On the 21st of May, the project meeting started with an arranged tour of Iasi city, the cultural capital of Romania, where the participants had an overview of the culture and daily lives of the inhabitants. Teachers and students visited the oldest university in the country, they had a tour of the most important park in the city and they were able to tour different museums and areas related to the Romanian culture and history.
The host school –I.I.S.Luzzatti - organized visits to Venice and its lagoon, an institutional meeting with Venetian local authorities and a moment of intercultural exchange
The Comenius participants had the opportunity to compare two vocational schools for a better understanding of Italian education context.
The host school - Secundária Cacilhas-Tejo - organized visits related to different periods of the Portuguese historical heritage, in order to allow our partners to experience the country.
On the 16th of May, the project meeting started with an informal meeting at the hotel with the participant teachers. The students started with joining the classes at Midyat Anadolu Lisesi with their host friends.
On the 21st of February, the project meeting started with an informal meeting at the hotel with the participant teachers. The students who had already arrived, attended the lesson at school with their partners. After the meeting, all the teachers and students took part in the arranged tour of Oviedo.
The host school organized school visits to two (2) schools of Tapa Parish, where participants got an overview of the Estonian school system and heard about the history, the benefits, and school problems within Tapa Vald.
Environmental issues are becoming more and more prevalent nowadays. It is important to help students have a better understanding by becoming involved in projects. Environment is a kind of concern which should be interest of mass movements. By this school partnership at European level, there will be hundreds of pupils and parents to take action for a global issue threatening our future. The cooperative work is of vital importance to do something effective and unforgettable. Through the cooperative work done to offer solutions for a common problem, the participants' communication skills and interpersonal dialogue skills will improve in an European dimension. Besides, when the pupils recognize the differences and understand what different countries may also have in common, they would get the idea of "European citizenship".
The project consists of 3 stages.
Stage one: students will meet for the first time and will begin developing the partnership. Participants will identify similar problems, and develop ways to address them in school curriculum.
Stage two: students will implement a recycling system for each school and will design a theatrical play to include younger students.
Stage three: students will identify a green project for their local community, and listen to seminars in environmental science and development. Each participating school will identify a building in their community that is in need of repair. Students will use their newly gained knowledge and create plans, which will include blue prints and plans for renovation of the building. These plans will be presented to each town council.
The project is student based and focused. Student inclusion is essential for the success of the program. The project will also provide students and teachers to cooperate at European level and to manage intercultural dialogue. The students will improve their learning and individual skills and the teachers will improve their professional and personal skills by the activities planned during the project. The new friendships among pupils and understanding the lifestyles of other cultures will clear away the bias towards foreigners.
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