European toolkit memorial & peace education 2.0
Start date: Sep 1, 2015,
End date: Aug 31, 2018
Looking at our common history, this project will foster quality improvement and innovation at the level of education delivering an innovative model of European memorial & peace education 2.0 and a learning curriculum through enhanced international collaboration between the partner schools and other educational providers.
The project considers this as an opportunity and a challenge to adress the following needs of our schools:
- Students/pupils need instruments of historical literacy to read their history and so understand their future. This objective gets an extra dimension of necessity in vocational schools where 'history' is not always considered as compulsory education.
- Teachers, also in vocational secondary schools, need the space to teach why Europe today is not the Europe of a century ago and so explain what integration in Europe really means.
- Exploring the cultural background of war and peace during real life experiences in Europe the students will improve their knowledge, skills and commitment and increase their motivation in reading, researching and speaking of foreign lanuages.
- Focusing also on school leadership this project will also offer the schools and their staff members involved the opportunity to foster the attainment of young people, particularly those with migrant background and at risk of early school leaving because being part of families with low literacy.
Through this project the partner schools will not only foster quality improvement and innovation excellence at the level of education ad teaching but also our students will grow in well being at school. The project will strenghten the partner schools in their intercultural dimension within a European space for lifelong learning.
As the most tangible results of the project we will deliver a multilingual toolkit 'Memorial & Peace Education 2.0' at European level, gathering the best practices and tools of partner schools and integrating a set of 'Guidelines for school leaders fostering inclusion and a literacy 2.0 environment at school.
This intelectual output will be available through the website and app and promoted for free access by the public on eTwinning.
The partnership has a clear dissemination plan starting up from the value of ownership of the project idea in the participating schools and the involvement of the target groups by their key persons, resulting in an extented impact on the stakeholders in the field of the project on local, national and European level.
The project is placed in a perspective that goes beyond the project period and its results will be integrated in the pedagogical management of the participating schools.
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