Partnerships are a special form of European cooperation: focusing on common interests, partners work together, each doing their share, contributing to the creation of something new and unique, with a real European “added value”. ROMANIA TURKEY SLOVENIA SPAIN BULGARIA POLAND LITHUANIA
Topic of the project - learn to value and appreciate our own national identity in the context of European diversity. <ul><li>Teaching and learning creatively will help the students expand their abilities and develop their potential, it will make creativity a central factor in the students' ability to adapt to the changing environment. </li></ul><ul><li>The partnership activities are expected to have an impact on the teachers' pedagogical methods of teaching, on the students' motivation for learning and awareness of Europe's cultural diversity as well as on all the beneficiaries' attitude towards racism, prejudice and xenophobia. </li></ul>
If one wonders 'why use creativity?', a simple and comprehensive answer may be ' because your brain will thank you. ' This means that by learning creatively students will be able to expand their abilities and develop their potential. The nature of learning requires the use of skills associated with creativity. Educators who adopt a creative approach to teaching are more likely to make the learning process accessible for all students, despite their level of intelligence, and create a learning environment that develops more complex and useful thinking skills. It is beyond doubt that individuals who are capable of incorporating creativity into their lives, not only into the process of learning, can enjoy the experience of discovering, developing and utilizing their many talents. There is no doubt, creative thinking is a critical life skill.
CreEducative objectives: <ul><li>to develop and implement new pedagogical materials and methods meant to increase the students' motivation for learning </li></ul><ul><li>to learn about other cultures and experience it first hand </li></ul><ul><li>to promote the use of information and communication technology in education area by preparing designing and updating a web-site (www.lets-creeducate.com) </li></ul><ul><li>to deepen mutual understanding </li></ul><ul><li>to develop cooperative and leadership skills amongst our children through group work - to learn to value and appreciate our own culture and heritage </li></ul><ul><li>to help pupils understand the links between their own lives and those of people across Europe. </li></ul>
Database on inventors The Slovenian team The Spanish team
Mr. Nosy Tall (Knows It All) <ul><li>Spanish version </li></ul><ul><li>Turkish version </li></ul>
Mr. Nosy Tall (Knows It All) <ul><li>Slovenian version </li></ul><ul><li>Romanian version </li></ul>
Mr. Nosy Tall (Knows It All) <ul><li>Polish version </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuanian version </li></ul>
Let’s CreEducate Song <ul><li>Imagine there's no limit It's easy if you try No rules to guide us Above us only sky Imagine all the children Having fun in class Imagine there's no homework It isn't hard to do Nothing to write or practise And no bad teachers too Imagine all the children Having time for free You may say that I'm a dreamer But I say it’s not too late I hope someday you'll join us And we’ll all CreEducate. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
Advantages of taking part in an European partnership <ul><li>FRIENDSHIP : both teachers and students taking part in this project become good friends and learn to treasure this friendship especially because of the differences that unites them. </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATION : our main goal is to make teaching as well as learning fun and creative. The activities of the partnership suggest ways of increasing the students motivation for learning. </li></ul><ul><li>COOPERATION : all participants involved in the project learn from each other and experience team work even though they don’t have the same background. Cooperation is a life skill and acquiring </li></ul><ul><li>COMUNICATION : besides the use of English as language tool, communication within an European partnership means also learning about each culture’s specific aspects and about the others’ ways of life. </li></ul>
Here are a few opinions of the students joining the first project meeting in La Coruna: Hi Everyone. My name is Olivia & I'm from Poland. The meeting in Spain it was an amazing experience. Each day was interesting. I've met a lot of wonderful people, I visited many fantastic places. I'll remember these few days that I could spend so wonderfully. This project is a great idea. I hope we'll meet again in this group as in La Coruna.
What was the best or the worst part of the meeting in La Coruna? <ul><li>Hi, I am Stefi from Romania and I don't think there is "the best part of the project" or "the worst part of the project". In my opinion every moment had something special. It was a great experience for my friends and I to meet other children from other countries, to visit such a beautiful place like La Coruna, Spain. But, because I know that you want something more, I will tell you some moments that will be forever in my heart: our flight to Spain, our activities at school and the cards-games that we played in the hotel's lobby. I would like to chat more with all CreEducators! </li></ul>
Other CreEducators confessed that… <ul><li>Great isn't enough ... to describe the meeting in La Coruna …it was wonderful. Beautiful sights: the ocean..the football arena.. the hotel. So, Spain is an extraordinary country. I miss those times. I miss everyone: my friends from different countries, the Polish girls, the Slovenian boys. I wish I would meet them again. So, being a member of this project was an honor and a once in a life-time opportunity for me. </li></ul>
CreEducators in Spain <ul><li>I am Aleksandra and I am from Poland. What can I say about meeting in Spain? It was the best journey in my life! Beautiful place, there are very nice people in A Coruna even if not all of them speak English very well) I will always remember this meeting, especially boys from Slovenia and students from Romania. Also teachers were nice and I’d like to say a big Thank you to all for making getting us involved in this project. </li></ul>
The whole CreEducators team <ul><li>Hello, I'm Martynas from Lithuania. I enjoyed every single minute of the meeting in Spain . The country, its people and culture are amazing! Best regards to all CreEducators! The meeting was a great experience to me. The project itself is a very good idea, because it broardens our mind, we can learn many interesting things about other countries and their cultures. I'm very happy to be a part of it . Can't wait meeting all of you in Lithuania. </li></ul>