and youth

Website: monaproject.eu

Coordinator:

  • RESEARCH CENTER OF MUSIC, MUSEUM VASILIS TSITSANIS - GREECE

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - GREECE
  • IMC FACHHOCHSCHULE KREMS GMBH - AUSTRIA
  • STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VAN AMSTERDAM - NETHERLANDS
  • Liceo Classico Federico Frezzi - Beata Angela - ITALY
  • Kunstmeile Krems Betriebs GesmbH - AUSTRIA
  • EUROPEAN GRANTS INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY SRL - ITALY
  • STICHTING NATIONAAL CENTRUM VOOR WETENSCHAPS- EN TECHNOLOGIECOMMUNICATIE - NETHERLANDS
  • MOUSIKO SCHOLIO TRIKALON - GREECE
  • Associazione Culturale Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary - ITALY
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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 13:25

Duy Sesimi!

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Let's Create Chances for Future Prosperity for Our Children from Broken Family

Start: 31-12-2017 - End: 30-12-2018 Project Reference: 2017-1-TR01-KA101-040955 Programme: Erasmus+ Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals Action Type: School education staff mobility

Project Summary

The aim of the project is to reduce inequality between children from broken families and these children's peers to try to help them as guides. Furthermore, by the help of course, we will be able to help students from broken families to overcome prejudges owned by their peers and people in their immediate environment. As a result, we will be able to support our students from broken families academically, cognitively and personally.

Coordinator:

  • Birinci Inonu Ilkokulu - TURKEY

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - GREECE
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99.85 % OF THE WORLD POPULATION DOES NOT LIVE IN SWEDEN: LEADS TO BROMANGYMNASIET INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN VET

Start: 03-09-2018 - End: 02-09-2020 Project Reference: 2018-1-SE01-KA116-038998 Programme: Erasmus+ Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals Action Type: VET learner and staff mobility with VET mobility charter

Project Summary

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Coordinator:

  • Bromangymnasiet - SWEDEN

Partners:

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 12:56

Generation that encodes the future

GELECEĞI KODLAYAN NESIL

Start: 31-12-2018 - End: 30-12-2019 Project Reference: 2018-1-TR01-KA101-052734 Programme: Erasmus+ Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals Action Type: School education staff mobility

Project Summary

The aim of the project is to learn coding, robotics and arduiono and to can learn to the children easily. Five teachers from the kindergarten were attended to the course in the premises of Anaptixiako Kentro Thessalias from 8/4/2019 till 16/4/2019.

Coordinator:

  • Sarikiz Anaokulu - TURKEY

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - GREECE
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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 10:53

log on back to life

log on back to life

Start: 01-09-2017 - End: 31-08-2019
Project Reference: 2017-1-TR01-KA201-046632
EU Grant: 230477 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for school education

Project Summary

A modern phenomenon that has been recorded in recent years is internet addiction Disorder (IAD). Internet addiction is described as an impulse control disorder, which does not involve use of an intoxicating drug and is very similar to pathological gambling. Some Internet users may develop an emotional attachment to on-line friends and activities they create on their computer screens. Internet users may enjoy aspects of the Internet that allow them to meet, socialize, and exchange ideas through the use of chat rooms, social networking websites, or "virtual communities." Similar to other addictions, those suffering from Internet addiction use the virtual fantasy world to connect with real people through the Internet, as a substitution for real-life human connection, which they are unable to achieve normally.

Internet addiction has become of the main problems that European secondary school students are facing so our community has to deal with the source of the problem and its impacts. There is a tentative need to investigate the phenomenon and its impacts to all partners’ countries.

The proposed project will cover a number of gaps concerning the phenomenon of addiction to the internet and will detect others that will arise from the social research of the project and form the recording of the phenomenon. The project anticipate contributing to the scientific approach to the diagnosis of the factors that lead to addiction and help in the development of policies that will lead to prevention and treatment of the phenomenon in all its aspects, as they have been emerged from the scientific research so far.

Through the activities of the project, participating organizations, especially those involved with education will have the opportunity to study in depth the phenomenon of students' addiction to the use of the Internet and its impact. Participating organizations will have the change through the project activities and results to highlight those initiatives, educational methods and activities that will lead in both timely and valid revelation of the problem and in the proposal for implementation of all those policies and scientific methods that will lead to an effectively address of the problem. By the end of the project participating organization will be able to offer special training and information sessions to both their teachers and staff and to their students regarding Internet addiction Disorder (IAD) in terms of identifying, preventing and dealing with the phenomenon. That will be done by using the dedicated material and analysis that will arise as project’s results and by using the special eplatform of the project developed for this kind of activities.

Special mention should be made on:

  • the social research to be carried out in the framework of our project using specially designed questionnaires by specialized scientists. The questionnaire will be based on already developed and internationally recognized relevant questionnaires, (such as The Internet Addiction Test (IAT), which is one of the most utilized diagnostic instruments for Internet addiction), but will be a customized version of these, according to the requirements and needs of our proposed project
  • the Reference Handbook on Assess, prevention and Treatment of Internet Addiction to be developed in the framework of our project. The Handbook will not be a simple document (e.g pdf) file but also an ebook which will be available for all kind of mobile devices (e.g laptops, tablets, smartphones etc). Special mentioned should be made in the new approaches of prevention and treatment which will be proposed under the framework of your project and be included in the handbook
  • the new cooperative methodology for the assessment and prevention of internet addiction of Secondary school students that will be developed. The proposed methodology will focus on non pharmacological interventions as these methods cannot be applied in the school environment in an easy way. The methodology is going to be based on the concept of cooperative learning in which students and teachers form discussion teams in order to explore a significant question or create a meaningful project.

We hope that the proposed project will be the starting point and an opportunity for academic exchange between partners and the associated partners, which will highlight the benefits of the Internet, as well the risks arising from abnormal use of the internet. Through the planned activities of the project we expect to have an integrated as possible knowledge of the effects of the use of new technologies, for shielding and empower of secondary school students regarding early diagnosis and addressing of the problem.

Our ambition is to influence, with the results of our research and our activities, institutional and policy makers so to start a dialogue and a thorough investigation of the problem at European level with the participation of the school community.

Coordinator:

  • ISTANBUL VALILIGI - TURKEY

Partners:

  • ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS - GREECE
  • Inspectoratul scolar judetean Iasi - ROMANIA
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO - ITALY
  • DIPNOT DERNEGI - TURKEY
  • YASAR UNIVERSITESI - TURKEY
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