- Training course for teachers
- Cross-cultural curriculum implementation
- Developing cross-cultural teaching materials
- Study trips
- Training course for youth
- Final conference
- Information and publicity
1. Training course for teachers
The project team will develop 3 training interactive seminars for teachers in order to give practical and theoretical inputs about cross-cultural education.
- Cross-cultural teaching training seminar – will consist of a general overview on transculturalism in modern societies and give practical examples of topics, methods and learning tools for cross-cultural teaching
- New technologies in cross-cultural teaching seminar – will teach digital storytelling methodology in intercultural education; how to use online games and board games in teaching process; what is the role of social media today?; give a presentation of digital tools made by the project.
- Curriculum development concerning cross-cultural knowledge – this activity will include the teacher’s seminar for making cross-cultural learning curricula for primary and secondary schools and later on it will be enriched with practical feedback. Teachers will partake in the participative process of making a pilot program for cross-cultural learning for their schools which will consist of model workshops, theory and learning inputs, cross-cultural topics (identity, stereotypes, discrimination, migration, contribution of minorities, customs, culture, tradition and languages of the region etc.), various cross-cultural teaching methodologies, digital tools in cross-cultural learning, didactic teaching materials etc. Cross-cultural teaching program for pupils will consist of at least 70h of content.
2. Cross-cultural curriculum implementation
Project partners will implement interdisciplinary cross-cultural curricula in 8 primary and secondary schools. The main implementing actors of the curriculum will be the teachers who finished training for cross-cultural teaching with mentoring support from NDC and EEA (4 meetings). Base character of the program will be combining diverse learning subjects (history, geography, economics, sociology, literature, science, art, music) into interactive cross-cultural interdisciplinary learning content. A strong aspect of the program will be the use of new technologies in cross-cultural learning – equipment (smart boards, tablets, computers, smartphones etc.) and digital teaching content (manual, interactive web page, games and apps, online quizzes, digital storytelling gallery etc.). The program will provide to 200 pupils a minimum of 70h of teaching cross-cultural content in schools. Experience from the implementation will be documented as lessons learned and integrated into teachers manual.
3. Developing cross-cultural teaching materials
Partners will work together to create a mix of mainly online teaching tools for teachers in primary and secondary schools related to intercultural education:
- Development of handbook for primary and secondary teachers (the content of the handbook will be related to teachers education and cross-cultural curriculum which will be implemented in schools later on)
- Development of project web page with online materials for teachers and pupils including interactive digital learning map of the region (on Croatian and Hungarian language)
- Development of educational social game app about Croatia and Hungary
- Development of interactive quizzes (in Kahoot app) about Croatia-Hungary according to the age (primary school 1-4 grade, 4-6 grade, 7-8 grade; and secondary school) and knowledge topics (history, famous persons, fun facts, geography etc.)
- Development of pop-up exhibition about Croatia and Hungary
4. Study trips
A total of 9 study exchange visits will be implemented in the second half of the program (4 in Croatia and 5 in Hungary). The goal is to increase mobility, exchange and networking between 8 primary and secondary schools. Study exchange programs will be organized bilaterally (one + one school) with an estimation of 80 – 100 participants per visit. Program of the study trips will be mix of educational, cultural, art activities in which participates pupils and teachers together with community members (parents, youth, citizens). One study trip will be organized in cooperation with Gandhi gymnasium in Pecs for a group of Roma participants (parents, youth, activists), teachers and other professionals working with the Roma community. The one day program will include a presentation of gymnasium programs, projects and educational opportunities for youth.
At the beginning of the project TEACH desk research will be conducted with the specific emphasis on intercultural content in school textbooks and sensitivity towards minority and marginalized groups and their culture. With this research, we wish also to spot cross-cultural learning content in existing textbooks (in history, geography, language, art, and other subjects) in order to help teachers to connect formal curriculum with cross-cultural teaching goals. Project partners will engage expert researcher from Hungary and Croatia to conduct the research and present results in analytical format. Research results will be shared with teachers during training seminars and with other stakeholders on the final conference of the project and online.
6. Training course for youth
Training course for youth (20 participants from Croatia and Hungary) will cover topics of communication, social and mass media, youth employment, educational cross-border opportunities, active citizenship, social sensitivity and social capital, how to build an inclusive society. The process starts with training about communication. Participants will experience working in not only groups but in bilateral groups which give a load of new experiences in communication. They learn practical tips and methods about creating content, text, photo, video. We work on how to tell a story how to involve the audience. We collect all good practices from social media to reach a wide public. To have practical tasks where they can use the new skills we develop the social media sites of TEACH together and also create content for the digital learning map. They will become chronicles of the project TEACH. We close the process together with a one-day follow-up meeting where we evaluate the learning process.
7. Final conference
At the end of the project partners will organize a Final conference with the goal of presentation of the project results to the public (curriculums, produced materials, examples of good practices etc.); presentation of the research; presentation of lessons learned etc. Conference will network key stakeholders (around 50 participants) relevant for cross-cultural education and present different perspectives through guest speakers and discussions about main project components and activities. It will contribute to answers like: how can cross-cultural education plays important role in cross-border cohesion and understanding; what are the links with minority, citizenship, bi-lingual education; what are further challenges and some strategies for future similar programs in EU context.
8. Information and publicity
Project partners will make several activities concerning information and publicity. At the start of the project we will organize 2 press conferences (one in Osijek, one in Pecs) in order to share key information of the project with media and general public. During the project implementation 8 school fairs will be organized in order to promote project goals, objectives and to motivate school community to participate in project activities. Partners will print promotional materials of the project and distribute in area of implementation and towards target groups (posters, bags etc.). An interactive project web page will be a key for sharing information about the project, including the digital materials for teachers. Web page will be 3 lingual, Croatian, Hungarian, English. At the end of the project partners will organize final conference of the project with the goal of sharing lessons learned of the project and further network key stakeholders.