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

2010-1-NL1-GRU06-02917

Didarchtik

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    EXARC

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Non-governmental organisation (NGO)

    ADDRESS

    Boutenslaan 161B – Eindhoven

    CONTACT PERSON

    R. Paardekooper

    Didarchtik

    The aim of ‘Didarchtik’ is to get a better adult education experience in archaeological open air museums and to understand the mechanisms and dynamics behind it. This project is a chance to share best practices and implement some good activities to our programmes. We will try benchmarking our own achievements and raising our standards. Archaeological open air museums are no school, university or old fashioned museum. We build bridges in many ways. Adult education is taking place, but we need to understand the mechanisms and techniques behind it to be more successful. Adults are not such a homogeneous group as children can be. We bridge generations and we bridge between science and the public. We want to investigate better how to link present day themes with the past to clarify how relevant the past is, for example by the example of crafts. Interactive connections with our adult public are established in order to mediate information and knowledge, partly through crafts, partly through live interpretations and experimental archaeology. Interactivity could maybe as well be the connection between our present way of working and including augmented reality and other modern media. These methods could also help training our own staff. Our museums have changed in the past decades, and so did our public. We need to answer their demand by learning form each other’s approach and involving specialist colleagues. Behind Didarchtik stands EXARC, an international association with about 68 members in 20 countries. The Didarchtik group further has a folkhögskola, a national network on archaeological experiments and education and 5 archaeological open air museums.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • audio/video files about archaeological open-air museums

    Understanding how to make and add audio/video files on line meant to prepare the museum visit for follow-up. They are for example about our own activities (demonstrations, guided tours, how-to make or build things et cetera).

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

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

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Audiovisual material

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes