Sharing heritage: fostering sensitivity for the past, the present and the future
The project aimed to give pupils from four countries an understanding of the respective World Heritage sites, on-site. Through project work at their own schools and above all through direct, personal cooperation with pupils from three other partner nations at project meetings, social, linguistic and technical skills were acquired in the project language English. These skills enabled the pupils to recognise, understand and appreciate the interaction of people and their cultural sites in the past, present and future. The joint development of new content and the simultaneous exchange of ideas was the main focus for the 15 to 16 year old students. This approach also corresponds to the guidelines of the PAD and the Conference of Ministers of Culture, which in its horizontal priorities aims to promote "the social and educational value of cultural heritage sites" and "the acquisition of skills and competences".
In addition to Donau-Gymnasium Kelheim, IES SELGAS (Cudillero/Spain), Vastbergaskolanan (Stockholm/Sweden) and Escola Básica e Secundária da Calheta (Calheta/Portugal) were involved in the project.
The project partners have committed themselves to the method of "Service Learning". In this form of teaching and learning, which in German is called "Lernen durch Engagement - LdE" (learning through engagement), the social engagement of the pupils was combined with the acquisition of specialist knowledge. The project group responded to a real need - in this way, the learners apply their knowledge and skills and develop a sense for social challenges and their solutions. They recognize that their commitment and actions for socially relevant issues have a sustainable value that is worthwhile to engage in. A repeated reflection of the learning process was an important component of every LdE project - as is the work at out-of-school learning locations in cooperation with out-of-school learning partners. This method is ideally suited for work on the topic of "World Heritage".
The project days in Regensburg were a cooperation between the Donau-Gymnasium Kelheim, the World Heritage Coordination of Regensburg and the architects Stephanie Reiterer and Jan Weber-Ebnet from bauwärts GbR.
Output: App "Actionbound": A Scavenger Hunt - Jewish traces in Regensburg and a City Map FROM young people FOR young people (available at the Touristinformation and the World Heritage Visitor Centre).