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Positive Thinking Training
Start date: Nov 1, 2010,

Media and especially TV bombard us daily with news mainly negative, systematically ignoring many constructive and positive news that are taking place.In this way, a negative psychological attitude is promoted, resulting in intensifying pessimism. This negative psychological state has more serious repercussions to young people, who should be learning of what positive is happening around us and envisioning a better future for themselves and the world.The idea of the project isa) to offer to students from different countries a non formal education which will train them in team working to collect positive news from local, national, European and Global sources, to classify them into categories in order to present them in a positive news web site, by using modern computer technology methods. The students will:- build up a positive way of thinking which will make them optimistic for the future- acquire skills they are getting from the formal education and apply them in their daily lives - improve their native and foreign languages abilities- be encouraged to learn and to use digital technology- develop team work with other students around Europe b) to train the teachers to be capable of guiding the students on how:- to search and collect positive news by using computer technology, translate them into English, categorize and present them in a positive news web sitec) to disseminate the positive way of thinking to other students and citizens by increasing the number of the active visitors of the web site and the number of positive news providersThe target group is the secondary school students and teachers.The Leader is a public authority who assures the quality of Education and train educators.The partners are:- the department of Intelligent Systems of a Technical University- an adult training organization- 4 European secondary schoolsThe products are:- training material for trainers and trainees in 5 languages- web site for the project- the positive news site
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