The TOGETHER project aims to foster digital creativity of young generations by using the “service learning” methodology, which means to create a link between students’ learning objectives and the actual needs of the society, and by applying it to secondary school. This will then engage students in community-valuable activities of digital transformation for cultural heritage resources, in order to protect community’s cultural assets. The project will develop a training path for secondary school teachers on how to provide significant creative digital skills through the application of service learning oriented to the design of a motivating learning environment, aiming to engage students in real-life initiatives in collaboration with key local actors for the promotion of their cultural heritage.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected dramatically the creative economy and cultural heritage. At the same time, this sector plays a fundamental role for ensuring the continued development of societies. Therefore, there is an increasing need for the young generations to take over a role of responsibility towards their current and future cultural wealth, through the deployment of new competence frameworks where hard (digital) and soft (creativity) skills should be prominent. The process of digitalisation and digital transformation of cultural capital that is currently underway is providing a great help for its long-term preservation and valorisation, while at the same time contributing to close the gap with younger generations, that are today fully digital native.
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Our first article is out, entitled Service Learning: between education and volunteering. When learning is useful to others! Nowadays, we hear more and more about service learning, both in and outside the school environment,but many people still fail to understand what it is. Often, during explanations, this phenomenon isassociated with volunteering, which is similar to…
What inspired us to develop TOGETHER? What is service learning? What are the expected results of the project? Find out more information in our article here.
Kick-off Meeting DATE: 27 May 2021 Virtual Meeting On the 27th of May 2021, Emphasys participated in the Kick-off meeting for the KA2 Erasmus+ ‘TOGETHER: Implement service learning in schools TO GET digital cultural HERitage enhanced’ project. The TOGETHER project aims to foster the digital creativity of young generations by leveraging the “service learning” methodology…
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Submission Number: 2020-1-DE03-KA227-SCH-093556