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  • Henk Sligte used this presentation when speaking at the conference “Towards a European electronic network for schools”. The conference took place at December 16-17, 1996 in Brussels, and was organised by the European Commission. More info you can find at
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    1. 1. The European Schools Project: a Support System for Teletrips
    2. 2. International Symposium 98 “Schools and the Internet” Tokyo, July 1-2, 1998 Henk Sligte [email_address] University of Amsterdam co-founder & chairman board European Schools Project
    3. 3. Overview <ul><li>History of ESP </li></ul><ul><li>Teletrips or Teleprojects </li></ul><ul><li>ESP as Support System </li></ul><ul><li>The Future </li></ul>
    4. 4. Amsterdam - Telegraph Creek Geography English Language 1987-1988 6 teachers 80 pupils Research Project ADIDAS-net FIDO-Net BITNET EARN JANET UUCP
    5. 5. From Peter Hyde at Tahltan School in Telegraph Creek, British Columbia, Canada 6 years ago we didnt even have telephones here and we had to rely on short wave radio, so to be able to send messages in this manner is a big change for us. We only get mail trucked in here once a week, so electronic mail is certainly faster than the regualr mail!! The first concept which is very difficult for Europeans to understand about northern B.C. is distance. Our nearest neighbour is a village, 120 km from here. Our population in this village is 350, and our neighbour, Dease Lake, has a population of 400. It is a 770 km drive to our nearest town, called Terrace. It has a population of only 16,000. Along the drive to Terrace you only pass through 3 villages, non with more than 500 people living in them. This is so different from Europe! Imagine driving 770 km from Amsterdam and only passing through three little villages!
    6. 6. Hai Folks, here we are again! With all kinds of questions about fashion. 1) What kind of clothes do you wear? 2) Do the girls wear dresses or do girls wear the same as boys do? 3) Do you have jeans, here in Holland most of the boys and girls wear jeans like 501-Levi’s, Lee, Edwin etc. 4) Do you have gel for your hair? 5) And things like hair-pins? 6) Do you Do you wear special wedding-dresses on your wedding day? 7) Are there sepcial rules for your wedding, do you have to be a virgin? 8) Which color do you wear on your wedding day? 9) Are there fashion magazines? 10) Do you wear earrings? 11) Do you have swimming clothes? 12) Do you wear make-up?
    7. 7. Hi! My name is Donna. I am 17 and in Grade 9. Pretty bad eh?! There are no guys or girls my age in this school. As a matter of fact there are only 50 students in this school form age 5 to my age. Just like some of you guys, &quot;I don’t like some of the teachers in this school&quot;, but I do like my Teacher, David. One thing I don’t like about school is that it starts at 8:45 in the morning. My birthday is in January, and I have one brother and a sister who has a son and new baby girl. My mom is in my home town, so my boy friend (21) lives with me at my place.In the future I would like to graduate, then get married and have children, all within the next 3 or 4 years. There is not much excitement around this little village, so there is a lot of drinking (I don’t drink any more), so it's nice to have a motorbike or something to keep you amused. Bye, Donna. P.S. Write soon!!! This is neat!!! Like really Rad!
