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

2013-1-BE3-COM06-07617

Active@living green

Comenius multilateral partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Belgium
  • Norway
  • Italy
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Vrij Technisch Instituut Veurne

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Vocational or technical secondary school

    ADDRESS

    Iepersesteenweg 90 – Veurne

    CONTACT PERSON

    Lut Hoornaert

    Active@living green

    The project started with the idea that if we want to save our planet we have to learn how to live in a greener way. It became obvious that the starting point had to be to calculate the overall ecological footprint of a Norwegian, Belgian, and Italian student. And above all we managed to use this newly acquired knowledge to create a computer game with which we can make primary and secondary school students aware of the ecological impact of their lifestyle. This should help to motivate them to take the right measures to make this footprint lighter. Secondly we thought that building passive houses would be another important step in the right direction. But a Norwegian passive house is not a Belgian passive house and not even an Italian passive house. Our students tried to find out what the differences are. Of course - being technical schools - we not only studied the principles but actually wanted to build these passive houses. The construction of two 6 square metre models of Norwegian and Belgian type passive houses, completed by a crosscut of the key parts of an Italian passive house, gave students and teachers a deeper insight into the different building techniques and materials used. All the "live" building work was virtually monitored through a virtual company set up by the Italian school.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Belgium
  • Norway
  • Italy
  • Getting to know each other's language

    Learning to know each other's language through a loudblog and ppt on the Twinspace.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Pupils, Teachers

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Audiovisual material

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    No