Course Information
Reference Number : NL-2010-194-002


TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
  English : 'Not better than a seagull'. Near to the Sea: Tallinn
TYPE OF TRAINING ACTIVITY
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A COMENIUS GRANT (SCHOOL EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 71768-CP-2-2000-1-NL-COMENIUS-C31

THEMATIC FIELD OF THE TRAINING
IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Artistic education
Cultural heritage
Economics, business, industry and commerce
Environment and subtainable development
Ethics, religions, philosophy
Geography
History and social science
Media & communication
Other courses for arts and social science teachers Museum education

LANGUAGES USED FOR THE TRAINING
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
Estonian
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
Estonian

EDUCATION SECTOR OF THE TRAINING PARTICIPANTS
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
Pre-Primary
Primary
General secondary
Vocational/Technical secondary

TARGET AUDIENCE
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
Other, namely: Museum educators


INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
NAME OF THE ORGANISATION: Chain foundation
STREET AND NUMBER: Groenendaal 32
POSTCODE:9722 CS -
TOWN / CITY: Groningen
COUNTRY: Netherlands
WEBSITE:  http://www.chain.to
ORGANISER/S OF THE TRAINING 
PERSON 1:  Fokko Dijkstra
TEL NR: +31 6 29375351
EMAIL: fokko.dijkstra@chain.to
PERSON 2: Vello Rus
EMAIL: vello@chain.to
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
Preparation* * Preparation starts with the pre-registration. This is only possible by way of the participant form in the course website. So from the very start of contact with the chain course participants work with the chain tools.

* After receiving confirmation of selection by the national agencies, the (selected) teacher’s access is being 'validated'. The course participant receives a user account (username/password combination) for the seminar magazine. In this magazine preparation articles are being published (with regard to content and ict aspects). The teachers are also expected to input own contributions: to introduce themselves and to describe cultural heritage elements in their own environment.

* During the course itself the software is being used as a normal tool. The course is aimed at producing a 'virtual book' about the course topic as part of the general chain book.
Objectives* The chain network creates and promotes instruments and events, like courses and seminars, to accomplish collaboration between people and institutes involved in European cultural heritage education. In the course of this work a conceptual framework of (European) cultural heritage (education) will be developed. To this aim internet instruments have been developed to be used in courses, projects and schools. The general idea of this software is to have a virtual book on European cultural heritage jointly produced by teachers and pupils all over Europe. Each course delivers a contribution to this ´book´. During the preparation period and during the course itself participants experience dynamic internet programming as an educational tool. This way the course is an example of an active, investigating and productive educational concept.

The theme ´near to the Sea´ is based on the idea that Europe can be divided in many ways, one of which can be maritime/coastal vs. continental/inland Europe. This can be reflected in cultural heritage aspects: landscape, architecture, songs and poetry, art etc.

During the course the subjects below will be studied on location (as example of more general aspects):
* The ecology of the north European landscape as the result of (withdrawing) ice, sea and land;
* the Hanseatic League as a formative element in the Baltic Sea region;
* the manorial system in the Baltic countries as a supplier of cheap grain for the Atlantic commercial countries (especially The Netherlands);
* art as a reflection of the Hanseatic contacts and of the relation to the sea (mainly Bernt Notke and Eerik Haamer);
* general European and Estonian songs, poetry and literature related to the Sea;
* the 19th c. change from sail to steam and its influence in the Baltic Sea.
Methodology* During the preparation period (see above) ict instruments (on-line magazine, slide series tool, geographical tools, chat programme) are being used. During the actual course period participants collect information during field work, visits and lectures (usually on site). At the last day of the course working groups/teams transfer this information/documentation into the internet tools. After the course this input is improved and expanded.
Follow-up* After the course the book input is improved and expanded. The course itself offers a didactic model for heritage education: main (European) themes, fieldwork activities, teaching methods, reflection and the use of advanced, interactive ict tools. The chain (ict) instruments can be used to prepare and realise own partnerships and projects. To this aim after the course the participants receive coordinator rights in using the chain software for their own educational work, in their own schools as well as in (comenius) partnership work. The Tallinn course is part of a larger project to develop, with a large number of participating teachers and museums, a virtual 'Baltic Sea Museum'.
 

PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING:
Monday
Arrival
Evening: dinner and encounter

Tuesday
Introduction programme.

Walk in Tallinn:
* Upper and lower city: feudal vs. commercial society
* Hanseatic League and its traces
* St. Nicholas Church: art reflecting the commercial connections, especially Bernt Notke.

* Preparation contribution to chain book.

Wednesday
* KUMU museum - Difficult choices.
- Accommodation: Social Realism
- Deportation and working in silent loneliness: Henn Roode
- In to exile: Eerik Haamer, refugee painter of (European) coastal regions, 'The life of a Seagull' - Haamer's life and paintings as an illustration of Estonia's dramatic 20th c. history.

* Kadriorg park (palace of the Tsar Peter I)
* Pirita Bridgetine monastery
* To the Sea: boat trip
* Visit to Maritime Museum (Meeresmuseum)

Thursday
Departure for Lahemaa National Park
* The ecology and formation of the region:
* Walk in bog area and Pleistocene boulder area
Käsmu
* The 'Captains' village': Käsmu as a 19th c. maritime centre
* A walk into the sea: Tracing the pleistocene boulders

Friday
* Visit Palmse manor and Sagadi Manor: symbol of manorial system and Baltic serfdom: visit to the various museums related to the manor
* Watching a beaver trail
* Food and the Sea: traditional Estonian Fishermen meal and drink.
* Altja: from a traditional fishermen village to a (beautiful) sea holiday resort.

Preparing play: 'Johann von Üksküll - Peasants, feudal lords and merchants'

Saturday
* Return to Tallinn
* Visit to Song Bowl, site of the Estonian song festivals and its relation to its identity
* Performance
* Certification and evaluation
* Visit to the Estonia monument
* A chain of poetry

Afternoon: free time

Sunday
Departure
 

TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING:
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input.
 
ENGLISH:Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input.

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