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ERIC Number: ED522225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
"Discover Diversities": A Trans-Inter-Disciplinary (SEMEP) Project for Different School Levels and Teachers' Training
Pilo, Miranda; Gavio, Brigitte; Scaldarella, Elda; Di Carlo, Caterina; Martorano, Daniela
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 1 p73-82 2011
"Discover Diversities" is a wide thematic developed within the SEMEP (South-Eastern Mediterranean Environmental Project) project, supported by UNESCO (United Nation Education, Science and Culture Organization). SEMEP is essentially a project for science education, focusing on Mediterranean environment. As the Mediterranean has been the cradle of Western civilization, the project also favours connection with humanistic disciplines like history and art in order to raise young people who have awareness of the Mediterranean valuable resources and its enormous cultural heritage to be appreciated and strongly protected. Moreover, SEMEP, through NC (National Coordinator), puts in touch students and teachers from different countries working on the same topics, favours mutual visits both of students and teachers, coordinates diffusion of materials (students' worksheets and guidelines for teachers) and exchange of ideas, papers and products; in this way, schools share information and build a common knowledge. Moreover, summer schools for students and teachers coming from different countries as well as environmental competitions and stages, are often organized in a friendly environment stimulating knowledge and comparison of different cultures and experiences. In the annual meeting, the NC presents a report about activities carried out in their countries, discusses problems and proposes new topics for students' investigations. In the present paper, we describe some SEMEP meaningful activities carried out in Italian schools. (Contains 6 figures.) [Partial support for this project was provided by the "Fondazione S. Paolo."]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A