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Name of the Project:

Learning through Time: Living History for Life Long Learning
Duration:
3 years (2013-2015)
Official Web Site for the project: http://www.instytutdt.pl/about-the-project.html


Partners
Poland
Instytut Działań Twórczych
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Italy  
        
Associazione Culturale Falamanga23
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Romania  
     
Asociatia Educational – Ecologica Ecotransilvania
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Latvia   
 
Biedriba “NVO OZOLS”
Latvia
Cyprus  
Επιμορφωτικα Λαρνακας Κεντρον Αγιου Λαζαρου
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Turkey 
Gedikören Köyü Kültür ve Dayanışma Derneği 
 
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Meetings:
 
1st – Turkey        : 2013- October - Program
2nd  Italy             : 2014- June      - Program
3rd   Latvia         : 2014- August Program
4th    Poland       : 2014- AugustProgram
5th    Cyprus       : 2015- May       – Program
6-th Romania    : 2015- Jun       – Program


Summary of Project:
The project aims at implementing methodologies used by the living history groups in non-formal education of adults. We want to accomplish this goal by: a) proving that learning European Medieval history can be done through experience; b) creating tools (workshop scenarios) that would allow for promoting the living history idea in local communities and allow them to support informal and experimental education through participation in Medieval festivals across Europe.
Our project involves various institutions from Europe (Cyprus, Latvia, Italy, Romania, Turkey and Poland) that work in the same field and would like to gain new non-formal education skills at the European level. We focus on the early Medieval period owing to the character of the institutions involved but the methods derived from this partnership can be used in teaching European history and Heritage as such. In addition, the project endeavors to promote Medieval living history groups in the partner countries.
 
Objectives:
- To research each partner’s local context (cultural, linguistic, historic and political – i.e. what has been brought from the past to the present)
– To compile information about various methods of learning history of Medieval Europe in a form of six workshop scenarios
– To disseminate and spread this knowledge for general public, raising awareness about European history and living history as a tool for teaching history to adults
– To experiment in different learning methodologies in order to apply them in non formal adult education and improve trainers skills
– To communicate using English and to share national languages with partners
 
Why this project ?
Our project involves various institutions from Europe (Cyprus, Latvia, Italy, Romania, Turkey and Poland) that work in the same field and would like to gain new non-formal education skills at the European level.
All of us recognized the need for sharing best practices in the field of living history educational methods which itself is an educational medium used by museums, historic sites and heritage interpreters, and now we want to examine it as a tool of experiential learning in non-formal education.
The project meets the need of finding new ways to use living history instructive methods in adult education, to attract new adult learners, as well as to be a tool of discovering and comparing different Medieval periods history in various countries and starting a debate on the modern days’ European developments.
By the project we will try to answer these two main questions:
How can new non-formal learning methods be derived from the living history techniques?
And how can we use the knowledge of the past in the present and future?
 
What we want to achieve by the project ?
•    we are going to prove that learning European Medieval history can be done through experience,
•    we will create workshop scenarios, to be used as tools to promote the living history idea in local communities and allow them to support informal and experimental education through participation in Medieval festivals across Europe,
•    we want to show that in the past, Europe was not an agglomeration of states, and that the modern united Europe has developed from different cultures,
•    we will spread knowledge for general public, raising awareness about European history and living history as a tool for teaching history to adults,
•    we would like to experiment in different learning methodologies in order to apply them in non formal adult education and improve trainers skills,
•    last but not least, we will research each partner’s local context (cultural, linguistic, historic and political what has been brought from the past to the present) to achieve our goals.
 
How we are going to achieve our goals
As the best way to reach goals of the project we chose visiting Medieval History festivals that take place in each of our country. This will provide all of us with a more hands-on experience as we will have the possibility to enter the recreated history and to use this experience for intense learning outcomes. In order to explore different moments in European Medieval history, we will do study visits to differently-themed festivals: Slavic, Muslim, Transylvanian.
The knowledge we will gain during each visit will be spread in the local context and among local community through open presentations that will promote the project and idea of living history educational methods.

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