    8. 8. The first European Triangle Amsterdam Großburgwedel Lenham Ecology Poetry 1988
    9. 9. The Orchard Near us in an orchard full of apple trees and sheep Lambs are being born and you can hear them bleat I think the lambs get scared of vehicles roaring past I wonder how long the orchard will last They’re going to build houses on the orchard people say I think the sheep and everybody wish they’d go away They’ve been planning it for 20 years so I think they will People say it sad you know people love it still Sarah Barrow 100+ poems
    10. 10. mail> 13 To: esp-uk Date: Mon, 05 Jun 89 00:21:18 MET hello guy FxCK YOU ******** ** ******* ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ***** ******** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** * -- esp-uk via FidoNet node 2:500/209 UUCP: ...!mcvax!hp4nl!uvabick!sconar!esp-uk sconar.UUCP
    11. 11. TELEMATICA Hello boys and girls and teachers from Great Brittain and Germany I write this letter because I've done some things that isn't right.I've written some things like &quot;fxck you&quot;, I hope of curse you'll excuse me, and I didn't have hurt you. I oppologize me very much. I better give no more examples because my teacher: Mister Claassen might again get angry, as the first time and I hope there isn't going to be any war between Great-Brittain and Germany with the Netherlands between it to. I hope you will get this message and will write as soon can back. bye bye from the crazy Roy Rxxxxxx who have send you the craziest letter there was. A'dam 23-6-89
    12. 12. Numbers in 1991-1992 etcetera 30 projects 16 topics 75 teachers 1500 pupils 1991
    13. 13. Numbers?? <ul><li>xxxx teachers </li></ul><ul><li>thousands teleprojects </li></ul><ul><li>100+ conversation topics </li></ul><ul><li>tens of thousands pupils </li></ul><ul><li>25+ countries </li></ul>
    14. 14. USA Canada Chile Brazil Estonia Slovakia Poland Russia Czech Republic Slovenia Lithuania Bosnija-Herzegowina Denmark Germany United Kingdom Belgium Sweden Norway Finland Spain France Italy Portugal Iceland the Netherlands Japan ESP in the World
    15. 15. Teleprojects <ul><li>Telematic Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Designed, planned & evaluated by teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation-topic </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by doing, by inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of results </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual foreign language </li></ul><ul><li>Maximal conditions for interactivity: Golden Rules </li></ul>
    16. 16. Learning effects <ul><li>Intrinsic motivation pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Communicative language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper insight in domain of conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural insight & knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Telematic skills </li></ul><ul><li>Living in the information & communication society </li></ul>
    17. 17. Topics & Languages <ul><li>Image of the Other </li></ul><ul><li>Aquadata </li></ul><ul><li>Terradata - Radiodata </li></ul><ul><li>Second World War </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Me and the Media </li></ul><ul><li>Environment & Health </li></ul><ul><li>Women over the World </li></ul><ul><li>etc: >100 topics </li></ul><ul><li>German </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch </li></ul><ul><li>Latin </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
    18. 18. The quality of ESP <ul><li>Teachers as volunteers: participate & drop-out </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of interaction in projects </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of support from the Other & the collective </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a support system for *and* of teachers and pupils </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Culture’ of generosity </li></ul>
    19. 19. Implementation of support <ul><li>International Supportstructure </li></ul><ul><li>WWW-environment </li></ul><ul><li>Educational ideas and materials </li></ul><ul><li>InRealLife-Conferences </li></ul>
    20. 20. International Support <ul><li> central point </li></ul><ul><li>mutual link with national coordinators: national points of information </li></ul><ul><li>provide information & resources on Web </li></ul><ul><li>intermediary for finding project partners </li></ul><ul><li>archive of projects, publications, information </li></ul><ul><li>link to other educational nets (WfS, I*EARN) </li></ul>
    21. 21. The ESP Web-structure <ul><li>Support for the projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aquadata, Image, Energy, Bild </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support for the organisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>project-database, lists, listproc, forms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extension for projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>resources, shared workspace, chats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building Information infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>school home pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Conferences <ul><li>1. London </li></ul><ul><li>2. Amsterdam </li></ul><ul><li>3. Gro  burgwedel </li></ul><ul><li>4. Humlebaek </li></ul><ul><li>5. Lenham </li></ul><ul><li>6. Toledo </li></ul><ul><li>7. Schwerte </li></ul><ul><li>8. Amsterdam </li></ul><ul><li>9. Cambridge </li></ul><ul><li>10. Leuven </li></ul>11. Portoroz 12. Copenhagen <ul><li>Teacher conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating & designing projects </li></ul><ul><li>Improving ESP as a collective </li></ul>13. Tartuu ESTONIA
    23. 23. The future <ul><li>More cooperation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>official government initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other school networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Primary education </li></ul><ul><li>(Virtual) Teacher Education College </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing the Web-structure </li></ul><ul><li>Create, Collect & Publish Good practice! </li></ul>
    24. 24. Welcome for Japanese teachers and pupils in ESP’s teleprojects and our 13th conference in Tartuu, Estonia