Boost Learning through Innovative Positive Practice Erasmus Project

General information for the Boost Learning through Innovative Positive Practice Erasmus Project

Boost Learning through Innovative Positive Practice Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am
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Project Title

Boost Learning through Innovative Positive Practice

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Teaching and learning of foreign languages; ICT – new technologies – digital competences; Creativity and culture

Project Summary

Nowadays, the importance of knowing other cultures, traditions, ways of thinking and living should be considered of vital importance. Schools must provide students with the necessary tools so that they become active and responsible citizens, not only in their Local Communities but also in a European International framework.

European projects are a useful tool to achieve this objective. At the same time, they offer the participants the change to carry out a Teaching-Learning methodology based on the acquisition of Key competences and collaborative skills and strategies.

Our project focused on the necessity of giving the students the possibility to improve their acquisition of key competences, most of all digital competence, through the use of new technologies, and linguistic competence, addressed to the efficient use of a foreign language (English) in real contexts. In addition, the project responded to the need to connect the construction of knowledge on the students’ behalf to the reality of their local communities, establishing a true connection school-real life, which avoids early drop-out from school and fosters an active contribution to their communities in the future. Finally, the project met the need to widen the knowledge of other countries in a common European framework, avoiding the stereotypes which are often held about other nationalities.

For all these reasons, we chose this topic based on the basic economic activity of our island: tourism. We looked for partner countries interested in working with us. They were able to provide different and enriching points of view regarding a sustainable tourist activity in their own Communities. Thus, we started working in 2017, which was declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
The teachers participating in the project have been between 5 and 8 in each country, including different areas: Physical Education teachers, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, ICT, Geography, etc. All of us have taken part in Transnational Meetings or Students’ Exchanges.

Between 18 and 25 students have directly taken part in the project ( 20 of whom have travelled from Spain and 18 in the other countries). Moreover, about 40 students have indirectly contributed to the project: editting videos and pictures, building up posters and credentials for the transnational meetings. They also helped solving technical problems related to the use of the technology needed and built up welcome posters and decorations for our guests during the transnational meetings.

Families have also taken an active part in the development of our project, as they have attended all the meetings. They have also collaborated in the Intercultural Dinner, cooking typical dishes, and have been excellent hosts.

Finally, the Local Education Authorities (Education Representatives, Inspectors) and Local Authorities (Mayors) have also been informed about the Project and have even attended some of our dissemination events .

Our final product has been the creation of Blipps, Augmented Reality sequences dealing with four main topics: Cultural Heritage, Gastronomy, Landscape and Routes. Each country has created between 8 and 12 BLIPPs about these topics related to the region where they live. All these products are publically available through our website (www.blipp-erasmus.eu)

We have also created a tourist guide in PDF format where all our Blipps can be seen and tested. This guide includes information and materials from Latvia (Sala), Portugal (Vidigueira), Finland (Kauhajoki) and Spain (Ibiza).

We have also printed some pictures with the photos of the main BLIPPS about the four topics from Ibiza.

We have shared our first results and experiences with other Secondary schools. We spent a day exchanging experiences, fact that was higly motivating especially for the younger students of our schools.

We would like to highlight that we have been received by the Local Authorities in all the Transnational Mobilities and our project has been disseminated by the mass media (press and TV) in every country.

We have also participated in a Good Practice Seminar in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), where two of our teachers explained the project and a student shared her experience in the students’ exchange, why she recommends taking part in European projects and what she has learned in the process. Our partners from Sala (Latvia) have also participated in some Seminars disseminating our project.

Our project has an endless character, and thus, once finished, its content can be transferred and used by other educational communities, or even by Local Authorities to encourage and promote sustainable tourism.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 122200 Eur

Project Coordinator

INSTITUTO PÚBLICO DE EDUCACIÓN SECUNDARIA IES SA COLOMINA & Country: ES

Project Partners

  • Salas vidusskola
  • AEVID
  • Kauhajoen lukio, Kauhajoen kaupunki