Move Yourself – Do it Yourself Erasmus Project

General information for the Move Yourself – Do it Yourself Erasmus Project

Move Yourself – Do it Yourself Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am

Project Title

Move Yourself – Do it Yourself

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: Entrepreneurial learning – entrepreneurship education; ICT – new technologies – digital competences; Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development)

Project Summary

In this project we addressed the issues of learning/teaching to/from each other about creating teaching materials by using different programmes. We were exploring methods and approaches and we were developing materials to motivate students and equip them with life skills necessary in their everyday lives.
The idea was coming from lack of integration of knowledge which are learned in schools. We challenged lack of motivation as the need and we put the development of life skills as the tool by which students and teachers in the case study schools can handle the problem, and do against early school-leaving.
As the project team, the contact persons of the partner schools, we strove and worked on the issue and stated the needs in our schools as;
This partnership focused on the development of practical skills of learners, and on developing creativity through a range of real life ativities. Combination of both practical and theoretical methods were in the focus of this project.
In our project we created practical materials, activities and real situations for those of theoretical knowledge that are given in school curricula. We aimed to connect both types of knowledge and provide real learning.
-Creating an active and happy school environment outside the classes
-Providing real learning
-Developing ICT, Language and Digital skills of students
-Preventing lack of basic skills (literacy, mathematics, language, science, technology)
-Improving self-esteem and self confidence as in all partner schools students seemed to lack confidence to use English for real life communication, to cooperate with their international partners, to present in front of an international group of students and teachers implementing their own ideas, experiences and solving problems.
Students were the main focus in all stages. Teachers acted as supporters, supervisors and beneficiaries. Administrative staff were also important members as they were arranging administrative and financial issues. Parents and local communities were the side beneficiaries since they were the target group of while we were disseminating our project activities, outputs and results. The parents and local community also took part in the activities. Students were hosted by other host students in each country.
Schools cooperated with other educational institutions and local institutions in their cities so the members of these institutions joined the activities as audiences, they helped in some cases, and university lecturers were also invited to engage students and teachers into relevant subtopics.
Presentations; Planting and growing trees; flowers and vegetables; Preparing lesson materials (3D); Participating in charity events; Cooking, repairing and doing house works; Running personal budget/ doing own shopping; Taking social responsibility and being volunteer individuals for our environment; Helping children in primary and kindergarten schools; Visiting Old people in the neighbourhood and talking, helping them; Owning a pet and taking theirs responsibilities/building house for them; Cooperating in the lessons and doing peer studies/improving international friendship; Organising recycling activities with peers in the school/in the neighbourhood; Living like disable children and understanding their world, web-site of the project, e-twinning accounts and running partnership
Our aim was to find and implement ways of supporting learners to become responsible, competent and skilled. Due to the poor academic performances of learners we wanted to address their problem solving skills, creativity, work skills and social skills. On the other hand, teachers and trainers needed to benefit from transnational sharing of good practice and learned from each other.
There were 4 LTTA-s in two years and 2 TM-s one in the beginning and one at the end of the partnership. Teachers guided the students to join all kind of activities. Creating a positive synergy in the school environment and impact every member of school. The activities and methodology of the subtopics were prepared by the project team. Working plans were created according to our own school environment and facilities.
The project stimulated multicultural education, the concept of European citizenship and the idea of tolerance. It also encouraged the use and study of foreign languages and the application of modern technologies. Partner schools cooperated with each other during the whole project and met face to face during project meetings to discuss and establish a common approach to issues that appeared in the course of work. We also tried to raise the level of awareness and sensibility of learners towards teenage problems and to offer solutions. We aimed to form self-confident people who think that their voice could be heard and can make a difference not only on local level, but also on European one.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 85550 Eur

Project Coordinator

Nyíregyházi SZC Sipkay Barna Kereskedelmi, Vendéglátóipari, Idegenforgalmi Középiskolája, Szakiskolája és Kollégiuma & Country: HU

Project Partners

  • Lycée Jeanne Hachette