SCHOOL YEARS 2003-2006

COMENIUS PROJECT? «ARTS AND ENVIRONMENT» - 2003-2006

The main purpose of the project "Arts and Environment", was to make known to students several environmental issues, like alternative energy forms, disposal management,  e.c.t.. As a result, our students could develop environmental consciousness and learn to respect other European communities through the understanding of both their own as well as the others identities.

? In every one of the activities in local level, was taken under consideration the historical, environmental and artistic inheritance of each country. This information was spread among participating schools with the use of several telecommunication means, like the creation of a web site and the use of email and chat.  Both students and teachers of each school prepared and presented several cultural and environmental issues concerning each participating country.

? During project?s extent, each school once organized the «Intercultural and Environmental week».

? The project was created according a multipurpose base in order to enhance the analytical educational schedule supported in each country.

?   Final results: creation of a web site, presentation of educational issues used in the Intercultural and Environmental week, interchange ideas between both students and teachers of each participating country and support the intercultural aspect of education.

 

Aims of the project: 

 

A) The encouragement of collaborative learning as basic personal value for the students. Our intention was to educate our students in order to become responsible and autonomous citizens, interested in everything that is happening around them. The students were also encouraged to develop a critical attitude in understanding that they are ?citizens of the world? and also maintain their personal and national identity.

B) The study of cultural, historical and environmental inheritance of each participating city. The students became capable of understanding their own identity though the understanding of their cultural reality.

C) The improvement of the intercultural communication between students and teachers of participating countries.  This has lead to an improved knowledge level in both the respect and understanding of different cultural realities.

D) The emphasis in sustainability for the future of mankind.  Students were implicated in matters like the use of energy, disposal management, the usage of alternative materials and the changes and consequences of the environmental pollution.  Students? sensitivity towards a sustainable way of thinking improved their behavior in their everyday life.

E) The encouragement in the usage of foreign languages helped in the exchange of ideas and experiences.  English was the common communication language. Despite this, communication was also build on the basis of using the native languages, due to their common Greek and Latin roots.

F) The use of new technologies for communication. A web site has been created for every participating country and communication means like email and chat were used. The usage of new technologies has been encouraged for all students, even for those who hadn?t had access to the adequate equipment.

The participating countries:

SPAIN

COL·LEGI PARE ENRIC D?OSS?, CATALONIA, SPAIN

PORTUGAL

ESCOLA SECUND?RIA DE MATIAS AIRES, SINTRA, PORTUGAL

ROMANY

LICEUL ?I. H. RADULESCU?, ROMANIA

GREECE

1o ΓΥΜΝΑΣΙΟ ΩΡΑΙΟΚΑΣΤΡΟΥ, ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ, ΕΛΛΑΔΑ