Raising Responsible citizen (RRC) is an Erasmus+ KA229 project carried out by five partner schools: Gymnasio Gennadiou (Greece), Zespol Szkol im. Macieja Rataja (Poland), Agrupamento de Escolas de Benavente (Portugal), Fatsa Cahit Zarifoglu Anadolu Lisesi (Turkey) and Srednja škola Ban Josip Jelačić (Croatia) as the project leader. They have been chosen based on previous cooperation in KA1 and eTwinning projects and shared areas of interest: improving the 21st century skills and competences through innovative teaching methods as well as dealing with the issues connected with (cyber)bullying, student depression and early school leaving. Teachers and students will benefit working transnationally on this project by sharing examples of good practices and encouraging student to take active part in their education and be more tolerant and responsible. The project consists of two types of events – joint staff events (JSEs) with the objective to enhance teaching practice by using innovative student centered methods (problem based, flipped, blended and outdoor, role play, augmented reality games learning) and in this way help students develop their transversal and soft skills, and student learning events (SLEs) with objectives to help students change their attitudes towards themselves, others and the EU thus becoming responsible and active citizens who will promote European cultural heritage. This will add European dimension to partner schools increasing the visibility. 60 students (15-18yrs) accompanied by 15 teachers will take part in SLEs and 70 teachers in JSEs. Teachers will take part in exchanges of good practices enhancing their knowledge on using innovative teaching methods. They will present and adjust their lesson plans, develop joint ones for planned outdoor learning activities in SLEs, create RRC ebook and dissemination e-magazine, deliver lessons in the teaching assignments in the host schools and participate in job shadowing. Those not travelling will be involved in preparation and dissemination activities. In SLEs all students will collaborate with their peers from partner schools virtually and those travelling, onsite by participating in planned activities with the following results: project’s logo, European Green Alley (tree planting), a survey of citizens’ awareness of the emergencies, digital posters about emergency procedures, announcement of a book raising campaign, augmented reality location based game, films of the role play Raising Our Hand For a Democracy For All and the simulation of the future European Parliament, The 2030’s Universal Declaration on Democracy, emagazines published after SLEs, blog, QR codes as city guides and journals on volunteering. Results will be available online on project’s and schools’ websites, social networks and on eTwinning to be used as examples of good practice for Citizenship Education and inspiration to change. These will partly become part of schools’ Curriculums and Annual Plans.
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