“On the shoulders of giants” is a two-year Erasmus + project in which five different European Schools are working together to reduce early school leaving. These schools are:
- «Colegio Calasanz» (Alcalá de Henares, Spain)
- «General Lyceum of Eleftherios Venizelos» (Chania, Greece)
- «IISS Alpi Montale Rutigliano” (Rutigliano, Italy)
- «Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace Marii Sklodowskiej-Curie» (Sucha Beskidzka, Poland), and
- «Thoren Business School» (Uppsala, Sweden)
Project involves students at the age of 15-17 years old.
The project’s main objective is tackling early school leaving using innovative methodologies and tools so that students will find a closer and more motivating space.
This project aims to increase student’s motivation by taking advantage on their interests. Students are keen on new technologies and they offer a valuable tool if properly used. Drawing connections to their real lives and using active methodologies can favor a deeper understanding and help getting students more emotionally involved. Students get implicated in their learning process by being responsible for creating quality contents built “on the shoulders” of all previous development, using critical thinking, and team working with transnational partners.
In each of the fifth meetings students work in international teams, favoring communication and common learning.
Each meeting will study a general topic and it will be analyzed from different perspectives (science, art, history, literature, ICT…).