Our School has managed to become part of the Erasmus + K229 school cooperation project. These projects are intended to improve communication among the different European countries through the development of collaborative activities. It is intended that students are aware of European diversity while learning from their peers and exchanging ideas with students of the same age (12-14 years) from other countries.
Initially, the duration of the project is 2 years but we do not know how it will affect the current health situation. We participate in the project “Learn your Culture before you Teach” together with educational centers in Hungary, which is the coordinating country, Italy, Turkey, Poland and the Azores islands of Portugal. The language of communication between the different countries will be English, but the activities that students will carry out on the subject in question can be in their own language. It is a multidisciplinary project, where activities related to history, music, theater, literature, languages, art, biology, geology, dance, traditional games, folklore, gastronomy, natural spaces, crafts, new technologies, etc. will be carried out.
The project includes meetings of 4 students plus two teachers in each of the associated centers. In total 20 students and 10 teachers from each country would have the opportunity to travel to these international meetings. In these meetings, the host country programs different activities that have to do with some of the aspects worked during the development of the project. In our case, we will be hosts in the 5th mobility so we will have enough time to learn from the other centers and have the works of the center already finished. The theme that we have been assigned is Traditional Music and Dances.
This is a short summary of the objectives pursued by the “Learn your Culture before you Teach” project:
-Increase the responsibility of the student to preserve and value their own cultural and natural heritage.
-Promote the exchange of ideas between teachers.
-Create and develop activities that integrate their own cultural heritage in the learning process.
– Improve skills in languages and new technologies
.-Promote inclusion, tolerance and acceptance of students from different cultures.
Our bilingual section will actively participate in the program with the 1st and 2nd year ESO courses. The teachers who teach Geography and History and Biology lessons at these levels, Carlos López and Guadalupe Montes, will be in charge of dealing with the topics of the Erasmus + program “Learn your culture” related to their subjects, such as dances and popular traditions, as well as natural surroundings.
The use of English as the vehicular language of the program will allow these groups of students to develop skills in a second foreign language, in addition to improving their knowledge and respect for their own roots and environment.
Part of this post is a translation of the Spanish text written by Yolanda Clemente and published in the web of IES Luis de Morales School
Click on the link to obtain more information about the Erasmus + program. https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/about_es
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