Me and EU ‐ teaching and learning through motion pictures

5 Participating countries:
Start: 01-09-2016 - End: 31-08-2019
Project Reference: 2016-1-PT01-KA219-022734
EC Grant: 114280 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only


The mutual problem or theme that this partnership, among five European countries, is based on is the glue that has put together all teams from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria and Greece: How can we better integrate foreign students, in particular refugees, in schools and how to make them be integrated with local students in a way that they can be motivated for learning and can achieve basic key competencies? This is a central question nowadays in the European countries that are receiving more and more foreign and refugees, and integration is being an important issue, so we can promote tolerance, peace and avoid violence, scholars drop out and prevent failure.We must help our students to learn and thus promoting cognitive and personal development, in a sense that meaningful learning could stand through collaborative work, problem based learning and service learning strategies. At the same time the stimulation of cultural values are very important to improve our institutions social environment, and in that way we believe that the use of motion pictures can be a central deployment tool for change and bring innovative practices to learning and teaching process.Through this project we will prepare teaching strategies that include motivating, meaningful, collaborative and applicable to real world activities, such the problem of refugees that we are facing nowadays, taking into account the personal characteristics of each student. We will be guiding students in the construction of knowledge regulating learning, promoting and evaluating their progress as responsible citizens in Europe.Over the next three years, a group of teachers and students from partner institutions will take apart in a intervention project where they will be trained and they will train others also using motion pictures in collaborative work, problem based learning and service learning. Therefore, motion pictures are in the central of this project to improve our students’s self-confidence and basic skills. According to observation of OECD reports about basic skills, current articles of the academicians and the negotiation of the chosen partners’ observation and analysis of their students, lack of basic skills and self-confidence affect pupils highly in means of success in education so in life. Therefore we also framed our project on improving basic skills, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity; improved levels of skills for employability as also defined important priorities of EU Erasmus+ programme.To battle with the weakness of basic skills, as the partners of this project we decided to develop our students’ basic skills, self-confidence and provide them opportunities for international interaction, participation in multiple events and self-expression. Since the motion pictures is an art that includes many features of art, we aimed to improve basic skills of our students with the effect of this project. The students will improve their artistic skills by performing interviews and histories as well as their literacy and writing skills by writing the scripts. Moreover, they will develop their ICT skills by recording and editing videos as well as their language skills by using English both in writing scripts and performing. The students and teenagers including the disadvantage ones will be our main actors and they will be in the centre of all stages when the teachers will be supervisors in the project. As main products of the project we present a website with the motion pictures created and a final short film about refugees, offering a free b-learning course and a free e-book with studied cases of activities where motion pictures can be used along with collaborative work and problem based learning strategies in acquisition of basic curricula competencies, and as integration strategy of foreign students.


Results for this project are not yet available. They might become available after the project's end date.


Agrupamento de Escolas de São João da Talha

Rua Deputado Pedro Botelho Neves, 2695-722
São João da Talha

Organisation type: Other


Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (secondary level)
BHAK/BHAS Gänserndorf
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – Vocational Training (secondary level)
Κρήτη (Kriti)
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (secondary level)
I.E.S Severo Ochoa
Comunidad Valenciana
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (secondary level)


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