“Education through Culture – Friends without Frontiers!”

THE NAME OF THE PROJECT

a.TITLE – “Educationthrough Culture – Friends without Frontiers!
b. TYPEOF EDUCATION – Education for democratic citizenship, ecology, culture andtradition.
c. TYPEOF PROJECT – International

PARTNERS:

1.I.Ș.J. ARGEŞ, ROMANIA;
2. “MIHAIEMINESCU” SCHOOL, PITEŞTI, ARGEŞ, ROMANIA;
3. OS„MILUTIN I DRAGINJA TODOROVIC” KRAGUJEVAC, SERBIA;
4.ASSOCIATIONOF PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN „MIHAI  EMINESCU” SCHOOL, PITEȘTI, ARGEŞ, ROMANIA.

ARGUMENT

Education, in the perspective of opening up to multiple values, is a fully justified approach, as it aims at better insertion of man into a polymorphic and dynamic spiritual world.

Thus, education meets both the desiderata of individuality, through the highlighting of particular, unique features that are worth recognizing or amplifying, as well as in the benefit of society, ensuring a certain degree of coherence, solidarity and functionality. The solidarity of the community is strengthened not only by the way in which reproduction of large symbols is managed within the respective cultural space, but also by the way openness to other cultural spaces is regulated.

A culture is great not only through itself, but also by the way it allows openings to the outside, things that are observed and learned starting in schools and continue throughout life.

That is why education gains an intercultural dimension, whose main objective lies in preparing the students to perceive, accept, respect and experience the encounter with the other, as a reason for joy, an opportunity to strengthen the feeling of living together, a desire to a common sensing and to a welcomed cooperation.

The other is an opportunity for discovery and awareness of the real identity; in the search for the other, we discover ourselves, we realize what we are, hope and deserve. The existential beauty is given to us by the other, by the miracle of getting out of ourselves, of the projection in another, by the love of the nearest one – as well as of the distant one!

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PURPOSE

Developing education for all, in the spirit of recognizing and accepting by students of the differences that exists within the society, of an education for different cultures, as a privilege of the courage to get out of ourselves, to interact and to interact with each other, highlighting the cultural differences.

OPERATIONAL OBJECTIVES

to identify the principles and values specific​​to  culture without frontiers;
to accept and respect different points of view;
to promote traditions and customs specific to theirown culture;
to show a tolerant and open attitude, to acceptdiversity;
tosolve, working in a team, tasks relatedto life in an a society without frontiers;
to share examples of good practice, in promotingeducation through culture;
to identify solutions to overcome barriers inintercultural communication.

TARGET GROUPS

 students from “Mihai Eminescu” School, Piteşti, Romania and OS “Milutin I Draginja Todorovic” Kragujevac, Serbia

DURATION  –  1 school year  (2018-2019)

CONTENT OF THE PROJECT

a) Activity calendar – Annex no. 1;
b) Performance indicators:
to complete the proposed activities;
to participate in activities of at least 1/3 of thepupils and teachers of the school;
at least 50% of the parents, together with students,to participate as volunteers in activities;
to use various communication methods.

EXPECTED RESULTS

making a project album;
establishing connectionsbetween participants;
applying, in the instructional-educational approach,of some techniques and methods acquired through the sharing experience;
developing the capacity of  intercultural communication.

RESOURCES

Human resources: students, parents, teachers;
Material and financial resources: CDs, DVDs, TV sets, video / DVD players, projection screens, cameras, popular costumes, masks, toys, stationery and office supplies;
Partners responsibilities:
            -carrying out activities with topicsof intercultural education;
            -working with teachers to supportactivities

EVALUATION – QUALITY

Monitoringwill be carried out on a permanent basis by project initiators andcoordinators, following:
thedegree of involvement of participants, partner institutions and parents;
thedegree of achievement of the proposed activities
projectadvertising, at least at local / regional level

PROJECT DISSEMINATION

creating the album of the project and presenting itto the partner institutions and within the local pedagogical meetings;
project promotion on the school website and in thelocal media.

PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY

There is the possibility of developing and continuing the project in future school years according to the results achieved.