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The project

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:

why?

It is widely accepted that cultural heritage has a crucial role in educational procedures, especially when it comes to youngsters. The i-School project brings life into that concept, while training educators on how to integrate cultural heritage in everyday school practices via digital tools. Through the projects activities a network between schools, cultural institutions and educational organizations will be created, in order to develop sessions in and out of the school setting.

how?

Through the project and its activities, primary-secondary school teachers will acquire access to a wealth of innovative digital tools and resources, which will not only improve their skills and competencies on bringing the subject of cultural heritage in school life, but also engage students on the subject.

who?

  • 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