|IESO Quercus - Departamento de Dibujo
- 2009 - Prof. Alfonso Tindon de Izu
|IESO Quercus I Paseo de
Poniente s/n I 37190 Urb. El Encinar, Terradillos I Salamanca I Spain I T. 923373315
|Lifelong Learning Programme "Comenius".
Application form 2009 for School Partnerships -
|In the project "BEYOND WORDS"
we intend to work on the subject of the communication of concepts, ideas and universal
values drawing on the wealth of the alternative languages of the arts: music, painting
Each partner will realize research into artistic works of their countries relevant
to the communication of universal values. This research involves placing the works
in context, which presupposes a review of the historical and social background of
the period of their creation.
Firstly, a study will be carried out, therefore, on those national creations that
convey concepts, ideas and universal values [peace, solidarity, brotherhood, equality,
dialogue, friendship, freedom, justice, happiness...] and once the study is completed
and conveniently prepared, it will be presented to the other partners.
As a second step and upon agreement of all partners, those works that represent the
values that formed the European Union will be highlighted. All the work performed
will form a whole; still it will be structured in didactic units, the contents of
which will be the different artistic expressions that convey the proposed concept,
idea or value.
The partnership will promote the dissemination of the final products planned [website,
blog, newspapers, press releases, educational brochures, workshops, meetings, lectures,
cultural weeks, exhibitions, didactic units, digital files, video recordings, DVDs...]
so that the entire education community benefits from the work carried out.
The project aims to take advantage of the communicative potentials of the art, and
its value as a universal language in the interaction between different nations and
|GENERAL CONTEXT OF EACH INSTITUTION:
PARTNER 4: SOPOT. BULGARIA
SOU "Ivan Vazov" is a general primary and secondary school, situated in
the historical town of Sopot, in the very heart of the Central Balkan National Park
in Central Bulgaria. Due to economic and demographic collapse of the rural areas,
many schools in the surrounding villages have been closed. Many of their pupils came
to our school, among them a significant number of ethnic Turks and Roma. Communicating
with students from different countries and working on a variety of cultural issues
would develop our students knowledge about Europe and themselves as well. A participation
in this project would develop the emotional intelligence of our pupils, and would
show them the European horizons and future perspectives.
PARNER 5: ESPOON KAUPUNKI. FINLAND
KAITAAN LUKIO is an upper secondary school with an extended visual arts-oriented
programme, situated in Espoo, 15 km south of Helsinki. International relations and
projects have always played a big part in our school, which has belonged to Unesco's
ASPnet since the 1970's.
We try to motivate our students to achieve a greater multicultural understanding
through exchange programmes, and one of our aims is to promote tolerance.
PARTNER 2: THESSALONIKI. GREECE
Our school, GYMNASIO EFKARPIAS, is a quite big three-level Secondary Obligatory Education
school (age of pupils 13-16). It is located in Efkarpia, a suburb of Thessaloniki,
the co-capital of Greece. In addition to that, the number of immigrants in the area
is increasing continuously, because housing is cheaper in Efkarpia than in the city.
So, we have to face the issue of incorporating all of them into our everyday life
at school. Our school follows the curriculum suggested by the Greek Ministry of Education.
In addition, emphasis is given on the process of environmental, cultural, European
projects, as well as in organizing day courses on various subjects such as career
guidance projects, drama classes etc. In this way, we believe, we can contribute
to ease the differences among students and give equal chances to all of them. This
project would help our students to broaden their European horizons and give them
a great deal of perspective.
PARTNER 1: BADIA POLESINE. ITALY
Our school, I.I.S Liceo Scientifico E. Balzan, has got three courses :
The Language course, the Scientific Technological course and the Technical Industrial
course with the specialization in Electronics and Telecommunication. Even if they
are three different courses with their own specific curriculum, they share the same
Educational Didactic Planning. Our school is situated in Badia Polesine, a small
town in Alto Polesine, an area bordering the provinces of Ferrara, Padua and Verona,
which is why our catchment area is so large and varied. Needing labour, the northeastern
small- and medium-sized factories attract an increasing number of immigrants, whose
children attend our school. These families integration is not easy; therefore our
school has a thoughtful approach to this matter and is actively involved in making
this process easier.
