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  • 1. KNOWING THEPAST TOUNDERSTAND THEPRESENTCOMENIUS MULTILATERAL ASSOCIATION (KPUP)INTERMEDIATE EVALUATION
  • 2. Knowing the past to understand the present:Intermediate EvaluationDuring the III KPUP Comenius meeting held in Ross Tensta Gymnasium(Stockholm), the coordinators of the different associated schools celebrated a specialmeeting to assess and evaluate the progress of the development of our project, as wellas review and check our program for next year.AGENDA1. Revision and evaluation of the fulfillment of the objectives of the project2. Revision and evaluation of the fulfillment of the programmed activities3. Revision and evaluation of the development of the mobility.4. Fulfillment of agreements5. Revision of the programmed activities for next year: 2013/20146. Agreement on dates for mobility 2013/20147. Planning of the IV KPUP Comenius Meeting in RomaniaFINAL CONCLUSIONS AND AGREEMENTS1. Revision and evaluation of the fulfillment of the objectives of the projectWe checked the grade of fulfillment of the different objectives of our project andthis is the result:OBJECTIVES GRADE OFFULFILLMENT(Assessment from 1 to 5)1. To explore the development of the teaching ofHistory42. To explore how History is, at once, different orshared by the associated schools/countries and howHistory affects cultural outlooks and culturalidentity.43. To discover how different cultural heritage canenhance the learning of History.54. To look at the way how History can teach pupils 4
  • 3. Knowing the past to understand the present:Intermediate Evaluationabout understanding the modern world and howthis understanding can influence the future.5. To boost and to encourage communication inEnglish.56. To encourage the feeling of European citizenship,promoting tolerance and respect to other culturesand countries.57. To promote the development of contents using ICT(Information and Communication Technology42. Revision and evaluation of the fulfillment of the programmed activitiesAfter that we checked the program of activities reflected in our project and thegrade of fulfillment in the different associated countries. We show the result in thisschedule:PROGRAMMED ACTIVITIES2012/2013SPAINIESValledeAllerTURKEYSamandiraLisesiSWEDENRossTenstaGymnasiumROMANIACNRaduNegruLITHUANIAViliniausRajono1. Initial coordinatorsmeeting in Spain:elaboration of activities,consolidation,evaluation, and/orextension of the initialpartnership    2. European lessonselaborated by teachersand learners on Historyof their owncountry/region and theHistory of the differentcountries    3. Elaborations ofdrawings and paintings, role plays, previouslydesigned after learningabout History of the  
  • 4. Knowing the past to understand the present:Intermediate Evaluationdifferent countries4. Creation of a blogabout the activities andthe development of theproject    5. Creation of acommunicative linkamong involvedstudents in the schoolfrom all the schoolspartners (Facebook fileKPUP)    6. First student mobility.SamandiraLisesi(Turkey)- Visit of school andlearning about theeducational system- Exhibition ofdrawings,presentations…from the differentschool partners.- Organization ofworships abouthistoricaldiscoveries, socialand cultural issues.- Evaluation of themobility and thedevelopment of theproject.- Elaboration ofpresentation of thevisit    7. Students presentationsbased on historicaltraditions in order tounderstand theirsocioculturalcharacteristics    8. Students presentationsbased on links between 
  • 5. Knowing the past to understand the present:Intermediate Evaluationtheir country and theassociated countries9. Diffusion of theexperience of themobility amongstudents    10. Second studentmobility. Ross TenstaGymnasium- Visit of school andlearning about theeducational system- Exhibition ofdrawings,presentations…from the differentschool partners.- Organization ofworships abouthistoricaldiscoveries, socialand cultural issues.- Evaluation of themobility and thedevelopment of theproject.- Intermediateevaluation of theproject.  (*)   3. Revision and evaluation of the development of the mobility- First mobility: Comenius Coordinators in Spain IES Valle de Aller, from8th to 11th November 2012:The final conclusions and agreements of this meeting have been alreadypublished in the blog of the KPUP Comenius project.- Second mobility: Students and teacher in Turkey (SamandiraLisesi) from18th to 22nd March 2013
  • 6. Knowing the past to understand the present:Intermediate EvaluationAs it was agreed in our first meeting, each partner school carried out themobility to Istambul with, at least 4 students and 2 teachers.However, as it was also agreed in the first meeting, Romania increased thenumber of students up to 9 due to the possibility of being lodged in aTurkish family house. This, obviously, reduced expenses in every studentand it made possible to extend the number of them.All the partners in this Comenius project adopted a historical, cultural andsocial approach in presenting their countries, region and school. Thestudents have previously prepared speeches and presentations ontraditions, customs, national identity and specific national features.Lithuania and Romania also came with a comparison between past andpresent events in the history of the Turkish- Lithuanian and respectivelyTurkish- Romanian relations.Among the challenges faced by participating countries in their efforts toimplement policies related to the theme of the mobility we remark: differences in religion (Turkey, a Muslim country, theparticipants, mainly Christians) differences in mentality (as regards: living standards,marriage and divorce, women´s role, social integration) different lifestyleThe main agreements as a consequence of the visit were:1. Our integration in Europe and the European dimension ofeducation.2. The importance of understanding, the past first and then dealingwith present issues.3. Tolerance and different mentalities, national and personal identities.4. Respect for another culture and history.All the participating schools took part in the mobility with enthusiasm andshowed competence in their serious research in the field of their ownhistory and culture as well as in the history of the other countriesrepresented in the partnership, an indicator that historic relevance, culturalheritage, and present solutions have been the core of their study.Both students and teachers from all the countries enjoyed the company oftheir partner schools. The program of the school activities and of the visitswere well organized, the meetings were interesting and useful. The fruits of
