ERASMUS + PROGRAMME 2015-1-RO01-KA219-015009_1 PROJECT

Swedish Learning Activities

During the period from September 26th to September 30th 2016, students and teachers from the project took part in learning activities and in the transnational project meeting , which took place in Nonasgymnasiet, Stenungsund Sweden. For a week the students have worked in mixed teams with the students from the other partner schools completing the learning activities. The teaching program was centered around the role of mass - media in society, planning and organizing of television commercials (televised advertisments), and on teamwork in order to establish some media projects that transmit a civic or pop culture message. Moreover, there were planned a school tour, visits in Gothenburg at Universeum and Vitlycke Museums, entertaining and sport activities and also classes of Swedish and dance. During the transnational meeting, the past activities were analyzed, the project web page was presented, the obtained results were discussed and the future activities were planned.

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Exploring Popular Culture in Education – Learning Activities

From the 29th of February until the 4th of March 2016, Mircea cel Batran National College organizes a week of Exploring Popular Culture in Education – Learning Activities within the strategic Erasmus+ “Popular Culture in School” Project Nr. 2015-1-RO01-KA219-015009-1. In the learning activities will take part 21 student and 8 teachers from Fundacio Escolapie – Spain, Nösnäs gymnasiet – Sweden, Karabaglar Cumhuriyet Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu – Turkey, as well as teachers and 21 students from N.C. Mircea cel Batran, Rm. Vâlcea.

Throughout these activities, the students from the 4 countries will work in mixed groups and the classes will be coordonated by the project team members from Romania: Mărăndici Tatiana, Fărcășanu Antoaneta, Haller Antonia, Conea Daniela, Barbu Marcela, Anca Tulugea and Mărgărit Marius. The program is focused on the project’s main theme – popular culture, its influence on us and constructive methods of using it in the teaching-learning activities. Also, a study visit is planned at Valcea Village Museum and Sibiu with the theme: “Architecture from traditional to modern” , where the students will have specific tasks to fulfill. On the last day, the activities will be evaluated and the teams will present their projects completed as a result of the knowledge acquired within the learning program.

Transnational meeting 1-3 December 2015

At the beginnig of December, at "Mircea cel Bătrân" National College took place the first transnational meeting within the pale of Erasmus + Programme 2015-1-RO01-KA219-015009_1 project "Popular Culture in School". At the meeting took part six teachers from Turkey, Spain and Sweden, members of the project team and the target group of students from "Mircea cel Bătrân" National College.

During the meeting, the project teams from Romania, Turkey, Spain and Sweden have presented the educational systems from their countries, they have chosen the project logo, they had discussions regarding the content of the Web page of the project. Also there were estamblished detailes regarding future activities and tasks have been divided.

As Tatiana Mărăndici, the project coordinator said “There was a great collaboration and every objective has been fullfiled. The foreign partners were excited about our hospitallity and impressed by our teachers' and students' performance. We chosed the project logo by voting and in the following period we will focus on the Web page”.

The teachers who came to Romania for the exchange of experience were: Gulsah Zuguranlar and Ersan Karatasli from Karabaglar Cumhuriyet Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Turkey, Davinia Regal Romero and Paula Calvo Lopez e la Fundacio Escolapies Spain, Anna Maderner and Therese Westby from Nosnas Gymnasiet Sweden. The teachers visited the school, took part at different classes and had discussions with teachers and students, also they appreciated the good results of the students.

The project aims at reducing the negative effects of popular culture on students, optimizing the extra-curricular activities and improving performance. The project’s principal objectives are: to discover new ways of learning through the accumulation of knowledge and experience at the local and european level, to offer students the chance of being creative, to introduce new transdisciplinary teaching methods, using popular culture, to improve the language skills of the students in a real context, to improve cooperation at european level.

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Popular culture in school Project is financed by the European Commission Erasmus+ Programme" . This material reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.