PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2008-1-GB2-GRU06-00100

Partnership Opportunity for Learning - Astronomy Resources for Inspiring Seniors

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • United Kingdom
  • Slovakia
  • Poland
  • Greece
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    The SHARE Initiative Cic

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Private company

    ADDRESS

    Boundary Cottage, Birch Hill, Clehonger – Hereford

    CONTACT PERSON

    Paul Haley

    Partnership Opportunity for Learning - Astronomy Resources for Inspiring Seniors

    AURORA POLARIS Partnership Opportunity for Learning: Astronomy Resources for Inspiring Seniors On 20th December 2007 the United Nations 62nd General Assembly declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009). Engaging older learners in non-formal opportunities linked to IYA2009 is the aim of this Grundtvig Learning Partnership. Slovakia, Poland, Greece and the UK will work together to further develop their astronomy outreach provision to enable senior citizens to access astronomical educational resources relevant to their needs. The Partnership will share expertise and information during four transnational workshops. Educational resources will be developed by each country with the active participation of older learners. Resources to meet a range of special needs - including visual impairment - will be piloted. The SHARE Initiative (UK) will coordinate the project. Partners include the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia), Olsztyn Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory (Poland) and the University of Athens (Greece). Associate partners include astronomical societies, University of the 3rd Age groups, Universities, a research group and a website portal. The project will run from August 2008 to July 2010. Adult educators and older learners from each country will be involved in the planning, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of outcomes.

    RESULTS
  • United Kingdom
  • Slovakia
  • Poland
  • Greece
  • Aurora Polaris DVD

    ASTRONOMERS dvd One astronomer from each partner country features on this European flim - with a running time of 6 minutes 20 seconds. Narrated and subtitled in English, Greek, Polish and Slovak languages this resource links with the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and is the main outcome from the Grundtvig learning partnership Aurora Polaris. Download from www.spacewatch.co.uk from November 2010. The dvd has been produced by The Share Initiative and partners using Grundtvig funding.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    Greek, English, Polish, Slovak

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Pupils, Students, Trainees, Adult learners, Teachers, Trainers, Educators, Parents, Special Needs

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Audiovisual material

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes