FIFTH DAY – PROJECT EVALUATION

The fifth day of the meeting (June, 3rd, 2016) was spent making and filling the evaluation form of the project. The results were then analysed, as well as the strong and the weak points of the meeting. Ideas were brought forward about what could be improved and suggestions were made for future projects.

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The teams also discussed and evaluated the project as a whole and the last details concerning the intellectual output were establish.

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In the afternoon, the partners had the opportunity to attend the festivities organized to celebrate the Medas school day. The Portuguese teachers and students prepared numerous cultural activities and the visitors tasted traditional Portuguese dishes. The evening ended with a pleasat tour of Oporto.

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FOURTH DAY – MOBILITY TOOL

The fourth day of the project meeting (June, 2nd, 2016) was dedicated to discussing the project website, its structure, the information it needed to contain and the updated to be added. The suggestions made by each team were taken into consideration and the changes were done by the Romanian partners, who administer the site.

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The afternoon was spent discussing the features and proper use of the mobility tool. The teams discussed and worked together. The Portuguese team also presented the project booklet, uploaded on the Joomag platform.

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To see the booklet, click here.

THIRD DAY – ANALYZING LESSON PLANS AND LESSONS

The third day of the project meeting (June, 1st, 2016) was dedicated to analyzing the learning sequences unfolded on the basis of the lesson plans provided by the project partners. Each team described how the lesson took place, the students’ reactions and the outcome. It was observed that these specific learning activities contributed a lot to breaking national stereotypes. They also stirred the interest of the target audience, the young people showing an increase desire to find out more about the project countries. 

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The last touches were added to the calendar made by the Portuguese team. The intellectual output was also brought into discussion and the conclusions were drawn.

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In the afternoon, the students with disabilities, studying at the Portuguese school came to meet the project teams They asked each participant to write down into a notebook the impression Portugal had upon them. 

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Click on on the links below to see the lesson plans made by the project partners.

LessonPlanRomaniaEthnicGroups

-the purpose is to explain the ethnical structure of the Romanian society

LessonPlanRomaniaRuralCountry

-the purpose is to point out that Romania is NOT a rural country as believed by the target audience

LessonPlanLithuaniaHomEconomics

-the purpose is to point out that Lithuania is not an agricultural country

LessonPlanLithuaniaClimate

-the purpose is to point out that Lithuania does not have a cold/polar climate

LessonPlanPortugalSpeakSpanish

-the purpose is to fight against the stereotype according to which Portuguese people speak Spanish

LessonPlanPortugalClimate

-the purpose is to fight against the stereotype that in Portugal is always hot and sunny

LessonPlanTurkeyPoliticalRegime

-the purpose is to point out that Turkey is a democratically ruled country

LessonPlanHistoryTurkey

-the purpose is to make the history of Turkey better known among the subjects forming the target group.

SECOND DAY – DICTIONARY AND PRESENTATION ANALYSIS

The second day of the meeting (May, 31st, 2016) was dedicated to analyzing the impact and useful of the language dictionary and of the presentations done during the past two years. 

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Each team designated a member who was recorded while pronouncing correctly the words in his/her language so as to create a tool which would be successfully used by all those interested.

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The rest of the day was spent discussing about the impact of the project videos and presentations on the teachers and students belonging to the partner schools. It was pointed out that due to them the target audience gained more information and knowledge on the countries involved in the project. 

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FIRST DAY – WELCOME TO AGRUPAMENTO DE ESCOLAS À BEIRA DOURO

The last, but not the most important transnational meeting of the project took place between May 30th and June 3rd, 2016, in the little town of Medas, Portugal.

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It was a fruitful week, during which the partners discussed the unfolding of the project, the problems they encountered while implementing the activities and the results of their fight against national stereotypes.

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The first day of the project meeting (May, 30th) began early in the morning, with the Romanian, Turkish and Lithuanian teams arriving at Agrupamento de Escolas a Beira Douro. They were welcomed by the Portuguese teachers and students. After meeting the principal and making the school tour, the teams headed for the classroom especially arranged for the project activities. The day was spent analyzing the project and the activities needed to be done during the following days.

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The cultural part implied the visiting of a small, but well-preserved museum, located in the heart of Medas. The partners had the opportunity to find out more about the culture, history and geography of the place. 

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