approach We aim to have children directly engaged in building the activities, exploring their cities and actively participating in the knowledge construction process. Through the constant attention to creativity and collaborative learning, we aim to generate excitement and enthusiasm, to develop enquiring minds and to make learning and discovering enjoyable. Children will achieve this, firstly by exploring the place where they live as contemporary scouts, using all their senses and then discussing, writing, performing arts, video conferencing and using the internet to share and communicate their results to partners. Multi-language communication skills are in fact the key to success in the 21st century and they can be achieved not only through oral or written language (or English language) but using the whole range of media that human beings daily experience: art, music, maths, visual, video, body, computers. On the other side, the use of technology in the schools can enhance the learning processes, making possible to follow individual paces and cognitive styles and to involve students in the cobuilding of knowledge and expertise. Thus, we plan to organize cooperative e-learning settings, such as virtual classrooms, discussion forum and blogs, where students will discuss and share ideas, solutions and problems, exchange materials, videos, conferences, letters, drawings. The digital platform twinspace will be the base on which teachers and students cooperate and work together, being a safe place for students surfing the internet. Teachers will collaborate constantly exchanging feed backs and reports on activities, using all the tools offered by twinspace and etwinning platforms We are planning to focus on three main methodological aspects: class discussions, that help students to examine, evaluate and share knowledge; collecting data and finding tools and media to share them with partners; using and producing visual media as videos and movies to communicate. During the joint meetings teachers will analyze notes in discussion forum, chat logs and activities done (i.e. documents uploaded, percentile of notes and documents read…) in order to monitor project’s trends and consequently re-adjust the future activities. Twinned classes will prepare a common work timetable to be followed jointly. Twinned classes will also plan and organize exchanges of pupils among schools involved in the project. To achieve a wide spectrum of dissemination a project web-site will be organized and constantly updated. Actively participating in the knowledge construction process, children will build awareness of their own learning, feel more engaged in their education and be less likely to drop out of secondary school. We aim to focus on media, ICT and languages that European children need in order to communicate with other cultures, ways of thinking and living. As an outcome children will learn languages other than their own in a meaningful communicative context and how to use image, movies, music, dance to sommunicate with other children. Children, from the time they are very young, are able to interpret and express their own needs and to contribute to the changes in their city. Their needs coincide with those of a large number of citizens, especially those that are the most vulnerable. Therefore, it is worthwhile to let them have their say and ask them to participate, because perhaps, in their name and for their good, it is possible to ask the adult citizens for those changes that they are quite unlikely to accept and promote for other reasons. A city suitable for children is a city where everyone lives well.
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