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

2008-1-NL1-COM06-00140

To develop innovative teaching and learning techniques for European primary schools within a design and technology context

Comenius multilateral partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Estonia
  • Turkey
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • Finland
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Openbare Dalton Basisschool De Twijn

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    M-

    ADDRESS

    Pieterskerkhof 10 – UTRECHT

    CONTACT PERSON

    A. Verwey

    To develop innovative teaching and learning techniques for European primary schools within a design and technology context

    Schools will work together to produce investigation project boxes within a Design and Technology context. The boxes will contain materials and instructions to make a variety of objects and will involve problem solving; there will be a creative element. The boxes will progressively build on previous learning. The activities will be suitable for individual or small groups of children. The boxes could also provide the foundation for whole class lessons. The activities contained within the boxes will be drawn from a range of European cultures. For instance children may study how a Dutch barrel organ works and learn to compose tunes (Music) in a unique way. Consequently the project will cross many other subjects examples include, History, constructing Roman bridges using technology blocks, Geography using timetables to plan holiday routes, Science constructing models to test stresses and strains, Literacy, following written instructions and mathematics measuring a variety of materials. Each set of instructions will be translated into a range of European languages. This will involve the participants working together using new technologies.

    RESULTS
  • United Kingdom
  • Estonia
  • Czech Republic
  • Spain
  • Finland
  • To develop innovative teaching and learning techniques for European primary schools within a design and technology context

    Schools worked together to produce investigation project boxes within a Design and Technology context. The boxes contained materials and instructions to carry out an investigation. They challenged children to use teamwork and problem solving skills. The boxes progressively build on previous learning. It was necessary for them to be designed so that the children could work independently with minimal teacher intervention. This encouraged new ways of working for teachers and children.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    Czech, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, Dutch

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Students, Teachers, Trainers, Educators, Parents

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Printed material

    AVAILABILITY

    To be ordered to head@intakefarm.notts.sch.uk

    COPYRIGHT

    No