Projekto aprašymas


ERASMUS+: 2018-1-PT01-KA229-047496 SETTING OUR MINDS FREE FROM STEREOTYPICAL IDEAS

24 MONTHS – START DATE 01 NOVEMBER 2018 |END DATE – 31 OCTOBER 2020

 

PARTNERS

Agrupamento de Escolas Águeda Sul –Águeda- Portugal (935753084) Applicant organization SOU Gimnazija „Goce Delcev“ – Kumanovo- Macedonia (907619204)

Kaunas Antanas Smetona Gymnasium – Kaunas – Lithuania (930894839)

Colegiul National de Informatica „Carmen Sylva“ – Petrosani- Romania (945528065) Pazar Fen Lisesi – Pazar – Turkey (922466994)

PROJECT KEY IDEAS: EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy | Early School Leaving / combating failure in education |ICT &- digital Skills

PROJECT SUMMARY:

European countries face an increasing flow of immigration cases and struggles to adapt to this phenomenon on a political, social and economic level. Tackling migration issues has been a top priority in the European agenda, including in the agenda of educational organizations which hold the long term responsibility to shape mind and behaviour of the younger generations who will be dealing with in a multicultural societies. Setting our minds free from stereotypes is therefore an educational strategy aiming at educating high school students within democratic values and principles in the context of social diversity and growing mobility. It is important our students become aware of the stereotypes and discrimination affecting society and give them a chance to change mentalities as citizens who will take the future decisions. Mainstream societies tend to categorize people in labels, according to what they think is (un)acceptable, which certainly leads to discrimination. Negative judgement leads to discriminative behavior. From discrimination to conflict there is only one small step, easy to take but whose footprint is very hard to erase. By doing this project, we will try to reduce violent and discriminatory behavior against people which are different from us.

PROJECT AIMS

  • Exchange good practices in raising awareness and changing social behavior
  • Develop a sense of shared responsibility in social behavior
  • Contribute to the increase in the intercultural dialogue
  • Learn about the causes and consequences of stereotype, prejudice and discrimination
  • Identify ways to avoid consequences of stereotypes
  • Learn about European and Universal human rights and values
  • Empower students with skills which allow them to be active voices defending democratic
  • Identify minority groups or social values and roles most prone to discrimination, hate and
  • Acquire knowledge about stereotyping and discrimination concepts in areas which they can manifest and well as about their dangers
  • Improve foreign language communication, critical thinking and problem solving
  • Develop the ability to use Media and other ICT resources to produce coherent content and
  • Empower students as trend setters within democratic
  • Take advantage of international experience, knowledge and strategy in solving discrimination
  • Educate towards an active citizenship on national and European

 

MOBILITIES 

MEETINGS HOST N0.

TEACHERS

N0 STUDENTS VENTURE TOPICS ACTIVITIES
 

 

NOVEMBER 2018

 

 

PAZAR

TURKEY

 

 

11

 

 

0

 

 

JOINT STAFF EVENT

 

Planning dissemination and implementation strategies | Assigning responsibilities

Getting to know each other Welcome session at school Meeting with local authorities with focus on the project topic

Work meeting Cultural event

Meeting evaluation

FEBRUARY 2019 ÁGUEDA

PORTUGAL

 

8

 

24

 

STUDENT EXCHANGE

C1 – Stereotypical thinking and discrimination: common Forms

of stereotypical Discrimination

 

Welcome session at schools/local authorities

Icebreaking activities for students Teachers’ work meeting (planning, monitoring, assessing and implementing activities)

Students’ presentation of project products and production of others, according to the topics assigned to each country.

Seminars on the project topic Cultural events

Meetings evaluation Attendance certificates

 

MAY 2019

PETROSANI

ROMANIA

 

8

 

24

STUDENT EXCHANGE C2 – Gender and racial equality: common stereotypes, its effects

and ways to minimize them

NOVEMBER 2019 KUMONOVO

MACEDONIA

 

8

 

24

STUDENT EXCHANGE C3 – Religious Equality: common stereotypes, its effects and ways to

minimize them

APRIL 2020 KAUNAS

LITHUANIA

 

8

 

24

STUDENT

EXCHANGE

C4 – Stereotypical thinking and discrimination in education

 

TEAM OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

  SELECTION CRITERIA INDIVIDUAL/GROUP TASKS PROJECT TEAM COMMITMENT
STUDENT ·         24 students per country + 2 extra (just in case there’s any dropout)

·         Different vocational areas/field studies

·         Gender equality

·         Aged between 13-18

·         A2+/B1 English proficiency

·         Belong to the project target group (cultural, religious, ethnic minority groups or/and having economic difficulties or special needs)

·         Guarantee the home conditions to host a student project member.

 

·         Letter of motivation (reasons to be part of this project)

·         Europass CV (evidence of school results and extracurricular activities which account on social and team work skills).

·         Electronic presentation of their country.

·         Help/participate in the arrangements of every event

 

·         3/ 4 hours of topic related and conversational linguistic preparation (depending on their English proficiency level).

·         2 hour preparation on the project compromise resulting from their selection (duties, rights and work to be done)

·         2/3 hours on project members’ cultural and historical context.

·         2/3 hours topic related research considering their national situation.

·         Helping in practical arrangements

·         Creating the tangible products.

TEACHER ·         different fields of expertise

·         minimum of A2 English proficiency

·         student selection and teacher team building

·         dissemination of the project in their local/regional communities/Media

·         organize, implement and evaluate all the activities

·         monitor project progress

·         get parents’ consent for students’ participation

·         get official travelling documents and legal guardian permits

·       Building partnerships and getting the cooperation of local NGO and local authorities

·       Supporting, monitoring and guiding project students in their tasks

·       planning arrangements for the transnational events

·       Integrating the project in their school

·       Mobilizing parents and other community members’ participation

·       Compromising with the project goals and deadlines as well as actively participating in decision-making and problem solving discussions.

·       Allocating resources and guaranteeing the conditions for the international meetings.

 

PROJECT EXPECTED RESULTS – TANGIBLE PRODUCTS TO BE MADE

STUDENTS TEACHERS
 

·         NO HATE in Schools posters

·         Poems on European diversity

·         I’m not you, but we can be together (photo competition)

·         Book of Interactive games and activities

·         Electronic presentations (school, region, national stereotyping and discrimination problems), showing research and learning results.

·         Exhibitions (Erasmus corner)

·         Brochures/Flyers

·         Video diaries on the project work and learning experience (mobilities)

 

·         Initial and final questionnaires on the topic

·         Conduct language or other subject lessons

·         Language placement tests

·         Attendance certificates

·         Conferences /workshops relevant to the project topics.

·         Project website and other media

·         eTwinning project ID/dissemination

·         Meetings’ evaluation and progress report

·         Financial and final report

·         Final output booklet

 

PARTNERS’ INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY 

PORTUGAL ROMANIA LITHUANIA MACEDONIA TURKEY
·         Coordination and monitoring

·         Communication and cooperation plan

·         Risk management strategy

·         Intermediate and final impact report of the project

·  Creation of project evaluation instruments

·  collection and organization of project products

·  Reports on local project activity

·         Initial and final questionnaires (topic related

·         ESL placement tests

·         Reports on local project activity

·         Dissemination of project activity on the project Media (site/social Media)

·         Reports on local project activity

·         Creation of an eTwinning account and dissemination of project activities on the platform

·         Reports on local project activity