About our S.A.V.E project
Every single resource handed down to another generation is called “heritage”. The universal cultural and natural values are accepted as the common heritage of all humanity. SAVE – SURVIVING ANCIENT VALUES OF EUROPE – will work to describe, show and increase awareness in terms of the protection of these sites, increase our community’s knowledge of our extensive cultural heritage and take responsibility for history and culture.
The project focuses mainly on European citizenship, prevention of xenophobia and democracy and is designed to improve daily communication with foreign peers to motivate students to learn foreign languages.
We wish to learn the values that are accepted to UNESCO World Heritage List, to raise awareness of protection of universal heritage, to protect world heritage, to recognise the immediate and distant environment, to familiarize with different cultures and respect them, to contribute to the native and foreign language development and to recognise various teaching techniques and methods.
Aims of S.A.V.E project
This project will promote a positive European attitude as students and staff from a variety of cultural backgrounds will come together to explore and discover the traditions, monuments and customs of each other’s country. A sense of belonging to a wider European family can be cultivated. This intercultural awareness will promote an attitude of internationalization and tolerance, instead of one of isolation and national supremacy.
The participants are expected to acquire new skills and shared experiences. They will become more flexiblee and adaptable through collaboration with peers from a variety of instructional backgrounds to make them more independent, cooperative, responsible and inquisitive rather than passive learners.
Participants will have the opportunity to become digitally savy and improve their communicative competence by using English as Lingua Franca, as English and ICT will be essential tools for research, cooperation and project completion among all stakeholders.
Work process of S.A.V.E project
Five countries are part of this project: Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Italy & Poland as the coordinator: there will be 5 STEs, according to a carefully planned schedule: “Let’s Introduce Ourselves!”, “Let’s Visit Our Unesco Sites!”, “From Past to Future!”, “Let’s Make a Deal With History!”, “Let’s Sum up Our Common Heritage!”
Every school will firstly implement an ERASMUS+ Club with CLIL meetings to improve the Ss’ speaking/writing skills, as well as communicating with their international peers through this safe platform as the partnership between the schools will be based on cooperation, effective communication and shared responsibilities.
Along the 2 years of the project many activities will take place and each will be posted on TwinSpace for dissemination and debate. This will include videos, pictures, documentaries, surveys, etc. We can also involve new eTwinning schools, provide mentorship for the newcomers and create opportunities for them to promote best practices.
Expected results of S.A.V.E project
The first important task is to disseminate the eTwinning project, set up the Erasmus+ club and introduce it to local communities. Additionally, a field trip to UNESCO sites as part of project activities provides excellent opportunity to familiarize participants with the history, its importance and the role of the chosen UNESCO sites.
Furthermore, there are two cross-curricular parts of the project – ordinary lessons focusing on UNESCO and cultural heritage (writing essays, using ICT tools and CLIL method) and then cultural lessons to share good practices with young, inexperienced teachers. All of the participants will get the chance to experience different styles of learning and teaching methods. All the materials presented and used during cultural lessons will be placed on our project website: saveproject.pl and (eTwinning platform). Conducting a research by all project partners will be educational added value in terms of cultural heritage, as it aims at showing the New UNESCO site for the upcoming generation.