Our project is based on four main blocks that cover the most important part of our cultural heritage: music and traditional dances; museums and monuments; festivals, traditions and legends; traditional cuisine. Through the activities designed within each block, students will know about their country and other countries in a real context with the objective of improving the target language and developing skills that will help them to continue studying the language in an autonomous way, taking a very active role, having interest in further learning and all these following an innovative approach.
We strongly believe that our project has an innovative component as it is aimed at breaking barriers by going beyond the language classroom. In order to carry out our main goal, we focus on some of the new tendencies of learning strategies for Modern Pedagogy, such as:
-Crossover learning (taking place in informal settings)
-Incidental learning ( taking place while carrying out an activity related to the target language)
-Context-based learning (taking place by experience)
The project is based in the innovative idea that you can learn a language outside the classroom with interactive educational methods. Discovering the cultural elements of your country and your partner`s countries is a challenging and fulfilling way in order to boost your language skills and to enrich your national and European identity.
In addition, this project promotes educational methods based in ICT skills such as the Digital Storytelling method which one of our partners, Vardakeios School, has already used in the previous Erasmus+ project “I dig stories” (Project number: 2015-1-IT02-KA204-015181). This method will help participants to narrate their stories in a certain language and to disseminate their results.