ART2 EU PROJECT

Introducing Cultural Diversity of European Cities to Youth (InART2DiverCity)

Program: Erasmus+, KA205 (Youth)

Reference Number: 2018-1-CY02-KA205-001200g

Beneficiary Organization: EUROPEAN OFFICE OF CYPRUS

Short Description

This project aims to develop new and effective approaches, methods and materials to introduce / reinforce European Cultural Heritage and Intercultural learning, with the view to enhance the skills and employability of young adults (age group 18-30) in the creative sectors as well as the professional skills of trainers.

The project proposes:

  • the development of Alternative Pedagogical Methodology & Training practices to train the teachers
  • the development of training seminars for VET students
  • the creative applications and pilot testing for the re-use of the cultural heritage

InART2DiverCity project is planned in a way to create the conditions for adult Young people, who are studying in Vocational Education and Training, to participate to alternative pedagogical methodology focused in the artistic expression. Moreover, culturally teaching activities in the framework of “train-the-trainer”, namely train the VET center professors on adopting a multicultural pedagogical methodology, will improve the performance of students with limited arts knowledge.

On the project completion, the aspired result of the learning process developed during the life of the project is the creation of a methodology which can produce knowledge through the multi-cultural experience of other peoples’ art and on a second stage through the observation of artistic expression in open-team exhibitions.

This approach to teaching helps all students acquire more knowledge about cultural diversity, and uses the cultural heritages, experiences, and perspectives of ethnically diverse students as instructional resources to improve their learning opportunities and outcomes.

Οutputs

InART2DiverCity proposes the following intellectual outputs:

  1. Research and evaluation analysis of educational and training needs for the specific sector and
  2. consolidated report;
  3. Development of Alternative Pedagogical Methodology & Training practices to train the trainers;
  4. Development of training seminars for young VET students; and
  5. Creative applications and pilot testing for the re-use of cultural heritage.

The project long term benefits are summarized as follows:

  • Bringing together young people and young local artists from different culture, abilities and beliefs, enhancing their creativity and developing a cultural map with common points;
  • Facilitating participation in learning contexts by local arts practitioners and the inclusion of local art forms and techniques in learning processes in order to strengthen local cultures and identity;
  • Facilitating cooperation between educational institutions, local authorities, experts, so as to enable them to share transmitting cultural values and local art forms;
  • Providing assistance to enable Fine Arts trainers to harness technological developments which will enable Arts and Cultural Heritage Education to reach marginalized groups, and facilitate the creation of innovative knowledge products and the sharing of knowledge;
  • Supporting ongoing professional development of young workers and artists, in order to develop an appreciation of cultural diversity and enable them to develop their potential to create, critique and innovate;
  • Encouraging and promote the development of art practices through digital media.

Duration: 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2020 (24 months) 

Website: http://inart2divercity.eu/

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