Colourful Journey – COLOUR – Erasmus+ KA229
Period: 01.09.2019 – 28.02.2021
Project number: 2019-1-SK01-KA229-060794_3
- Stredná odborná škola chemická Bratislava (Slovakia, Bratislava)
- Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Pietro Scalcerle (Italy, Padova)
- Střední průmyslová škola chemická Pardubice (Czech Republic, Pardubice)
According to the European Pillar of Social Rights, everyone has the right to quality and inclusive education, training and lifelong learning to maintain and acquire the skills that will enable him to fully participate in the life of the society and successfully manage the changes in the labor market.
Everybody, even a high school graduate, should have a wide range of skills and competences and develop them throughout their lives.
The project supports the acquisition of basic skills and wider competence development by enriching academic education with art. Motivation and engagement will be enhanced by active learning methods. The development of competencies will be supported by the use of scientific methods in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, STEAM.
The project is implemented within the framework of transnational cooperation of Slovak, Czech and Italian schools. The target group is secondary school pupils and teachers. Out of 100 pupils, 54 direct participants will take part on educational activities, others will participate in other project activities. Another target group is science and social science teachers, including 24 teachers directly involved in activities, and 30 teachers using best practices.
The development of pupils‘ competences in secondary education will be achieved through three educational activities that will be implemented as a multidisciplinary blocks, such as Pigments 1, Pigments 2, Pigments 3. Each block is made of two modules focused on Pigments and Dyes for Textiles, Pigments in Coatings and Paints, Pigments in Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical Products, Food Dyes, Pigments on Canvas and Wood Pigments in the manufacture of glass and ceramics.
Pupils as direct participants in educational activities and members of the organizational team will acquire the competences necessary for their future social and professional life. These are linguistic competences, mathematical competence and competence in science, technology and engineering, digital competence, personal, social and educational competence, competence in cultural awareness and expression. They gain the ability to think and find innovative solutions. The knowledge and experience of the pupils involved in project will be transferred using peer-to-peer learning and collaborative learning to other school pupils in the same year of study especially in these subjects: English language, chemistry and applied chemistry and technology, biology (toxicology), mathematics, chemical laboratory exercises, economics.
The STEAM teachers‘ experience will be transformed into methodological sheets that will give teachers guidance on how to apply the method in preparing their own lessons. Methodological sheets can be used as a whole, or only its parts can be used, namely in science subjects, in vocational schools as well as in vocational subjects, in extracurricular activities. Teachers who have not yet applied the STEAM method or are a beginner in its application, will gain greater confidence in its application. Teachers will share their experience with teachers of the same subject group, teachers of other subjects within the school. Active teachers can continue in the role of multiplier on regional level methodological meetings. Within the project the online workshops of engaged teachers will be organised. They will serve as a forum for exchanging best practice.
Joint project activities will also create a platform for networking of schools that are focused on the same learning methods. Within the project due to the networking the assumption for long-term and successful partnership and increasing the volume of international school cooperation with different focus in the name of European philosophy to connect different groups of people will be created.