Thursday, 16 February 2017

Description of the activities

The project is divided in four terms, each of them characterized by one topic, one main activity, one output.
1. Democracy and participation
In the land where democracy was invented, an activity based on Salto-Youth toolbox and Canada strategy. Some group activities, a training course to develop direct participation. Experts and associations, games and media tools. Think globally, act locally is the motto.
Output: guideline: how to promote a campaign without losing a friend
2. Creativity and social inclusion
This activity is organized around Sue Robson’s Creative Thinking framework (2014): it divides into three major behavioural categories of exploration, involvement and enjoyment, and persistence, further subdivided into a total of 10 items. Operational definitions and examples, along with an extract from an analysed observation, illustrate its use. Creativity is a great tool to include people with low formal backgrounds.
Output: theatre in prison, a spectacle with prisoners and students from all around the world, on Dante’s Divine Comedy, performed during the International Ravenna Festival 2017
3. innovation in education
This activity focus is on the high-level use of ICT in teaching/learning, with a special regard to the BYOD methodology and use of tablets. The methodology is based on the Mozilla Foundation’s Web Literacy and the DIGCOMP framework (A framework for developing and understanding digital competence in Europe, 2013).
Output: collection of ict tools for education
4. non formal learning and life skills
While Youthpass offers tremendous potential, it is not always easy to implement. Some young people, and particularly those from fewer-opportunity backgrounds, may not have the experience, maturity or cognitive skills needed to recognize or understand their own learning processes. So we want, by using the “YouthPass for All” handbook made by the SALTO Resource Centre for Inclusion, increasing the presence of non-formal learning in education.  
Output: a collection of tools to promote NFL

Between two LTTAs all the schools work on the topic and research, collect materials, arrange presentations, make videos.

Around of these activities we are going to do Short-term exchanges, pupils and teachers will develop contents  and skills in order to get our aims: researches, practices and discussion by  5 Activities.
The planned learning activities have a specific and irreplaceable role in the project.
Each meeting consists of 10 essential parts:
1. Check of the process of the project
2. Presentations of the common work done between the latter meeting and the present one
3. Work on the new topic
4. Collaboration with active NGOs
5. Participation in a social event
6. Meeting with experts
7. Visit to cultural sites
8. Life at school
9. Life in families
10. Planning of the next topic

Each LTTA is composed by a 6-day schedule with
A. two days at school.
The organizing school presents:
- The national and local education system and the school itself
- the focus aim of the meeting
All the partners:
- present the result of scheduled activities and debate about them
- animate workshops, laboratories, seminars
- participate in non-formal learning experiences
- schedule activities for the next topic(s)
Students live with families. Teachers stay at a hotel, if possible together in order to spend as much time as possible,  share experiences and learn from each other. Spending some time together, especially free time, often allows teachers to build strong relationships and nurtures future cooperation.
B. Two days of visits to:
- NGOs active in social fields (inclusion, democracy, participation…)
C. Two days of cultural activities:
- Historical sites, museums, libraries
D. A social / cultural event (in one of these days): an exhibition, a concert, a comedy, a festival

After every LTTA, there are the follow-up activities:
a. a questionnaire about the activity
b. a report
c. a media communication (articles for newspapers , online magazines, webtvs, radios)
d. a workshop to involve more students and teachers

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