Digital Empathy Erasmus Project

General information for the Digital Empathy Erasmus Project

Digital Empathy Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am

Project Title

Digital Empathy

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: ICT – new technologies – digital competences; Migrants’ issues; Teaching and learning of foreign languages

Project Summary

The purpose of the partnership was to learn about other cultures, especially the immigrants in our countries and compare them with our own culture, to improve ICT competences and foreign languages. We used the tools such as videos, internet, e-Twinning, the social media-Twitter, YouTube and Facebook-bulletin boards, posters, logos, pictures and books to share and compared different life styles. We had knowledge and skills in many areas such as culture, history, languages, geography, art and etc.
We wanted to meet our needs such as getting to know the cultures (immigrants) sprouting in our countries, learning and enhancing our respect to them, destroying the prejudices, reaching more information about them, strengthening the mutual relations and reinforcing the friendship.
Students acquired such abilities as creating conscious content and assess the author, purpose and content of a message critically when they decided the reliability of content on the digital media.
The project focused on the problems and misunderstandings that may come out of the easy access to the internet through ICT. The spreading of incorrect communication about migrants is problematic to pupils’ perception of migrants and the surrounding world.
According to the European priorities, our project focused on the intercultural dialogues in order to promote international understanding and world peace. The educative community discovered value and respect; understood the local and national cultures, each country and region. Teachers and students shared and exchanged experiences to reinforce cooperation in order to achieve great convergence and improvement. The students developed social skills by sharing ideas, knowledge, tasks, materials and etc. They learned a foreign language in a true situation of communication and developed literacy skills as well.
We created an awareness of the outside world and other cultures. We guided the immigrants’ appreciation and acceptance. We also created our own products of activities such as educational materials related to digital literacy and ICT, a product by Scratch, a short video film for peace, designing logos and slogans, painting competition and exhibitions, a digital dictionary, a calendar creation, slide shows about immigrants (pictures, brochures, interviews and memories), an e-book with all the recipes of the partnership, slide shows about our religious traditions, preparing an online magazine, recorded videos (mobility experiences), diaries, important days and weeks and the results of the questionnaires.
The partner schools had students of the same ages and similar needs. The schools had a variety of cultural diversity with students from different social and economic backgrounds. We wanted to do this project mainly in terms of developing language and ICT skills and sharing cultures. We were altogether in this project aiming to achieve common goals. We run the project according to the planned activities, budget and time schedule. We worked cooperatively.
In a multi-social and multi-cultural environment the students took responsibility for each other, for the ones who were different in skin colour, religion or just from a different cultural background. Based on cooperative work between the schools, we would like to familiarize pupils with different cultures and enhance their understanding and create an interesting learning environment.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 152790 Eur

Project Coordinator

Mittelschule Lindau (Bodensee) & Country: DE

Project Partners

  • Novaschool Añoreta SL
  • Szkola Podstawowa im. 16 Pulku Ulanów Wielkopolskich w Grupie
  • MEB Ordu Unye Anafarta Ortaokulu
  • Agrupamento de Escolas Trigal de Santa Maria
  • CSG Anna Maria van Schurman