In this short-term exchange of students, we will execute various creative and challenging activities and workshops in which students will work on their life skills, focusing on personal skills for developing personal agency and managing oneself, and inter-personal skills for communicating and interacting effectively with others. The main aim will be to raise students' self-awareness. We are going to present the results of the survey on students’ self-awareness that will be conducted among the participating students in all partner schools before the mobility.
We are going to organize a visit to the exhibition and workshop of “Dialogue in the dark” and “Dialogue in silence” in the “Dialoghaus Hamburg”. We will organize a workshop on basic skills, such as soldering, programming, microscopy, 3d printing or free research to inspire students for fields like Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology, Natural Science and Technology (in Germany called MINT subjects). We will collaborate with the »Zukunftswerkstatt« that is an important extracurricular MINT-partner of the »Oberschule am Buchwedel«. Our school is an awarded school for implementation of MINT topics. We are going to use sports as an instrument to increase life skills, such as resilience, coping with emotions and stress as well as fostering social skills. The students are going to take part in selected trial courses at the local sports club TSV Stelle and try out different kind of sports, e.g. »Volleyball«, »Ju-Jutsu«, »Gym« and »Drums-Alive«. The challenges (= activities) to train life skills are based on the UNICEF life skill model. They refer to different aspects of the model like fostering cooperation, empathy, creativity, self-management, critical thinking and participation in different activities.
The students will stay with the host families in order to learn about the German culture and habits. In school, students will participate in classroom teaching and learn about various ritualized activities of social interaction of the learning group such as class council, programmes and appropriate behaviour. They will also learn about the German school system. The visiting teachers will also attend some lessons in which they will see the different teaching methods used at school. To learn about the regional culture, we will visit the town hall in the municipality, regional clubs will be involved in the activities through sports and local traditions. A visit of the city and the port of Hamburg, which shows the historical development up to the transformation to the Hafencity including the 'Elbphilharmonie'.