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European Innovative Teaching Award
Project

Czech-Slovak Cultural and Art Influence in Bulgaria

School: Secondary Art Glass School in Valašské Meziříčí

Czech-Slovak Cultural and Art Influence in Bulgaria - Czechia

Topic(s) addressed

  • Creativity and culture 

  • Participatory learning

  • Cross-cultural cooperation

Target groups

  • Pupils and teachers from participating organisations

  • The public

Methodologies

  • Teaching methods were based on the interdisciplinary interconnection between schools engaged in artistic activities resulting in different approaches to filmmaking.

  • The participants were not only encouraged to use knowledge and skills already acquired at school but they also learned new skills from experts in the field. 

  • Strengthening the competencies thanks to working in an international team, where cooperation and establishing a friendly working atmosphere was crucial.

Environments

  • Working at three different art schools and using specialized classrooms and studios (recording studio, editing room with special software, professional make- up and costume studios or photo studio with high-quality equipment.)

  • Part of the first activity took place in a learning centre outside the school in Plovdiv, which helped to create a non-formal learning environment.

Teachers

  • All teachers involved in the project were not only supervisors but mainly active participants in film production. 

  • The project activities allowed teachers to strengthen their professional competencies and gave them an opportunity to exchange ideas and teaching practices on the international level.

Impact

  • Both teachers and pupils strengthened their creative skills in multimedia communications.

  • The project’s topic connects all participating countries – the idea of Slavonic reciprocity and the building of the newly established Bulgarian state at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Both researched personalities greatly influenced their communities and took an active interest in public life. 

  • Two short documentaries screened in various places in CZ, SK and BG aroused a great interest in the topic. 

  • Thanks to the project, the coordinating school established a cooperation with the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Prague, where screening of the films and an exhibition of the pupils' works of art took place.

Stakeholders

Coordinators

National High School of Stage and Film Design

Address
Bulgaria

School of Arts Trenčin

Address
Slovakia