Be Smart in Today's European Digital World
[Being Smart in the European Digital World]
DURATION: 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2021 (EXTENDED UNTIL 08/31/2022 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC)
In the last decades, our society has lived a period of great social, cultural and technological changes. This project will mainly deal with many aspects related to today's digital media and the way they shape the identity of young people, their culture, perceptions, lifestyle and consumption habits. In general, the aim of the project is to enable students to understand, interpret, critically evaluate and create forms of digital communication. Special attention is paid to successful digital communication, knowledge and competence.
The project is part of a determined and consistent work on the European profile of the participating schools. The main objective of the project will be to allow students to access, critically evaluate and create forms of digital communication (digital literacy). During the project, students will be made aware of the complex influences and strategies of digital communication to which they are subjected and which have a huge impact on their culture, social interactions and psychological well-being. One of the main goals is to enable students to become well-informed ethical consumers of digital communication and active citizens who will take a stand on important global issues such as fair work and sustainability. To achieve the common goal, students will develop essential social and communication skills (ICT, foreign language, problem solving, effective communication, creativity and critical thinking).
Teachers will be tasked with helping students visualize various solutions and turn ideas into action, as well as leading them to appreciate the value of education and lifelong learning. Therefore, strategies will be promoted that will improve internal collaboration, the inclusion of students from all backgrounds, increasing motivation and avoiding absenteeism and dropout. Considering the remarkable importance of the project theme and the wide variety of interdisciplinary learning opportunities it offers, the entire student population and faculty of the four partner schools will be significantly and consistently involved in the various stages and activities of the project.
At the institutional level, the European profile of schools will be enhanced in order to respond to Europe's current and future challenges. The ability to appreciate other cultures, practice tolerance and adaptability, as well as gain self-confidence are crucial aspects for having better employment opportunities in working life and combating emerging xenophobia.
Berufskolleg des Kreises Olpe (Germany) - Coordinator
Liceul Matei Basarab Craiova (Romania)
Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Leonardo da Vinci – Fascetti (Italy)
Throughout the project, five transnational meetings took place, in which teaching staff and students from the Professional School of Salvaterra de Magos participated:
1st MEETING - PREPARATION AND DEFINITION OF ACTIVITIES | Olpe, Germany
2nd MEETING - SHORT TERM MOBILITY WITH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS | Craiova, Romania
3rd MEETING - SHORT TERM MOBILITY WITH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS | Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal
4th MEETING - SHORT TERM MOBILITY WITH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS | Pisa, Italy
5th CLOSING MEETING - SHORT-TERM MOBILITY WITH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS | Olpe, Germany