It is commonly accepted that civilization and progress is closely related with respecting and preserving cultural heritage throughout generations, and this is something reflected on Europeans’ opinions as well; according to recent researches, carried out among countries in Europe, citizens believe, and in great numbers too, that cultural heritage plays a crucial role on education. It seems however, that there is a lack of European surveys and statistics regarding students’ appreciation of the subject, and their participation in sites of cultural interest.
Therefore a need is born; that of creating and developing centralized initiatives and practices that will actively engage schools in cultural heritage.
This is where the i-School project takes action, focusing on bridging the gap, while at the same time integrating innovative digital tools and methods to both engage students on aspects of cultural heritage as well as increase the capacity of primary-secondary school educators on how to integrate the subject in everyday school practices. Through its activities, the project aims to develop bonds and relationships between schools, cultural institutions, educational organizations and other related bodies, as a way to create a network in and out of the school setting.
i-School is a two and a half-year Erasmus+ co-funded project which main objectives are to:
- Primary and secondary school teachers
- Primary and secondary school students (10-15 years old)
- Primary and Secondary Schools
(private and public)
- Creative and cultural institutions
- Ministry officials
- Trainers and other professional educators
- Youth NGOs and youth workers working in the field of culture and cultural education
- Any other kind of institutions/actors in the field of cultural heritage