TOGETHER

Implement service learning in schools TO GET digital cultural HERitage enhanced

Target Groups

Secondary school teachers and leaders and secondary school students

Aim

To foster digital creativity of young generations by using the “service learning” methodology

Duration

May 2021 - April 2023

Project Aim

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.

Background

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.

News

Articles - Meetings - Training - Events

Online meeting – February 2022

On the 23rd of February 2022, the consortium met online for another meeting. This time, they discussed the results of the focus groups and semi-structured interviews and started talking about the handbook content. Partners shared their views on what units they can develop based on their expertise and experience. Short discussions were followed in regards…

Second transnational meeting

The consortium met once again online on the 17th of December 2021 due to the COVID-19 restrictions and had a great and productive meeting. Partners had a brainstorming session in regards to the questions that will be raised during the focus groups and semi-structured interviews that will be organized in January-February 2022 and they then…

Article 1 – Service Learning

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…

The Consortium

CONTACT US

 

Berlin Cosmopolitan School

Address:  Rückerstraße 9, 10119 Berlin, Germany

Contact Details: Mark Johnson

Email: johnson@cosmopolitanschool.de                        

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