  • 7. Knowing the past to understand the present:Intermediate Evaluationour cooperation are the joy of befriending new people and the new learnedthings that will help us to see our own culture with critical eyes.Other considerations:The nine Romanian students accommodated in host families enjoyed theTurkish homes and became good friends with the Turkish students andteachers, feeling sorry to leave when the time came for departure.- Third mobility: Students and teachers in Swede (Ross TenstaGymnasium) from 25th to 31st May 2013As it was agreed in our first meeting, each partner school carried out themobility to Stockholm with, at least 4 students and 2 teachers. There was anexception: the Turkish partner did not bring any student this time. Twoteachers, a Head of Department and the Headmaster formed therepresentation of our associated school in Turkey. That was due of the factof the impossibility of students of travelling during this week because oftheir final exams. Anyway, coordinator and teachers were present in theintermediate evaluation of the project.Because of this, the Turkish partner will increase the number of studentsin next mobility to Romania.All the partners in this Comenius project adopted a historical, cultural andsocial approach in presenting their countries, region and school. Thestudents have previously prepared speeches and presentations ontraditions, customs, national identity and specific national features.The main agreements as a consequence of the visit were:1. Our integration in Europe and the European dimension ofeducation.2. The importance of understanding, the past first and then dealingwith present issues.3. Tolerance and different mentalities, national and personal identities.4. Respect for another culture and historyAll the participating schools took part in the mobility with enthusiasm andshowed competence in their serious research in the field of their ownhistory and culture as well as in the history of the other countriesrepresented in the partnership, an indicator that historic relevance, culturalheritage, and present solutions have been the core of their study.
  • 8. Knowing the past to understand the present:Intermediate EvaluationBoth students and teachers from all the countries enjoyed the companyof their partner schools. The program of the school activities and of thevisits were well organized, the meetings were interesting and useful. Thefruits of our cooperation are the joy of befriending new people and the newlearned things that will help us to see our own culture with critical eyes.4. Fulfillment of agreementsMost of the agreements of our original project have been fulfilled, according tothe original project and the slight modifications we agreed in our first meetingin IES Valle de Aller:- To increase the number of students in the mobility in the case they could belodged in families, to reduce expenses in the student mobility.- To work in in a general vision of each country History, but then, we focusedour attention in the History of the next country we are going to visit. In thisyear: Turkey and Sweden.- The teachers of each visiting countrygave us a guideline of the mostimportant things to learn about their History to be used with our studentsparticipating in the project.- At the same time, the students of every partner school also worked on aspecific topic about their History to present it in the guest country partnerschool.- The age of students varied according the characteristics of each associatedschool: the average of age of the candidates varied between 15 to 17 yearsold.- It was given a certificate for all participants in the meeting according to themeeting calendar.5. Revision of the programmed activities for next year: 2013/2014We checked together the activities programmed for next year and we allassumed them. We agreed in the publication of a magazine about the KPUPComenius project. Each school will be responsible of writing 4/5 pages aboutthe project in their respective school, choosing the photos and the style of reportthey want to transmit. IES Valle de Aller will be responsible to edit and publishthis magazine in June 2014, so the different articles must be written and sent witdeadline May 2014.We all agreed to increase the use of ITC I the project with the possibilityof videoconference among students and teachers.With regards next mobility we have a separate chapter.
  • 9. Knowing the past to understand the present:Intermediate Evaluation6. Agreement on dates for mobility 2013/2014COLEGIUL NATIONAL RADU NEGRU: ROMANIAFrom 7th to 13th October 2013VILNIAUS RAJONO AVIZIENIU VIDURINE MOKYKLA:LITHUANIAFrom 24th to 30th MarchIES VALLE DE ALLER: SPAIN (Final Meeting)From 2nd to 8th June(It has been really difficult to agree the dates for mobility for next year, due tothe great differences among our school calendars. This is the most suitable possibilityfor most of us. In the case of the final meeting, our Swedish partner will not be able totake students, just teachers, because they are all involved in their National Exams.Because of this, the Swedish partner will increase the number of students in Romaniaand Lithuania mobility.)7. Planning of the IV KPUP Comenius Meeting in RomaniaThe KPUP Comenius coordinator in Romania presented as some guidelines about nextmobility to COLEGIUL NATIONAL RADU NEGRU:- Possibility of lodging in a mountain resort (Hostel) with cheaper prices andless expenses.- Turkish students will be lodged in host families, the same ones as inTurkish visit.- The rest of the associated countries were asked about the possibility ofincreasing number of students in this mobility lodging students inRomanian host families. We have to think about it in our respective schools.- Every partner school will prepare shorts role-plays in English to be playedby students. Shorts dialogues based on topics about the relations amongRomanian people and people from the other associated countries, referringto life standard, differences, similiarties….
  • 10. Knowing the past to understand the present:Intermediate Evaluation