Here you have the links to some of the works we have done during these two years.
This Project started from the willingness to improve and to learn. Three schools (from Italy, Romania and Spain) found a common topic to work together, it was related to games and to tradition. We thought that working them through ICT, sports and language communication would be a great idea. So we had the objectives clear:-We wanted our students to develop the necessary communicative skills to communicate with people from other countries.-The students had to be able to communicate and work using ICT. -They had to manage the different platforms to work on the project.-They would play traditional games and make an effort to play them properly.-They would have to be conscious of the different cultures and people living in the E.U.-The staff in all schools needed to improve their language and digital skills in order to develop proper and innovative teaching.-The teachers and institutions needed to accomplish the terms and conditions adopted in the project.-We all wanted to learn from our peers, students and the experiences.There has been a group of 1000 students (from 3 to 16 years old) involved directly in the project, they were selected because they had to fit the characteristics of this project. The groups from every country were heterogeneous, so there was a variety of students working on the activities proposed. Some of them live in big cities, whereas others live in small towns in rural areas. This is an important aspect as everyone of them had to contribute with their personal experiences.The activities and methodology were the following:-Exchanging emails, that means writing and reading.-Chatting by using video calls, listening and speaking.-Explaining and recording how the traditional games were played in the different countries.-Playing the different games from the different countries.-Exercising in a different way in order to keep and motivate them to be fit.-Using ICT tools to develop strategic skills and improving language communication by using a foreign language. -Learning about the culture, geographical situation, language…of all partners.We expected to achieve the following results and benefits in the long run:-Better preparation of teachers to their teaching career.-Improvement of all competences by the students: linguistic, digital, social…-Deeper knowledge of the European reality.-Consciousness of the importance of being fit through all our life.-Building a bridge between past and the future generations in order to take advantage of the knowledge and traditions.-Being able to cooperate with others and to create your own future labour career.-Exploiting all the full potential that students and people have.The impact we expected to achieve was based on personal achievements and global improvements in the areas where this was implemented.First of all, both students and teachers could obtain several benefits after the project. For instance, better command of the English language and digital tools, a more active implication in the educational and social community, a deeper awareness of the importance of keeping fit, a more comprehensive knowledge about our traditions and an exhaustive familiarity about the European reality and its cultural and linguistic richness. In addition, the project caused a positive impact on the students and the whole community around as it reinforced their transversal capacities which are a key point in the future life career as they are really valued by employers worldwide. We hope these students will manage better to cope in different situations and they will have less probability to suffer unemployment thanks to all the knowledge and experiences acquired. This is one of the reasons we decided to do mobilities: they are very important to achieve some of the competences we expected our students to achieve, which will also very helpful for their future curriculum and motivation to carry out Erasmus projects.All the partners are making a good use of the realization and dissemination of the project in order that our European colleagues realize of the importance of working cooperatively to achieve any objective that can help to improve our students’ skills and competences. Besides, people around can use the book we published, “The Chest of Tradigames”: it is a compilation of several traditional games from some countries in Europe, it can be used as a transversal subject with students.