“RADIO, TEENS AND NEWS. A PROJECT FOR INCLUSIVE IN EUROPE” Erasmus Project

General information for the “RADIO, TEENS AND NEWS. A PROJECT FOR INCLUSIVE IN EUROPE” Erasmus Project

“RADIO, TEENS AND NEWS. A PROJECT FOR INCLUSIVE IN EUROPE” Erasmus Project
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Project Title

“RADIO, TEENS AND NEWS. A PROJECT FOR INCLUSIVE IN EUROPE”

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; Inclusion – equity

Project Summary

In this Project have been involved 5 high schools of different European countries: France, Romania, Bulgary, Hungary and Spain (coordinator). Spanish has been the chosen language to develop the activities around the Project, though the language of every country has been taken into account.

Just the Spanish partner had experience in this kind of projects and in the ETwinning platform. Every secondary school worked in an eTwinning Project during a year defining the main goals and objectives of this Project.

Taking into consideration de context of every school and its needs, we formulated the following OBJECTIVES:

-Encouraging the social inclusion and the rejection of any discrimination related to gender, ethnics, disability, sexual orientation, religion or any other given reason; including all participants in the project, especially the student body, trying to avoid school dropout
– Integrating the media education and literacy in the curriculum of every high school involved, developing digital skills and the critical thinking among the students
– Promoting intercultural communication through different languages trying to focus or aiming to social inclusion

Around 350 people have been involved in this project with students between 14 and 18 years old.
THE GENERAL CONTEXT regarding each educative center has been characterized by different aspects:
-Diversity among the students regarding ethnics, religions or social status. The challenge in this sense has been to actively work towards the overcoming of stereotypes or discriminatory attitudes against “the others” in certain ambits like the integration of immigrants and other ethnics (especially gypsies), the equality of rights related to gender, the rights of LGTBIQ+ community, or also the inclusion of students with special educative needs.
-The lack of media literacy specialization in the curriculum of each center or the low use of innovative methodologies in the process of teaching-learning.
-Low development of the linguistic and communicative competences in foreign languages

To overcome these difficulties derived from this context, and with the main goal of fulfilling the objectives mentioned above, we have developed the following
ACTIVITIES:
– Students have developed radio programs (podcasts), videos and social-themed plays. The dynamics generated from these products have fostered contact with the reality of young Europeans, helping them to develop attitudes of respect and overcome prejudice.
-Training activities have been carried out for teachers related to eTwinning, with theatrical participatory dynamics and educational inclusion. Long-term and short-lived teaching and learning activities have also been carried out for students, which have enabled a real cultural immersion, the development of their language skills and a positive attitude towards different cultures.
-Active methodologies based on an inclusive, participatory and active model have been used through dialogical and cooperative learning. Successful educational actions (SEAs) have been implemented with interactive groups and dialogical talks as a common form of work, as well as innovative methodologies where students have been the protagonist of the learning process.
-The eTwinning platform has been fostered as a space for interaction between teachers and students.
– Important coordination and evaluation work has been carried out with numerous and varied tools.
-A Plan to disseminate the results has been developed.
The following RESULTS are highlighted:
Students: improvement of key competencies, especially those related to cultural awareness, Learn to Learn, Digital, Social and Linguistics.
Teachers: integration of ICT and collaborative learning into teaching.
Families: learning in common with their children conducive to intercultural openness/competence through contact with people from different countries.
Local community: Knowledge of other models of social and economic development, making it possible to disseminate its own cultural identity.
Other institutions: Collaboration with bodies such as the Embassies of Spain, the Instituto Cervantes and different European universities has had an important reciprocal impact.
Longer Term BENEFITS:
-Free access to processed materials guarantees their possible use by other persons and institutions.
-The Educational Units developed on inclusion are an excellent way of working for those centers that intend to work on aspects related to inclusion and a very valuable material for ELE classes.
-4 schools have had sufficient experience and training to develop other Erasmus+ projects.
– An E+ Project derived from the inclusive work of this project is currently being developed.
– In the Spanish center has opened a school radio “Radio Sácilis” thanks to this project.
– Commitment to continue collaboration agreements, with Institutes Cervantes, Universities, European institutions in Strasbourg, radio stations and with teaching centers in Spain and Romania.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 114295 Eur

Project Coordinator

IES SÁCILIS & Country: ES

Project Partners

  • Vetési Albert Gimnázium
  • Colegiul National Iulia Hasdeu
  • 22 SEU “Georgi S. Rakovski” Sofia
  • Lycée International