The project was based on natural science. It also addressed EU citizenship, EU awareness and democracy. Health and wellbeing as well as sustainability habits regarding food were the appropriate complement as the focus points. Finally, combating stereotypes and xenophobia completed the programme.
We aimed to involve science students 16-19 years old and teachers in partner schools.
Carrying out the project we used various pedagogical approaches. Flipped classroom and problem-based learning (PBL) are the first ones to be mentioned. Those were accompanied by students’ self-evaluation, learning strategies and development e.g. Vygotsky. The goal was to develop students’ and teachers’ perspectives and their reflections on how such a fundamental thing as food encapsulates so many different views and subjects, both in an educational, international and cultural setting. The project worked with food from past to future in various curriculum subjects as well as with different pedagogical approaches in each workshop, involving all teachers in the teaching task, e.g. “Meet and Teach”.
The project was about strategic partnership with a focus on innovation and the exchange of good practices. The efforts were aimed at three levels in all partner schools. A strategic, pedagogical and educational.
The way the partners have managed to intertwine many elements was certainly innovative and complementary to previous projects.
Through a “Meet and Teach” approach we aimed to improve teachers’ knowledge and experience with new pedagogical approaches that they could bring back to their homeschools and implement where possible. Differentiation and dynamics in teaching should lead to a lift in intercultural competencies and language skills.
Impact and output
The project design raised motivation to learn and helped combat stereotypes and xenophobia. At the same time, it produced more eco-responsible citizens. Each theme resulted in learning outcomes, products and shared knowledge through IT. The project also aimed to work with new and innovative teaching tools, especially based on IT and media.
- Project locations
- Project category
- Secondary education
- Project year
Graz International Bilingual School
Instituto Educación Secundarua CARRÚS
Lycée Niepce Balleure