Age group: 12-17

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The aim of the project is to address this issue from the school perspective – what schools can do about it and what the study of this subject can contribute to the school. The focus is on the intangible heritage, which provides great cultural richness.

The project that aims to address several important problems:
– The great atomization of the families, with less time and spaces of contact and communication has an impact on the education of children, which affects the functioning of the school, since is expected that school assumes functions of education in values and attitudes that are not carried out at home.
– There are very few collective play activities among teenagers. This entails fewer relationships between them and there are no group bonds, with the loss of emotional and social integration, and also promote a more sedentary lifestyle.
– Ignorance of the cultural heritage prevents it from being valued. Not only the adaptation to the environment, sustainability, creation of bonds in the community, artistic expressions, knowledge of one’s own roots, … even direct economic effects, such as the promotion of sustainable and quality tourism.

Through 5 main activities and 4 learning, teaching and training activities the project will address some crucial aspects of learning, development of students and their training as adults and as future citizens in a changing society:
– development of the autonomy and “learning to learn” competence of students, necessary for lifelong learning, and their communicative skills;
– to promote intergenerational communication and improve affective education, values and attitudes;
– to enhance social integration;
– to combat sedentary lifestyle;
– to establish links between the participating students.

The project also addresses important objectives for the school and the educational community:
– to generate new dynamics of school organization;
– improvement and modernization of teaching methods;
– to get the participation of the entire educational community in the Erasmus+ project;
– better coordination between school staff with the cultural environment;
– to exchange good educational practices and development of project-based learning.
– increase in cultural actions related to intangible heritage;
– preservation of the intangible heritage through its better knowledge and the dissemination of recordings related to it;
– to value of the cultural heritage as a source of knowledge, inspiration, dynamisation and current wealth;
– to promote the European spirit.

A traditional game
Students investigate through their families and learn a traditional game to play it. Descriptions and rules will be developed and shared.

Folklore and oral transmission traditions
Along the regular classes they will learn about this topic; bring grandfathers to tell stories about old times. Students will record it, to write it down and draw about the story.

Mythological places
A local map on Google will be elaborated with the location of mythological places, with their traditional names, pictures and a review of the history linked to the place.

Project partners:
1. Spain (Pobra do Caramiñal): Ies De Pobra Do Caramiñal (general secondary)
2. Greece (Karditsa): 1o EPAL KARDITSAS (vocational secondary level)
3. Turkey (Konya): MEHMET MUNEVVER KURBAN ANADULU LISESI (general secondary)
4. Estonia (Tamsalu): Tamsalu Gymnasium (general secondary)
5. Portugal (MADALENA DO PICO): Associação para o Desenvolvimento Local da Ilha do Pico
(vocational secondary)