Project objectives and expected results
The main project aims was to increase the European awareness and understanding about the world problems that created by the absence of cultural literacy that leads to understanding that is duty of all the protection of our cultural heritage through activities of cultural education and through children's curiosity of this age.
This project contributed to the development of a European conscience and prepares a European citizen who respects the human rights and the cultural values of life, elements that help to adopting a positive attitude towards theirselves and the tradition and helps also the eliminating marginalization and smooth integration to society, through understanding diversity of cultures.
This project contributed to the achievement of the primary goal of education which is the comprehensive development of the individual through the cultivation of multiple forms of knowledge, attitudes and skills required in 21st century society.
Project objectives :
To awake children's interest in issues ,related to the cultural heritage and life style of their ancestors and the historical development of human activities
To develop the capacity of children to make comparisons of their lives, to compare the present with the past and to distinguish changes.
To understand the value of cultural heritage and the useful of museums.
To develop children's skills and abilities related to observation, exploration with teaching methods that promote the autonomous learning
To develop their perceptual ability as well as basic chronological concepts, enrich their vocabulary and their aesthetic cultivation
To accept the diversity To develop the spirit of cooperation and responsibility, through games with other children.
To practice with new technologies
To strengthen their contact with European languages and realize their importance.
Acquaintance with the heritage and culture of other European nations, to understand the similarities between different cultures, to understand their lifestyle, learn their customs ,to accept their co - existence and to imagine a common future, thereby strengthening European identity.
Educators to increase knowledge and improve their professional profile and to benefit from each other’s practices, ideas and experiences.
See all links of results here:
Creation of web site and e twinning project's and pages.
Creation of e library for learning material ( guide of good practices)
Creation of e books with stories ,tales ,myths and customs and national events traditional recipes ,Christmas customs , e Chistmas dictionary, Olympic games and various topics ) poster, maquettes, calendars, dvds and cds
Creation of "School Museum" in all participants schools.
Organisasion of "Cultural week" every year in all participated schools
Certificate of participation to all participant teachers.
Motivations to be written this project
With this project we wanted to change the behavior of pupils, family and local community towards our culture and tradition and to reinforce their national and European identity. We believe that this project will contribute to the increase of the quality of pre school education, improves the knowledge and reinforces the European aspect of education.
Cultural heritage,as a guardian of the common values contributes to the communication of peoples, particularly those with common cultural elements, which is crucial for maintaining peace and developing friendly human relations. Thus,cultural heritage offers for both, the individual and the community, all these elements that will contribute to the preservation of national values,the defense of human rights,coping with the problems of modern reality.
The basic purpose of the project was to train individuals, integrated to the cultural identity of our age at all, approaching with respect and understanding to different cultures, owing and recognizing cultural richness and diversity, seeing culture as area for creation ,that leads to economic and social sustainability.
Cultural heritage within the Kindergarten,as the first step of systemic education of childrenhas the potential contribute of shaping features and preparing prospective sensitive citizens who know their past, history and culture, creating conditions for a better future and the social-economic development and prosperity of their place of living, and of Europe in general.
We consider that is necessity the cultural enriching of this age children,because the experiences of preschool children in Europe can exert real influence on their lives today, in the future and basically throughout their lives. It is, therefore, extremely important to offer the best possible experience for children and their families.
The value of cultural Education in this age is invaluable, since there are built habits and attitudes of life and formed characters, is building the way of thought of little children and contact with culture encourages children to participate in the educational process, to get to know their cultural heritage and to cultivate their cultural awareness. As sooner it will begin this cultivation in young children, more deeply is going to embedded inside them. Pupils became more open-minded and are interested in other cultures through the experiences gained in the project. They experienced cultural events that bring together people and build bridges of peace and friendship.
This project sensitized trainees and woke their conscience, realizing that the tradition is an very important part of our life and our future it depends of our past.
The project contributed to the development of European consciousness and prepare the European citizen of tomorrow that respects the culture, human rights and values ,well prepared to acting and making right decisions for a better tomorrow.
By project 's coordinator : Ann Magkiosi
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