Legends Across Europe Final Evaluation


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Legends Across Europe Final Evaluation

  1. 1. LEGENDS ACROSS EUROPE (LAE) GOOGLE SURVEY RESULTS AND EVALUATION 71 Responses One of the objectives of the project was to explore our national legends and compare them with the ones from the partners in oder to find out similarities and differences. According to studentsʼ responses, their knowledge of both national and international legends is vey high. We find results about international legends very interesting, we consider paticipants have made a big effort to understand materials from the different cultures, which is important to reinforce the European dimension. This level of knowledge has allowed them to explore the treats that make heroes and villains of common people. In addition, the high level of paticipation shows the topic and the activities have been motivating, such as we can see in the following information. Exchange, research, ppts, group work, performance
  2. 2. Trips in your country Trips done during exchange visits have also been positive. The aim of these trips was visualizing historical and literary facts in a geographical frame, in this way the acquisition of knowledge became interdisciplinar. In addition participants have been able to gather visual support for their written reports and presentations, which has improved their abilities to use ICT tools to create different kind of presentations and videos. Museums The cultural heritage in Museums was not one of the main objectives, it was an added component to understand the background for our towns or history. Although it has not been the best rated activity, we consider it to have achieved its aim. The exchange visits inside the Comenius project have substituted Flashmeeting sessions. From the beginning we found difficulties to get Flashmeetings because of the different work strategies and timetables in the participating schools. The face to face communication has been very positive from the point of view of work and social skills developement. Getting to know other cultures was a relevant issue to achieve a better understanding among countries in Europe. Exchange visits
  3. 3. Performances The last product of the whole project was a theatre performance of a play based on the legends from the three countries and adapted to the research participants had made all through the project. Although this performance was the last product, there have been different intermediate moments to show the work, for example in Ávila: the activity Heroes, the traditional music and dances and the short “Robin Hood” scene by the English students or the activity Villains, the short perfomance from the English students about a scene from Charles Dickens and the Finnish musical moment: singing and playing the Kantele in Klaukkala. Getting awareness of the role oral traditions and theatre have always had to spread knowledge was an objective of the project. Results about the investigation on national heroes and villains, as well as their contemporary counterparts are clearly shown in these performances. More than 70% of the responses have rated these activities with the highest possibilities, so the objectives can be considered achieved. The human contact has proved to be the best part of the whole project. During these moments doing sports, eating out, getting fun participants have been able to show their opinions in a free way. They have learned from each other about food, timetables, cultural habits and language, which is shown in the final theatre play as memories. Families have been very supportive, which is highly rated among participants. Living together with a different family has helped students to understand other identities as European citizens. Socialising with partners from other schools
  4. 4. Although LAE was not a language project, having been English the communication and work language, has allowed participants to improve their foreign language skills. It has been very important for the Spanish students in the Bilingaul Section. Furthermore, students have got a certain knowledge of Finnish and Spanish, especially during exchange visits. Families have proved to have an important role in this field too. More than 90% of the responses show that the project has improved their understanding of other cultures. First of all, it is a very good result from the point of view of the general objective of promoting the European dimension. In addition, this average shows participants have compared the cultures in such a way that they have been able to create their own version of the traditional heroes and their counterparts in todayʼs society. We consider it a project success. As we expected studentsʼ comments rate exchange visits, getting new friends, meeting foreign people and cultures very high. In general lines the experience has been a good one, the activities and the tasks are considered good for this kind of project, although some of them would have liked to get more entertainment moments. The would like to repeat without changing anything. We appreciate the free real responses, as the one about the Spanish family smoking in the house.
  5. 5. In addition, despite the differences between the final results and the original project due to changes in the schools, the main objectives have been achieved, such as it is seen in the videos of the performance: traditional heroes and villains intermingled in conflicts that have a counterpart in todayʼs society. The role of women in history, the power of money and corruption, love and family are the topics in Legends Across Europe, a play in three acts, where participantsʼ opinions are added at the beginning and the end in simple sentences that summarize the research done during the whole project.