Project objectives and results
The main project aims is to increase the European awareness and understanding about the world problems that created by the absence of cultural literacy that leads to understanding that is duty of all the protection of our cultural heritage through activities of cultural education and through children's curiosity of this age.
This project will contributes to the development of a European conscience and prepares a European citizen who respects the human rights and the cultural values of life, elements that help to adopting a positive attitude towards theirselves and the tradition and helps also the eliminating marginalization and smooth integration to society, through understanding diversity of cultures.
By taking part in this project we set as objectives :
To awake children's interest in issues ,related to the cultural heritage and life style of their ancestors and the historical development of human activities
To develop the capacity of children to make comparisons of their lives, to compare the present with the past and to distinguish changes.
To understand the value of cultural heritage and the useful of museums.
To develop children's skills and abilities related to observation, exploration with teaching methods that promote the autonomous learning
To develop their perceptual ability as well as basic chronological concepts, enrich their vocabulary and their aesthetic cultivation
To accept the diversity To develop the spirit of cooperation and responsibility, through games with other children.
To practice with new technologies
To strengthen their contact with European languages and realize their importance.
Acquaintance with the heritage and culture of other European nations, to understand the similarities between different cultures, to understand their lifestyle, learn their customs ,to accept their co - existence and to imagine a common future, thereby strengthening European identity.
Educators will increase knowledge and improve their professional profile and will benefit from each other’s practices, ideas and experiences.
Creation of web site and e twinning project page.
Creation of e library for learning material Poster, maquettes,calendars,dvds and cds.
Creation of e books with stories ,tales ,myths and customs.
Creation of e book about the traditional recipes of all participant countries.
Creation of e book with Christmas customs and e dictionary with words that remind Christmas .
Creation of "School Museum" in all participants schools.
Certificate of participation to all participant teachers.
Europass will be given to all participant teachers after each training
Motivations to be written this project
Cultural heritage,as a guardian of the common values contributes to the communication of peoples, particularly those with common cultural elements, which is crucial for maintaining peace and developing friendly human relations. Thus,cultural heritage offers for both, the individual and the community, all these elements that will contribute to the preservation of national values,the defense of human rights,coping with the problems of modern reality.
The basic purpose of the project is to train individuals, integrated to the cultural identity of our age at all, approaching with respect and understanding to different cultures, owing and recognizing cultural richness and diversity, seeing culture as area for creation ,that leads to economic and social sustainability.
Cultural heritage within the Kindergarten,as the first step of systemic education of childrenhas the potential contribute of shaping features and preparing prospective sensitive citizens who know their past, history and culture, creating conditions for a better future and the social-economic development and prosperity of their place of living, and of Europe in general.
We consider that is necessity the cultural enriching of this age children,because the experiences of preschool children in Europe can exert real influence on their lives today, in the future and basically throughout their lives. It is, therefore, extremely important to offer the best possible experience for children and their families.
The value of cultural Education in this age is invaluable, since there are built habits and attitudes of life and formed characters, is building the way of thought of little children and contact with culture encourages children to participate in the educational process, to get to know their cultural heritage and to cultivate their cultural awareness. As sooner it will begin this cultivation in young children, more deeply is going to embedded inside them.
The project will contribute to the development of European consciousness and prepare the European citizen of tomorrow that respects the culture, human rights and values and that will be prepared to acting and making right decisions for a better tomorrow.
Pupils will become more open-minded and interested in other cultures through the experiences gained in the project. They will experience cultural events that bring together people and build bridges of peace and friendship. It will sensitize trainees and awaken their conscience, realizing that the tradition is an very important part of our life and our future it depends of our past.
With this project we wish to change the behavior of pupils, family and local community towards our culture and tradition and to reinforce their national and European identity. We believe that this project will contribute to the increase of the quality of pre school education, improves the knowledge and reinforces the European aspect of education.
By project 's coordinator : Ann Magkiosi