The project “Let’s learn together” (NPJR-2017/10087) will enable the students of Baltic and North countries to analyse and deal with a current problem in today’s life – the qualitative free time of teenagers and their motivated participation in it. One of the main tasks of school is to educate the person who is responsible for his nation, its culture and integration into the global culture. However, modern students, especially teenagers, are out of touch with the culture and history of their country, because the most popular form to spend their free time nowadays is a computer or a TV that focuses on TV shows. Participating in the project students will make a research on how teenagers spend their leisure time at school and in the country; they will compare the results with neighbouring countries; students will also seek meaningful leisure forms that promote personal development, curiosity and willingness to learn more. Within the project we will seek to deepen students’ understanding of the country’s cultural values, diversity and similarities; to help students to acquire basic life skills and competences necessary for personal development in order to become an active citizen in Europe. There will be 3 mobilities during the project. Participants will go to the 2 mobilities. They will get acquainted with youth culture and leisure forms in partners’ countries, they will also create promotional videos “Inspire. Encourage. Support. (IES)” These movies will be to encourage young people to think about a meaningful leisure time, to introduce the possibilities to act actively and meaningfully. Students will organize movie reviews and discussions at their schools.
Students participating in the mobility will attend the native languages and literature lessons to become familiar with the origin of languages of the project countries and will compare it with their native language. Through a variety of creative and collaborative activities students will make a vocabulary and will learn a few phrases in the other two languages. Project activities will be integrated into the learning process – English and their native languages, music, dance lessons.
Teachers’ international cooperation will provide an opportunity to share best practices through educational innovations and effective teaching methods.