Here is our 4th newsletter on the project TRACCE DI MEMORIA – TRAME (2020-1-IT02-KA201-079794), from ERASMUS+ programme, co-funded by the EU commission.
In past two months we work on several tasks and we are happy to share with you gained experience and knowledge.
As you know from our previous newsletter our research of best practices for the TRAME Manual for teachers and educators was at the beginning. KÖME – Association of Cultural Heritage Managers from Hungary – coordinator of the O1-TRAME Manual has finished evaluation of the best practice research under the title “Best Practices of TRAME – innovation and applicability”. Hereby we are sharing with you some conclusions and exact best practice examples from Turkey, Serbia, Italy, Hungary and Poland.
Best practice is a positive action, a pattern, a process, a method characterized by innovation, success, adaptation by others and in other areas, i.e. the possibility of reproducibility and sustainability.
Best practices provide many examples of interactive and experiential methods of protecting and interpreting cultural heritage that can be used to effectively involve the high school age group.
Of the more than 20 best practices, 6 projects started from schools, most of them were initiated by museums / archaeological site/park/visitor center or archives, but there were also several cooperations where these were initiated individually, by a teacher or heritage expert.
Projects are most often implemented during teaching time, while during summer, the institutions usually run programs in the form of thematic camps.
Storytelling mostly appears in interviews as stories that present the historical, cultural, archaeological, etc. values of a given site.
There were various responses to the thematic focus, but for the most part they underlined the main theme of the educational program: the presentation of a given cultural heritage monument, its history, historical eras, everyday life, culture, all the while strengthening local or European identity or preserving universal human values such as acceptance and cultural diversity.
BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLES INCLUDED IN THE TRAME MANUAL
FOR TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS
- Capacity Building Project for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (KORU) – Project host: The Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (KMKD)
- Culture Ants Project – Project host: The Cultural Awareness Foundation
- Eti Çekül Cultural Ambassadors – Project host: Foundation for the Protection and Promotion of the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ÇEKÜL) and Eti Company
- Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts – Project host: CoHere
- DesigNet – Design Schools Network (supported by CEI Cooperation Fund); International exchange – Project host: School of Design Belgrade
- Belgrade Culture – Beo Cool City Tour – Project host: Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of the City of Belgrade
- The Avars in Sirmium – Project host: Museum of Srem
- The School of Virtual Archeology – Project host: Institute of Archaeology, Viminacium Archaeological Park
- Journey to the Beginnings – Project host: Archaeological Site Lepenski Vir
- Defixiones;School project – Project host: Požarevac Gymnasium / Archaeological park Viminacium (collaboration); Special guests in the final stage of the project: attendees of the Latin Summer School Collegium Carolivicanum
- STEM (acronym for Science, Technology, Energizing Modernisation also meaning Science teaching Engineering Mathematics all together) 2018 – Project host: Ministry of Education, European Community
- Albertelli Chorus – Project host: Liceo classico Pilo Albertelli
- Cultural Exchange Vasaskola – Project host: Liceo classico Pilo Albertelli in Rome and The Vasa Secondary High School in Gavle (Sweden)
- Storie greche dal mondo antico (Greek stories from Ancient World) 2018-2020 – Project host: La Sapienza, University of Rome
- “Mare nostrum” 2017-2018, “Occhio invisibile” 2018-2019 – Project host: Liceo classico Pilo Albertelli
- Foot or Root/Dialoghi sulle Migrazioni – Project host: Mu.MA Istituzione Musei del Mare e delle Migrazioni
- Lightnings of Albertelli – Project host: MIUR – Ministry of Education, MiC – Ministry of Cultural Heritage
- Migrazioni Sud Sud – Project host: Archivio di Stato di Palermo
- “Il viaggio”, “La città plurale” – Project host: Istituto Beata Vergine Addolorata
- Migrazioni.edu – Project host: Fondazione città della pace
- Irregular History Pécs – Project host: The Early Christian Mauzoleum of Pécs (Sopianae)
- School Community Service/ School subject and barkochba – Project host: Museum of Ethnography
- School Community Service (SCS) – Project host: Petőfi Literary Museum (PIM)
- We’re shopping – Exhibition by secondary school students at the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism – Project host: Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism (MKVM)
- PÉCS8 – Project host: PÉCS8
- Archaeological Festival – Project host: Archaeological Museum in Biskupin
Once again, we would like to thank all of the institutions and professionals who participated in this research and shared their experiences and results with the TRAME team.
In the end, we would like to announce that TRAME team begins the analysis of the connection with school curricula in order to investigate the possibilities of integrating heritage education into the secondary school systems in each partner’s country. The aim of the held survey is to collect information on how the collaborations work with Heritage Sites and Institutions. The methodology of collecting information is based on interviews with teachers from the partner’s schools, namely: Liceo Classico Pilo Albertelli (Italy), School of Design (Serbia), Pécsi Hajnóczy József Kollégium (Hungary) and Çatalca Anatolian High School (Turkey). Also in accordance with this, the first plans for TRAME pilot programs in all five partner countries are ready. These pilot courses are intended to test and validate the TRAME educational methodology and will be run by the staff of partner organizations in Italy, Hungary, Serbia, Poland and Turkey. They will last around three months (2-3 hours per week) and involve both the school teachers and the heritage managers, as facilitators of the learning process. The pilot courses will involve at least two classes per institute, with a total of around 200 pupils in 5 different countries. During the pilots, the students will be working in groups on the production of original storytelling related to the archaeological sites. The final outputs will take different forms, depending on the specific schools and areas of education involved. By the end of the pilot, at least 20 project works will be elaborated by students.
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