Posted by: Christina Soldan | September 30, 2009

Description of Proposed Partnership

Lifelong Learning ProgrammeThis is a project into Lifelong Learning Programme Comenius, a School Partnerships SWEDENROMANIA.

The Swedish partner is an increasingly multiethnic region where there are not only families seeking political asylum, but also children without parents or other relatives seeking asylum. At school, therefore, a great emphasis should be made on intercultural education because of the presence of students belonging to many nationalities and this is why one of the topics chosen is Tpc-32 Intercultural education. We want to increase the students’ motivation to study other cultures. Their knowledge of Europe has to be enhanced, since entire Europe now is a plausible work place for them. Knowledge of a foreign language is a must in the modern European society therefore school has to intensify its efforts to give opportunities for its students to develop their English by visiting other countries, not only by reading about them.  

The Romanian partner is located in a multiethnic region where the Hungarian minority is 30% of the population, the villages arround the town where the school is located are either mainly Romanian or mainly Hungarian localities. Therefore at the school a great emphasis should be made on the intercultural education because of the presence of students belonging to both nationalities and this is why one of the topics chosen is Tpc-32 Intercultural education. The motivation of the students for the study is low, their knowledge about Europe has to be enhanced by extracurricular activities. Knowledge of a foreign language is a must in the modern European society therefore school has to intensify its efforts to give opportunities for its students to learn English (especially taking into account the lack of qualified English teachers in the school in this period). 

Both paticipating schools are situated in areas which are not densly populated and in cities which are close to waters (The Skellefteå river and the Baltic Sea for the Swedish school and the Crasna river stopped by a dam – the longest earth dam in Europe– 10 km upstream to the city and a natural lake (protected area strongly menaced by pollution and clogging) for the Romanian school).    

Through this project we want the students to develop a feeling of belonging to a common European culture. One way of doing  this is by learnig foreign languages.  During effective cooperation students will learn about the culture and civilisation of another European country (the partner’s country), they will be aquainted with some specific elements of  the Swedish and Romanian languages. The project CREW should also help the students to improve their basic skills of ICT by elaborating materials for the project, effective cooperation between students will promote tolerance and will improve communication skills. We also want the students to learn about people of great importance for the development of each country, e.g. in Natural Science, Geography, Mathematics, History and Modern Languages.

// Christina Soldan

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