This project aims in producing the following Intellectual Outputs:
Website for project dissemination including:
• Project Scope, target group
• Outputs of the project
• Policy dialogs (Municipalities, School counselors, actors of Education)
• Press conference texts
• Calendar of dissemination/multiplier events and Info days
• Links to the curriculum of universities for entrepreneurship and archaeological sites
O2-Handbook and languages learning material - on line
Handbook for languages courses
- in modern Greek, Italian, Catalan and Spanish (about 80 pages each, level A1-2/ B1: Five teaching units A and A2 level, three teaching units B1 and B2 for modern languages and
- a unit teaching introductory knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek (beginners).
Each handbook will present some learning units in each language with a common background: learning a modern European language less wide taught to understand different cultures and the common heritage of the European languages. The teaching tool and online tutorials to enable teachers and students of the project to follow a unique training program focused on the study of modern languages as a result of the linguistic heritage alive ancient Greek and Latin.
The handbooks will offer then the opportunity to read, write, study linguistic and cultural subjects on European modern languages (Italian, Catalan/Spanish, and modern Greek) and a guide on the historical mother languages (Ancient Greek and Latin).
Each handbook will be offered to pupils in pdf and on line.
Small amount of hard-copies.
O3-Educational Museum kit
This kit will be addressed to group of visitors or secondary school teams that visit ancient Messene in order to self explore the archaeological site and the respective museum. It will include educational material facilitating cross-curricular learning such as educators' guide, works of art and primary sources (texts, maps, topographic, images and photographs) and step-by-step exploration plan of the archaeological site through concrete learning activities. The most important excavation findings, public buildings, sanctuaries, fortification and tombs will be noted as also as the social-economic status of the city over all its historical periods (from the first habitation to today).
Intellectual Output O4 - KB e-learning handbook
In order to support C2 training activity (e-learning on Knowledge Building Forum platform-KF5) CDL will prepare a supportive pedagogical material addressed to teachers.
This material will include the theoretical background on Knowledge Building theory, a user manual of KF5* and some examples of use in class.
*On January 2017, Knowledge Forum is being updated to version 6, so the handbook has been revised.
O5-Virtual reconstructions in EdMondo
Screen shots from theaters of Verona, Tarraco and ancient Messene
3D digital reconstructions of the 3 main buildings in the archaeological sited that will be investigated by all schools.
KPEK will be responsible for the output in cooperation with a representative of INDIRE (non-partner but provides EdMondo digital environment to this partnership) as the technical advisor and expert in EdMondo. Schools and EFAMES will make all steps needed to reconstruct the buildings and EFAMES, UNIV Ca'Foscari, CDL will have the scientific support of the final products. Also, 2 other schools (teachers and students) from Italy that have great expertise in EdMondo, will provide help and guidance via EdMondo to partners.
O6-Knowledge Forum community
Schools project teams will study and work on local archaeological sites (ancient Messene, Verona theater, Tarraco and Empúries) in three stages: initial, deeper and profound research. They will study the past and present through a reading and active participation of the archaeological heritage documented in their city and in the area surrounding them. This activity of study and research will be accompanied by language training in modern and ancient Greek, Italian and Latin, Spanish / Catalan. The teaching methodology will be based in Knowledge Building theory and on ESD and partners will collaborate in the research by exchanging answers and resources via the Knowledge Forum platform (KF).
In each stage, concrete questions will be drawn regarding the archaeological sites and schools project team will investigate for answers. These questions will be the same for every school partner and will be published to the KF for open discussion (between pupils, teachers and rest partners). The data collection in KF will form the final output.
O7-Career guidance and entrepreneurship related to archaeological sites
This guide will be separated in two sections: Career guidance and entrepreneurship. The first section will include all information regarding innovative occupations in relation to the archaeological sites and the respective studies that have to be followed in every partner country (guidance orientation).
The second section will include concrete steps for a start -up business process in each country. Schools project teams will choose and create virtual enterprises and they will follow a business plan.
O8-Video from EdMondo virtual act plays
Based on the study and work of the archaeological sites and the virtual visual reconstructions, schools project teams will write teaching scenarios to highlight sustainability policies in these ancient societies and cities and will use EdMondo in order to apply these scenarios in form of virtual role play of their avatars. Then, they will extract these avatars role plays in form of videos.
The videos will be edited by an exterior expert. Each video will be in mother language of pupils (Greek, Ancient Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish and Catalan) that have created it and it will be subtitled in English.
O9-Teachers Guide - Active citizenship emerging from Cultural heritage
This guide is addressed to teachers in order to use it in respective projects or interdisciplinary courses is the formation of new citizens capable of respecting the past, make it part of their present and deliver it to the future.
The guide will include the results of the study and work of the involved archaeological sites, the virtual 3D reconstructions and teaching units respective to the theoretical framework of the methodology and tools applied during the project. Specifically, the teaching units will include resources, curricula, learning activities in class, in the archaeological site and respective museum and will be divided in the following sections:
- Presentation of archaeological sites
- Language and Culture, the influence of Greek and Roman Cultural heritage
- Economy, Society and Environment - issues answered by pupils
- Cultural Virtual heritage
- Knowledge Building theory and the relationship between the 12 knowledge building principles and the new learning skills
- EdMondo Virtual World for schools
- Career guidance and basic principles of Entrepreneurship and archaeological sites in relation to Sustainability
- Sustainability principles and Education for Sustainable Development : theory and interdisciplinary experiential activities in and out of the classroom
- Educating future active citizens: theory and practice