Upesleju internatpamatskola-rehabilitacijas centrs - Latvia
MustafaKemal Ilkokulu - Istanbul - Turkey
Scoala Gimnaziala ”Nicolae Iorga” Iași - Romania
Scuola dell'infanzia paritaria L'Albero Azzurro - Italy
Colegio Cooperativa Lagomar - Spain
The project groups from each school partner will select their participants. Each partner is free tochoose their participants in accordance to their internal rules, ensuring transparency by followingsome common criteria: degree of interest in the topic of the project, motivation to work with theproject team, willingness to spend productive time when involved in the programme, ability topromote and disseminate the project work.
Pupils: The age of the actively involved pupils in the project is from 05 to 08. By being too young to realisemobilities, they can participate in locally organized activities. Each school’s Erasmus+ project clubscan unite all those pupils who are interested in participating in the project and can offer them a sense of belonging into a group, and activate their commitment to being involved. At least 30 pupils should be recruited by each partner to contribute to the project’s outcomes and dissemination events. Decoration of the Erasmus+ corners, organization of various workshops, presentations for the rest of their mates and artistic events will be basic activities during the welcoming of the international meeting events.
Teachers: Each teacher team will be of minimum 5 teachers for each partner school. A total number of about 125 teachers are expected to actively realise the project and attend the planned international meetings. An English teacher is necessary to be included in each team to ensure a flawless communication in at least one foreign language. Moreover, an ICT teacher will facilitate the ICT use for doing some of the products and evaluate the questionnaire to be made and structure the statistical information. A Psychological counselor should monitor the pupils’ behaviour. Teachers from various specialisation can help render storytelling a teaching tool for a number of differentschool subjects. The school head teachers’ responsibility is to support the development of the project in their school and encourage teachers to actively participate.
Parents: The families are invited to participate in various workshops, cultural workshops, open-day events,and international meetings. About at least 150 families are estimated to contribute to the programme and promote their country’s traditions and customs by cooking traditional food during the intercultural workshops. In light of the above, more than 460 family members are expected to be indirectly affected by the project.
Local community: The City hall representatives and delegates of other educational institutions, school inspectors, stakeholders and mass media, etc., will be invited to attend the local events, which will be organized for the dissemination of the project. The Mayor will be invited to be actively involved in the visit of the partner school delegations and practically support the educational activities. It is estimated that morethan 100 local community people will be informed about this project and its resulting outcomes.
All partner schools include pupils with less opportunities. The categories which were found to be common are: economic problems, cultural differences, educational difficulties and health problems including disability. As this project topic usually fascinates small and older children, pupils can expand their cultural awarenes, promote their national heritage and familiarise themselves more extensively with their national values in a fascinatig way.
There are students of immigrant families who are facing cultural differences. A number of the pupils face financial problems belonging to split families. Also, there are students with educational difficulties because of lack of motivation. By working on a familiar topic using interactive activities and modern technologies, enhancement of motivation to learning is targeted. The project canpromote social inclusion because through it the pupils with health problems and disabilities will be offered the opportunity to contribute to the development of the project materials.
Finally, the project is designed in multifold way in order to addresses all learning styles so that pupils with fewer opportunities can find activities they are able to tackle and contribute as much as they can to the project. They will be encouraged to attend all workshops, the Erasmus+ corner, create presentations,and join the project club. Most project activities enhance peer to peer teaching locally and internationally.
– to raise awareness regarding the shared features and differences among the 5 European cultures
– to develop creativity and literacy skills of the pupils coming from 5 different EU schools
– to increase pupils’ willingness to express their feelings and thoughts
– to encourage the use of the storytelling technique throughout the curriculum
Τhe following activities following Fleming's VARK model are designed in such a way as to address alllearning styles of pupils and fulfill the objectives of the project:
- visual learners: a logo, digital stories, questionnaires, Erasmus+ corners, wrist bands
- oral learners: group discussions, email exchanges, web-chat on a Facebook page or an eTwinningPlatform.
- reading or writing learners: PowerPoint presentations, magazine stories, Puppet plays scripts,dictionary and flyers.
- kinesthetic learners: construction of materials from the “Stories Arts and Crafts” workshops and carnival creations.
The targeted results to be yielded are:
-the logo of the current project
-presentations of the cities, countries and schools involved in this project
-presentations of national myths, legends, stories and fairy tales
-five digital stories
-one exhibition to display and promote all materials created in the “Stories Arts and
-five scripts suitable for five Puppet plays
-one thematic carnival (by using characters from myths, stories, fairytales, etc.)
-ten lesson plans
-three webpages of the current project
-promotional materials: wrist bands, flyers and bookmarks
-the project’s e-brochure
-the DVD of the project
The outcomes of this partnership proposal is expected to reflect the learning experiences of theparticipants. A main objective of the project is to motivate other educationalists and people, who areinterested in holding events based on the same topic, to use the produced materials.Our school’s international cooperation will result in expanding our school’s institutional developmentplan.
The school curricula will acquire international features as the teaching tools and materials createdduring the partnership programme will continue to be used and integrated in our schools curricula.