Description of the project

Learning is a vital ability of human beings especially in teenagers and the range of 12-15 is critical in their future as professionals (addressed age). Teachers can create an environment to support learning, but in this case, the student should take the active role. Student’s motivation and compromise are the key points in learning process. Teacher’s work does not matter, if the student does not work, he or she does not learn. Moreover, we know that each learner has particular skills and learns in different ways, with different paces and even could have some intelligent features more developed than others. On the other side, transnational learning is another important point in motivation that these kind of projects provide. We understand that short-term exchange activities are essential in the project but it is also necessary a close contact during all the project life. In this sense, the use of technology can definitely help us to achieve active implication of students in different countries along the project. As a result of this, this project needs to be carried out transnationally.

Taking into consideration this first thought we have decided to focus the project on five areas: Maths, Science, Arts, Sports and Cultural Heritage. Each of these skills is accurately selected taking into account the partners’ needs, background and what they especially can offer in terms of inclusion and emotions. In this sense, Arts is the best way to allow students to express emotions, creativity and the possibility to know and appreciate different cultures around Europe. Sports, on the other side, is wellknown as a way to foster inclusion and equal opportunities as well as a healthy life style. It is also linked to fair play in competition that we like to promote and Sports is another way to link easily with society and external entities that are already collaborating with the school. Cultural heritage is a must given Greece and Italy are in our partnership. Finally, we have selected two traditional competences, both of them known as key competences in the future of students: Maths and Science. Both, Maths and Science, are part of the STEM concept that is present nowadays in many projects given the importance of these two skills from a job-opportunity point of view.