YEL PROJECT ACTIVITIES _ ZAMUN2016

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    SUNDAY, 24th APRIL 2016

    SESSION I. - 09:00-09:30

    Goal:
    Revision of all general project activities, details about the next sessions.

    Method:
    Presentation by GBZA as coordinating school

    Details:
    In a short presentation we will sum up all general activities performed already - creation of webpages, released topics, clubs created, first topics, communication, general agenda. Then we will introduce the next sessions.

     

    SESSION II. - 09:30-10:30

    Goal:
    Presentation of individual YEL clubs. Sharing experience and mutual problemsolving.

    Method:
    Presentation, discussion.

    Details:
    Two groups will be created - teachers and students. Both will do the same activities.

    1. Presentation of each club - creation, structure, cooperation in the club (meetings and virtual), 3 biggest problems of the club, 3 examples of the best practice (positive experience to share), ZAMUN evaluation
    2. Discussion - how to overcome present problems? Mutual discussion and inspiration. 
    3. Draft list of advice and assumptions for the Project year II. - will be presented in the next session.

    The group analysis should reflect the project as it was defined in the aplication. (can be found at the bottom of this page)

    After this session - 30 minute coffee-break

    SESSION III. 11:00 - 12:00

    Goal:
    Final analysis of the project and final proposals for the Project year II.

    Methods:
    Discussion

    Details:
    The working groups teachers and students will present the analysis outcomes and their Draft list of advice and assumptions for the Project year II. After revision and discussion the final plan of improvements and advice will be set for the Project year II. as well as the list of tasks for the clubs to finish the year I.

    LUNCH 12:00 - 13:00

    10-minute walk to the restaurant Kúsok šťastia (Piece of Luck)

    SESSION IV. 13:00 - 14:30

    Goal:
    Students - have fun with academic debate activities. Teachers -  Intelectual outputs management and IPM planning.

    Methods:
    Academic debate workshop. Individual communication on IPM.

    Details:
    Two groups will be created.

    Students:
    A demostration academic debate will take place - just for the practice and fun. We created one team (3 debaters) and we would like to create the opposite team from the other clubs (we need 3 students from whichever club).
    Suggested thesis for debate: STATES SHOULD INTRODUCE ENVIRONMENT PROJECTS IN SPITE OF GROWING STATE DEBT. Alternatively a improvised debate can be performed.

    Teachers:
    Discussion about the management of the planned intellectual outputs and forthcoming IPM.

     

    MONDAY 25th APRIL 2016

    SESSION I. 09:00 - 11:00

    Goal:
    Know-how of MUN organisation and presentation of IT tools (Etwinning, Video conferencing, cooperation tools)

    Method:
    Presentation and workshops

    Details:
    GBZA team will give a presentation on organization of MUN (planned in project year II. in participating schools). Mentioned IT tools will be presented.

    SESSION II. 11:30 - 12:30

    FINAL MEETINGS, DISCUSSIONS, DETAILS. 

     

     

     


    QUOTATION FROM PROJECT - PROJECT ACTIVITIES IN SUMMARY: (based on which project will be evaluated)

    "At the beginning of the school year - first project year - each school outlines the project goals to all students and teachers to make clear how they can be involved, in what activities they can participate,  what IT tool will be used and who are the people in charge of the project managment and individual activities. For the long-term study mobilites the heads will appoint the mentors, teachers who will prepare the learning agreements and tutor the received foreign students in the schools. (A1)

    Linear, cyclical and holistic teaching and learning styles can be referred to as  the methodology applied in a wide range of activities planned. The project is divided into several phases, each building on and enforcing skills developed in the previous one.

    Phase I:

    - once a debate/youth club  is created the regular (weekly) work of interested students starts along with the online collaboration of the schools in the TwinSpace. To get to know each other students will be given introductory assignements and their presentations will be posted on the internet according to the agreed structure (A2). They will have to get familiarised with the online work environment based on e-twinning tools and supporting software, too. Then the students gain knowledge related to the argumentation, rethorics, public speaking, debate structure, EU institutions, UN, ... This will be done directly during the lessons of some subjects (Social Sciences, Geography, European studies, Sociology, foreign languages, mother tongue,) and at the informal club meetings lead either by a Slovak student expert or a teacher (A3). The students on 2-month long-term study mobilities (C1 - C8 and C10 - C17) will also be members of the clubs  to form multinational  teams for debating and they will study mainly a targeted foreign language. All the participants will follow the draft of the curriculum (provided by a coordinating school), which will include activities based on teamwork, discussions, debates, simulations and collaboration with local authorities and peers with focus on communication, argumentation, reasoning, public speaking, leadership,  basic diplomatic language and agenda (O1/A4). The content will be agreed during the first transnational meeting in Luxembourg.

    Phase II:

    - preparation of the model UN session done by a coordinating school (setting an organising committee with specific tasks: MUN procedural issues, logistic, website update, registration of the delegates, appointing Chairs, topics choice, country allocation, conference schedule, accommodation, VIP guests invitation, reports for the media - A5)

    - students´preparation for the conference either at home schools or the hosting ones, online collaboration continues via twinspace and ZAMUN website - consulting the Sudy Guides (A6)

    - involved teachers facilitate  students´ work, prepare material for the intellectual output (O1/A4)

    All the international groups at schools share their progress online, while monitored and data being analysed by Wittekind Gymnasium (A7).

    Phase III: (C9, C18)

    -  physical part of the blended mobility - joined project work of groups of students participating in an international MUN (ZAMUN 2016). In this international simulation students prove their language competence and use developed skills to solve given international issues in collaboration with students from different countries of the world. They also meet important people (their country´s ambassador (if the invitation for the opening accepted), Slovak politicians, representatives of local, regional authorities,), write speeches, negotiate, get certificates and awards for the best speakers of the committee, socialise, get to know Zilina and its surrounding, etc.

    - participating (accompanying) teachers monitor students´ work, advise or  give feedback, work on the continuation of the curriculum to develop leadership and organizational skills, share the best practices applied in their home schools to prepare students well for an international conference and evaluate their progress.

    In the second project year all three phases are repeated, enriched by the previous experience and aiming at the development of further leadership skills. Students learn how to prepare and then organise their school debates, speaking competitions, diplomatic simulations (MEP or MUN) and projects in collaboration with local authorities(O2/A8) . The long-term study mobilities will be extended to 3 months. The teachers and the experienced students help the newcomers with the basics and spread the project ideas and as members of the international project community cooperate on ZAMUN 2017 organisation together with the coordinating school. The best ones gets the various positions in the organising structure to prove and use their advanced leadership skills."

     

     

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