Project Summary

Erasmus TV international

Focuses on the triangle of education, culture and technology. We aim to empower our students so that not only they become responsible European citizens aware of their rights and duties online and offline while opening their minds to other cultures and countries in Europe, but also, they feel part of a European project where they will be creators of stories, reporters of their own communities, and members of an international educative community which will motivate them so that they give the best version of themselves in national and international groups of work where they will improve their social, communicative and digital competences.

On the other hand, the importance of cultural heritage and intercultural dialogue is unquestionable in a globalised world. Students and teachers will take an active part in debating cultures, exchanging ideas, sharing and celebrating their cultural heritage and diversity through the videos which will be available at the Erasmus TV International website and will reflect each country’s culture and students' points of view on their own realities. We will be combining both culture and technology in a way students will enjoy while improving their audiovisual communication skills as well as their foreign language and social skills. We will also boost students' creativity as the emphasis will be on authentic videos and audiovisual communication, which is one of the core elements of innovative education.

We will produce and share a wide range of open educational resources (OER) which will be available for the whole European educative community. 

The main objectives of Erasmus TV international are as follows to:

  • support foreign language skills and communication;
  • improve ICT skills and digital competences;
  • raise cultural heritage awareness;
  • boost creativity and innovation;
  • promote social skills, interaction, tolerance and empathy in a united Europe;
  • encourage student participation in shared events (short-film making, video-making, workshops, competitions, project meetings, etc.);
  • make students aware of their online rights and responsibilities;
  • help students become safe web-wise users;
  • promote positive uses of new emerging technologies;
  • use digital technologies in creative, collaborative and eficiente ways;
  • encourage intercultural dialogue and respect;
  • support the digital capacity of our schools; 
  • create open educational resources.

Erasmus TV international clubs

There will be six Erasmus TV International clubs from schools in Turkey, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Italy and Spain with secondary school students from 13 to 18 years old, and a group of motivated teachers in each partner school. We calculate that about 150 students will benefit directly from our project while over 3,000 students will benefit indirectly. One of our priorities consists on strenghtening the profile of teaching professions. While teenagers are often called "digital natives" (Prensky, 2001), teachers can be considered to be digital immigrants, who do not to use digital tools as confidently. Thus, teachers will be given support and guidance in using new ICT tools in their classrooms. In this way, a strong bridge will have been built between students and teachers which will boost their motivation and success.

In order to achieve all our objectives, we will be working in close cooperation and share all our products in several platforms such as eTwinning, Instagram, Facebook, etc. We will be holding a first kick-off meeting in Turkey with seminars on digital safety and professional-like videos, and five Learning Teaching and Training Activities in Poland, Portugal, Romania, Italy and Spain where a 6-episode film will be created.

Our participation will contribute to...

...the developement of our schools in the long-term since we will improve the students' ability to use technology and encourage them to:

  • make use of the beneficial side of mobile technologies and the Internet;
  • learn about different cultures, lifestyles and languages; facilitate intercultural dialogue and help overcome prejudice, e.g. the fact that families host foreign students will have a long-lasting impact not only on these families but also on their communities;
  • enhance the communication competence and foreign language skills of not only the direct participants in the Erasmus TV International clubs, but also the rest of the educative community and neighbouring schools who will be invited to join some of our activities;
  • have open educational resources about different cultures in Europe;
  • improve teachers' professional competences with ICT and mobile technologies;
  • support the digital capacity of our schools. After the end of the project all these benefits for the educative community will stay, and we will have created reusable intercultural materials.

To share the vision for digitalisation in the future of our students maximizing the impact of these amazing opportunties.