Arts Can Make Learning a Happy Adventure
     

 

   

 

Comenius Multilateral Partnership

LLP-2013-COM-MP

About our project

 

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  OBJECTIVES:

A) Concrete objectives of the partnership:
 - To enhance the teaching/learning process through the means of active engagement of teachers and students in meaningful artistic activities. To raise student’s interest in class work related to curricular subjects as Literature, history, geography, mathematics and arts.
- To develop reading, language learning and role playing skills of young students.
- To develop friendly relationships between students, teachers and artists and help develop  tolerance, emotional sensibility and stability.
- To raise awareness of European values, and intercultural cooperation through experiences in a synergy of arts.
- To activate children’s creativity; attentiveness and memory;
- To enhance the use of computer and recording technology for exchange of ideas and experiences creating and disseminating project products.
B) Subjects and problems to be addressed:
 - Enhancing curriculum lessons through the means of arts.
- Increasing teacher’s role in asserting respect for ethical values, team work and international collaboration.
 - Involving local artists in the process of education and in out of school activities /Art Clubs, creative workshops, public festivities, etc…/
 - Helping young children’s progress in the transitional process from pre-school to school education.
 - Promoting the idea of European citizenship among children, parents and local community.
 - Engagement of children with behavioral problems in collaborative artistic activities.
C) Approach to achieving the objectives:
- Research, selection and classification of cognitive and artistic material and organizing it’s use in thematic lessons./ Literature texts, pictures, illustrations, craft objects, models/
- Introduction of books and writers, appropriate literature pieces and linguistic practices/games.
- Talks and discussions over a given theme.
- Processing information about pieces of art, interesting facts, geographic and historical data about different European countries, into a suitable for the age of children form.
- Organization of intellectual and mobile games, implicating cognitive elements into the creative work: experimental drawing/modeling /illustrations of stories, situations and feelings; music as a provoker and interpreter of human emotions/.
- Promoting the project work and outcomes to the broader community and involve other organizations and local media in it.

   

 

FEATURED IMPACT

The project presents a valuable source for enhancing and animating different curriculum lessons: Language learning, Natural science, Mathematics, History, Geography, Social science, Arts and other… It offers possibilities for increased knowledge and elaborated skills in the different arts.
Students will reach a certain level of comprehension for the aesthetic value of objects of art and self created items. They will gain the freedom of self-expression and learn to evaluate the moral, visual and emotional qualities of different arts.
Each of the specified target groups will benefit by taking part in events and activities, gain access to new resources and ideas tested in practice, methodologies and pedagogical tools.
The project activities will provide experimental basis for a more focused and in debt implementation of arts and cultural awareness in the process of early education.


The partners believe that our joint efforts will lead to a most inspirational sharing of ideas, experiences and useful original products. Our products will provide a good resource not only for participating children and teachers at a national level, but will have an impact on future European learners, decision makers and institutions internationally. They will give space to information about special European events, such as seminars, festivals, creative workshops and mobile exhibitions. This will ensure spreading of information and popularization of the good example among schools and institutions all over Europe.

 
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  European Added Value

The project offers unique opportunities for getting teachers and children acquainted with the social and cultural achievements of other European countries
The European dimension is pursued in two main directions:
a/ Broadened information about  European art, artists, architecture, history, geography, lifestyle and increasing the children’s interest in them.
b/ Higher awareness of the own national roots, and other countries cultural heritage, language riches and natural beauties, which deserve love and respect for what they are, as an indispensable part of the European treasury.
The project presents a valuable source of enhancing and animating different curriculum lessons: Language learning, Natural science, Mathematics, History, Geography, Social science, Arts and other… It offers possibilities for increasing knowledge and elaborating of artistic and communicational skills.
Students are offered the opportunity to reach a certain level of comprehension for the aesthetic value of different objects of art and of their self created items. They will learn to evaluate the moral, visual and emotional qualities of artifacts.
Each of the specified target groups will be taking part in events and activities, discover new resources and practices, methodologies and pedagogical tools, and most of all from the confirmed belief that culture and arts are not an elite extravagance of the past, but a natural human life standard.
The project outcomes, widely disseminated and advertised, will be distributed in forms and varieties easy to find and use. Information, documentation and illustrative material will be thematically classified, organized and packed in several types of format: Web based /Project web site/, CD, DVD, Illustrated albums, posters, brochures and educative tools and game sets. All those will be multilingual, and available for free use from any interested person or organization throughout Europe.
The greatest benefit to all participating schools, teachers and pupils will be the achieved international collaboration. Friendship based on mutual understanding, support and respect will strengthen the feelings of affiliation to the European community. 
Working together with people from different cultural backgrounds involves a great deal of dialogue, communication and mutual  understanding.
A broad range of (national) languages will be used by schools while working locally, but English will be the common language for international communications and meetings.

 

 

 

Planned Products

Based upon previous successful practices and such newly obtained, classified and documented cognitive and illustrative material, the project team will provide a rich and easily accessible database, compiled in a DVD clusters of thematic material packed in different formats and displayed in the project web site. All materials will be sorted and summarized in an informative catalogue for easy finding and accessibility.  The catalogue will be available in paper copies and electronic format. It will be broadly disseminated and placed at the disposal of all interested teachers, learners and institutions.
The greatest of all benefits for participating schools, teachers and pupils will be the achieved close international collaboration. Developing good friendship based on mutual understanding, support and respect will strengthen their feeling of affiliation to the European unity of people and nations.

 

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