This School Collaboration built up on the results of the first edition called “Rivers – Am Elixir of Life” and focused on the importance of rivers for socio-economic activity and biodiversity. Students also discussed the various programs implemented by governments and non-government actors to conserve rivers. Students realised how vulnerable rivers are and the duty they have to undertake responsibility to protect these immensely important ecosystems.
Students researched on waste management in their respective countries, analysed waste disposal habits of their schoolmates and suggested ways/solutions for school-wide improvement/ engagement. These actions carried out varied in forms such as class-wide/school-wide campaigns and videos to create awareness or an art installation using upcycled/recycled materials.
This School Collaboration created awareness among students to understand the hazardous nature of plastic products and their harmful effects on the human body. Using digital media and other online platforms, participants investigated measures that can reduce and control plastic pollution. The School Collaboration emphasised increased recycling capacity, strategies to minimise littering and considered the challenges of plastic waste management.
The School Collaboration increased the students’ knowledge on how different cultures take care of our pets, gardens and farms which include the usage of technology besides traditional and eco-friendly ways. The participants did research, collected information, painted and drew, as well as used ICT tools to create their dream garden
This School Collaboration created awareness among students and teachers on gender inequality and explored the channels available for female empowerment. The School Collaboration inspired students to appreciate key issues surrounding gender equality through online discussions with the help of ICT tools. They improved their communication skills, and gained insights into each other’s cultures.
During this School Collaboration students were asked to describe their daily life and lessons learnt in various lifestyle contexts. Students detected similarities and differences and gained insights about their peers from around the world. They created a multi-media product with videos, photos and graphic to depict their lives and their learnings.
Travel television programmes and printed encyclopaedic/ magazine articles surely serve the purpose of showcasing the best and most unique of any country, be it to be used as tourism-drawing material or for learning uses. This School Collaboration stimulated pupils’ creativity, built communication skills and encouraged teamwork through video production, based on students’ point of view, and also provided them the opportunity to showcase interesting trivia and facts about their country.
Climate change is impacting Asian and European countries in different ways. “The ARCTIC” exposed learners to different global issues and encouraged them to actively participate in raising awareness and proposing possible and logical solutions to the identified global plight of combatting climate change. The students documented how global issues are affecting their respective countries. A dedicated website published their personal blogs, vlogs, pictures, research, etc.
“Asia-Europe Cultural Heritage Games” used the pedagogical method of gamification to broaden students’ cultural horizons and to enrich their knowledge in the areas of joint interest. Most activities were game-based tasks. Participants created games covering various topics (e.g. geography, history, literature, art, music, sport, traditions, etc.) and shared them with their peers from other countries.
This collaboration enabled the students to plan trip itineraries for backpackers both in Asia and Europe. The students collaborated and selected routes in their home counties which were of potential interests to the foreign tourists. The School Collaboration created backpacker trips of 7 days long. These itineraries covered both Asia and Europe including valuable information on transportation, accommodation, must-visit places and local gastronomic specialities.