The objective of “COMMUNITEK: Melting Distances”, a Grundtvig Partnership between five educational institutions (in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Catalonia, Finland and Greece respectively), is to take full advantage of the enriching opportunities...Read more
The objective of “COMMUNITEK: Melting Distances”, a Grundtvig Partnership between five educational institutions (in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Catalonia, Finland and Greece respectively), is to take full advantage of the enriching opportunities that a European multilateral learning project opens up for students, teachers, adult education institutions and, ultimately, the communities which they all reflect. More specifically, we want to cooperate to bridge the distances between cultures and languages with the use of computer-mediated communication and through face-to-face meetings with our partners.
Our proposal for a Grundtvig Partnership has been thought out on the basis of a task-centred approach. All through the project, students will cooperate to learn together and to grow into better European citizens by creating different products such as a cross-cultural recipe book, a multilingual dictionary and video clips portraying their everyday lives - all of which demand an active role of every participant and a good deal of critical thinking and open-mindedness.
Some participants will have the opportunity to visit their partners and work with them in situ, and the teachers involved will have a channel at their disposal for sharing teaching methods, exchanging experiences and growing professionally.
By the end of this two-year-long journey, all participants will have enhanced their key competences for lifelong learning - particularly the communicative, the social and civic, the digital, and the learning-to-learn competence - and they will have acquired a first-hand knowledge of their fellow travellers’ culture, an increased respect for diversity and also an appreciation of minority languages. Their foreign language skills will have been put to the test in real, meaningful communication with other people, and all project results and outcomes will be disseminated at a local, national and European level.