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 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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TOGETHER: Implement service learning in schools TO GET digital cultural HERitage enhanced
The objective of TOGETHER is to develop an innovative methodology to engage secondary school students in community-based participative activities for the digitization, enhancement and protection of cultural heritage, in accordance with the principles of service learning and project-based learning. Check out the article below to find out more: Article 3
TOGETHER Project meeting!
In our first in-person Transnational Project Meeting, we met in Berlin, Germany. We started the day with a welcome and a tour through the school, Berlin Cosmopolitan School. We started the day with a presentation of TOGETHER Digital Creativity Academy and Q&A by all partners. We discussed the possibility of a certification when the teacher…
The Teachers’ Handbook is ready!
The TOGETHER partnership has been working very hard during the last year to bring you the Teachers’ Handbook and Competence Framework: a meaningful pedagogical resource available for the continuous professional development of secondary school teachers and leaders. The handbook will provide them with an innovative educational model based on digital creativity skills with the aim…
Berlin Cosmopolitan School
Address: Rückerstraße 9, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Contact Details: Mark Johnson
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