This project aims at detecting and unearthing the intrinsic values students have by doing literary work. The students will rediscover their in-built feelings like empathy, love, respect, tolerance, patience, mercy, trust, responsibility, cooperation, success, self-respect and self-esteem via books through innovative teaching methods. They will read books from different cultures and do cross-cultural activities. Within the context of this study, they will discover the virtues of other European nations by examining their work of literature and will have the chance to increase their understanding of different cultures. This study will make an endeavour to generate and engage students’ interests and excitement in positive manners. They will also gain knowledge about the European cultural heritage of partner countries. The target group will be teenagers who are aged between 13 and 18.
OUR PROJECT'S JOURNEY MAP
Our aims are to read and learn new novels, poems and stories from different cultures, to explore the issues and problems faced in partner countries, to develop a reading habit and to promote a love for literature, to detect mutual values among partners by learning their literary work, to transfer these morals among the young generation through reading each other’s books, to empathize with others and get rid of prejudices, to increase the interaction among students from different cultures, to do cross-cultural activities, to use web 2.0 teaching tools and improve ICT skills, to create artistic logos, and posters, to make presentations, to learn unknown words by doing vocabulary study, to make summaries, to write letters to the authors, to prepare newspaper front pages based on the books which they are going to read, to prepare dialogues and to design a website.
SOME PHOTOS SHOWING OUR ACTIVITIES AND VISITS DURING THIS PROJECT
A 6-month of planning has been made for the project. The issues specified each month will be processed simultaneously with all partners and uploaded to the system. Logo, poster works, summaries, word lists, dialogue studies and web 2.0 tools will be used actively. Each school will create its own student team. Students will be able to meet and exchange information through online meetings. Common products will be produced and displayed.
Students will have read and learned each other’s books and literary work, explored the issues and problems faced in other countries, discovered the mutual values among each other, shared and exchanged these values and morals among them, enhanced their reading habit and promoted a love for literature, empathized with others and gotten rid of their prejudices, had interactions with different cultures, done cross-cultural activities, used web 2.0 teaching tools and improved their ICT skills.
Here we can find some of the products we have created for disemination.
VIRTUAL TOUR OF LA REGENTA
We have created an English-spoken free virtual tour, available for anybody, about the Spanish novel, “La Regenta” using Poly tour creator. You can see it here: poly.google.com/view/07dlWB5DDnO
Or you can enjoy it using Google Expeditions
At the beggining of our project we asked our students to desing their ideas of a logo for the project. This is the one the students selected after secret voting among all the candidates. It appears in all the official documents of the project.