1. Learning/ Teaching/ Training Activities Elefsina & Athens -Greece 25.02.2018-03.02.2018
Monday 26 February 2018
The first day began with the delegations at the Elefsina Town Hall who were welcomed by the Deputy Mayor and representatives. The representatives of the municipality started the presentation by showing us their vision for the cultural capital of 2021. The old and new face of the city, the challenges to come and the power that draws from tradition and history were elements that impressed the guests.
It was followed by a presentation at the 3rd Gymnasium of Elefsina on the topic of Greece's educational system, statistics on early school leaving and finally on the influence of art in education. Particular reference was made to refugee education programs.
Later at noon our partners took a walk in the city with a tour of the most important places (old olive mill, Ag. Zacharias, Archaeological Site)
Tuesday 27 February 2018
A reception was held at 10:00 am at the 3rd Gymnasium of Elefsina by the Director Panagiotis Liakeas. Also there was a guided tour of the students at the school's premises (Teaching rooms, Laboratories, Vegetable garden etc.)
A follow-up of the 3rd Gymnasium of Elefsina on early school leaving , supported by another Erasmus + Project, Art, Technology & Sport, followed me to my School:
The website of the project (website, blog, e-twinning Platform,) and the Project Finalized Product Platform were presented.
An orchestra and choir performance was held by music teacher Ms. Flouda with school pupils and a breakdance performance was shown by Expression-Expression.
Then there was a T -Shirt Lab workshop from Athens Makerspace where each guest created his personal stamp. The workshop was attended by students of the class with particular interest. After lunch, a ceramic workshop was followed at where pottery maker Mr. Katsaras introduced the partners to the educational programs that he implemented for the students. The clay, the colors, the observation and the concentration required by creative engagement with ceramics are the advantages of these programs. Mr. Katsaras created a relevant brochure for this visit which was distributed to the guests with the aim of better embodying art in education and pottery as a Hands on activity.
Wednesday 28 February 2018
The day was devoted to Museum Education in one of the most famous museums in Greece: the Acropolis Museum. Research suggests that the museum offers a global-cross-thematic approach to knowledge and believes it can contribute to the development of critical competence, the creation of tomorrow's active citizen and the building of critique of knowledge. Surveys made in this area have observed that students' behavior in museums shows that even the weakest students are encouraged to participate due to lack of scoring pressure or high performance. During the tour, a worksheet with questions, games, etc. was given as a sample that can be customized and used in all museums.
Thursday 01 March 2018
The day included a robotics workshop at Athens Makerspace, where all partners planned the arduino circuits so that the sensors would avoid obstacles. New Technologies is the area that learners are interested in and can catalyze driving forces in their activation
In the afternoon there was a visit to the emblematic building of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. After the tour, a worksheet was provided where the partners worked together to answer it. There a discussion was followed in the open space where everyone shared their concerns about education, exchanged ideas and practices and found that they had a common vision.
On the piano, Ms. Flouda joined the high school professor Mrs. Federika Gallo of the Italian school with her divine voice, moved not only Michelangelo's team but also all attending guests.
Friday 02 March 2018
The day included a visit to the 5th Primary School of Elefsina, where an exemplary reception of the group was made by the Director Mrs. Giota Antoniades and her teachers. After presenting the curriculum, the art programs in which the school has participated and won a prize for, we had the pleasure of hearing the children sing various songs composed by their teachers. The children were awarded prizes and also won our enthusiasm. The questions that our partners raised were as many just as their interest was in this really dynamic school. The visit continued at the 1st EPAL of Elefsina, where the Erasmus + Project was originally under the umbrella of the Erasmus + Project, which they implement as part of the school's policy to tackle early school leaving , the practices of the project impressed the team as well as the tour to the workshops of Eleftherias Secretariat by Mrs. Liakos.
If time wasn’t an issue , the visit could of lasted all day. The visit to schools ended with a visit to the 1st General Lyseum of Elefsina, where the very interesting mediation program that implements the school was presented with very positive results. Guided visits to the library and school closed school visits.
Gift Merchandise Distributing Follow-Up Certificates and Departures of the Partners
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