PARTNER 7: HARDERWIJK. HOLLAND
The RSG-Slingerbos / Levant is a secondary school for pupils from 12-18 y.o, in the
middle of the Netherlands. It is situated in two different locations, in two cities.
One in the polder, and one in Harderwijk. Although the majority of our pupils are
from the Netherlands, we also have pupils from Turkey, Maroc, Afganistan, Irak...
but they are well integrated in the school community. The internationalisation is
a more and more important part of the school curriculum. In all school years the
EIO (European and International Orientation) will be integrated into the relevant
subjects. We want our pupils to be aware of being not only a Dutch citizen, but also
an European citizen. The way to reach this, is giving our pupils the opportunity
to work and to communicate on projects with pupils from other countries. In this
global world all students need to experience to cooperate with young people from
other countries. This Comenius project will contribute to understanding over the
borders and to reduce prejudice in general.
PARTNER 3: CONSTANTA. ROMANIA
During its centenary existence, the N. P. C "Constantin Bratescu" has educated
children (from 6 to 18 y.o.) belonging to a wide national background, specific to
the region our school is situated, Dobrudja, "a tiny Europe and Asia together",
as it was called. In addition to the curriculum, annually, various optional courses
and projects have been added to emphasise school role as catalyser for their cultural
multinational values. It has become obvious, that a climate of tolerance, plural
coexistence and cultural diversity has been maintained, yet, preserving for each
of them the national identity, on a school background of equal chances. Taking part
in this project will be for pupils and teachers of our school, anxious to meet foreign
people and learn about other cultures, an excellent opportunity to reflect on European
COORDINATOR: SALAMANCA. SPAIN
IESO QUERCUS, is a small educative centre with only the four levels of the Secondary
Obligatory Education (age of pupils 12-16). It is located in Terradillos, a village
situated on the outskirts of the city of Salamanca. Since some years ago, the number
of immigrants is increasing continuously because the housing is cheaper than in the
city, having to face the integration of these families as their children attend our
school. With this familiar and social situation, our students have no opportunities
to know other countries and their cultures.
PARTNER 6: ISTAMBUL. TURKEY
EMLAK KONUT MIMARSINAN LISESI is a big educative school with only the four levels
of the secondary school. (Age of pupils 14-18). It is located near the MARMARA sea.
Our school is out of city centre. This school was built at the end of 2005. We have
got many different activities: Chess, gym, laboratory... It has also got a big playground.
The school is not far from the MARMARA sea.
|RELEVANCE FOR THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
|To improve the quality and to increase
the volume of mobility involving pupils and educational staff in different Member
To improve the quality and to increase the volume of partnerships between schools
in different Member States, so as to involve at least 3 million pupils in joint educational
activities during the period of the programme (COM-OpObj-2)
To encourage the learning of modern foreign languages (COM-OpObj-3)
To support the development of innovative ICT-based content, services, pedagogies
and practice in lifelong learning (COM-OpObj-4)
To enhance the quality and European dimension of teacher training (COM-OpObj-5)
To support improvements in pedagogical approaches and school management (COM-OpObj-6)
|We have planned a maximum number of mobilities
for students and teachers. Students will meet in Italy (June 2010) and Spain (June
2011). Staff will have a meeting in each of the eight schools of the Partnership,
four every school year. There are schools from eight countries in the proposed Partnership.
The variety of countries and their geographical situation, will provide interesting
opportunities to a large number of students to share educational activities during
the period of the programme. Working language will be English, because it is studied
by all the students as a main foreign language at their schools. The contact with
foreign students will improve the linguistic competence previously acquired and will
motivate the learning of other languages. Many of the activities and products planned
in the project depend on the use of ICT. The Partnership will promote the use of
the Internet and New Technologies as a communication tool between learners of different