KA229 – School Exchange Partnership – Three Voices

Project Summary:

The project Erasmus+ „Three Voices“ was carried out from 01. 09. 2019 to 31. 08. 2022. The objective of Czech-Slovak-Polish partnership was to exchange well-established working procedures, vocational knowledge, skills and competencies in untraditional artistic techniques. The project predominant goal was to link professional education of artistic sphere together with practical activity, to implement untraditional fine art techniques into educational process as well as to exchange well-established working procedures among partner schools. Development of information-communication technologies, language knowledge and pupil useful vocational skills represented the added value of school exchange partnership. Project participants obtained required information on both working environment and working tools, techniques, working procedures and practical activity in the area of fine art and design.

Project Partial Objectives:

  • to present pupil vocational knowledge, skills and competencies in selected branches of study focused on art,
  • to help young people after finishing their study with access to the European labour market,
  • to implement selected tools ECVET system into educational process,
  • to compare history, art and cultural development, system of education and vocational training in the area of Czech-Slovak-Polish cooperation,
  • to utilize English, Slovak, Czech and Polish language in communication in a new surroundings,
  • to build up relevant information outputs resulting from project activity,
  • to increase professional qualification of participated vocational subject teachers and consequently apply newly obtained knowledge and skills in vocational education and training,
  • to spread well-established procedures in the area of vocational education among partner schools.

Realization and Project Outcomes:

The project referred to inducted target groups: 6 members of teaching staff and 24 pupils from each school (altogether 72 pupils). Three workshops were accomplished during project realization. They were focused on 3 following topics – graphic design – serigraphy (Secondary Arts and Craft School in Jihlava); graphic and photography design (Private School of Applied Arts in Žilina) and drawing and painting (School of Fine Arts in Zakopané).

Topic of pupil team cooperation was selected in such a way to catch the most significant expression of geographic location where the secondary school is situated. Accompanying activities were carried out during workshops such as common language preparation from English, Czech, Slovak and Polish as well as cultural and social activities. Each Czech-Slovak-Polish meeting resulted in an exhibition where pupil artworks were presented to other teachers, students and general public.

Members of teaching staff became acquainted with selected techniques and elaborated them in the description of teaching units in ECVET system. On grounds of these documents pupils were evaluated on their last meeting. Pupils from partner schools utilized collateral coopeation techniques as well as communication by means of online tools.

The project output is represented with three professional methodical manuals dealing with technology working methods and a comics magazine. The magazine refers to workshop participants in partner schools surveying vocational education and training likewise free time activities. The English-Czech-Slovak-Polish dictionary of professional terminology focusing on fine art and design is a targeted project output.

All participants were supplied with tablet computers during all above-mentioned workshops. They helped them document their activity on scheduled tasks. All activities are published on common project website and promotional DVD, too. Obtained experience and established labour contacts represent a permanent acquisition for everybody who participated on this project activity.

Pupils obtained new knowledge, skills likewise competencies in the course of 10 days being present at partner school according to the composed description of teaching units in ECVET system. Before every mobility online meetings were held, where pupils became acquainted with artwork outputs from selected art technique. The school exchange partnership contributed not only to innovation of vocational education and training, but also to more effective teaching vocational subjects focused on art in partner schools.

Quality and Quantity Project Outcomes:

Quality Project Outcomes:

  • examination and acquisition of new knowledge and skills of pupils in practical activity,
  • exchange of well-established educational procedures and strategies focused on fine art and design,
  • innovation in vocational education and training contents abreast of partner schools,
  • presentation of good practice patterns,
  • new tool certification versatility as well as online communication.

Quantity Project Outcomes:

  • English-Czech-Slovak-Polish dictionary of professional terminology focusing on art and design,
  • project website and promotioanl DVD (methodical documents dealing with technological procedures, photography documentation, video tutorials etc.),
  • pupil comics magazine (inspired with workshops and free time activities in partner countries),
  • presentation materials composed with new art techniques (e.g. promotional T-shirts, postcards, book marks etc.),
  • educational document resulting from each workshop focused on selected technique,
  • innovation of essential educational documentation.

Project Operating Plan:

Workshop No. 1

Thematic workshop No. 1 was carried out in March 2022 as a virtual mobility held in Slovakia. Three eight-member pupil groups and four members of teaching staff from abroad attended it. Teachers supervised labour safety, monitored and evaluated work of participated pupils. The Private School of Applied Arts in Žilina dispatched not only adequate spatial but also material-technical support necessary for realization of the workshop focused on computer graphics and photography.

Acquirement of new knowledge and vocational skills of pupils gained by untraditional graphic and photography techniques processing and adoption of obtained experience in practical activity by means of peer education represented the main workshop objective.  During that education were presented untraditional methods, organizational labour forms, art techniques, materials and technological procedures in the stated field (e. g. cyanotypy – photochemical blueprint  used in fine art, analogue and digital photo setting and adjusting, photo adoption by means of modern graphic software etc.).
Pupils were working in mixed groups and communicated in English among each other. 

Workshop was carried out online to the extent of 5 days being a party of professional lecturers. Presentation exhibition and disseminated activities were held at the close of workshop in school area.

 

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Workshop No. 2

Thematic workshop No. 2 was carried out in April 2022 in the Czech Republic. Three eight-member pupil groups and four members of teaching staff from abroad attended it. Teachers supervised labour safety, monitored and evaluated work of participated pupils. The Secondary Arts and Craft School in Jihlava dispatched  adequate spatial and material-technical support necessary for realization of the workshop focused on untraditional graphic techniques (predominantly serigraphy).

Acquirement of new knowledge and vocational skills of pupils gained by untraditional graphic  techniques processing and adoption of obtained experience in practical activity by means of peer education represented the main workshop objective.  During that education were presented untraditional methods, organizational labour forms, art techniques, materials and technological procedures in the stated field (e. g. serigraphy utilization in fine art and design, other untraditional graphic techniques presentation – linocut, aquatint, etching etc.).  Pupils were working in mixed groups and communicated in English among each other.

Workshop was carried out to the extent of 10 days. Its organization became a constituent part of educational process at the secondary school. Presentation exhibition and disseminated activities were held at the close of workshop in school area.

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Workshop No. 3

Thematic workshop No. 3 was carried out in June 2022 in Poland. Three eight-member pupil groups and four members of teaching staff from abroad attended it. Teachers supervised labour safety, monitored and evaluated work of participated pupils. The School of Fine Arts in Zakopané dispatched  adequate spatial and material-technical support necessary for realization of the workshop focused on untraditional painter´s techniques used in fine art (predominantly watercolour, painting on wood, drawing with reddle and charcoal).

Acquirement of new knowledge and vocational skills of pupils gained by untraditional painter´s techniques (e.g. watercolour, painting on wood, drawing with reddle and charcoal) and adoption of obtained experience in practical activity by means of peer education represented the main workshop objective. 

During that education were presented untraditional methods, organizational labour forms, art techniques, materials and technological procedures in the stated field (e. g. new techniques in sketching and drawing, untraditional painter´s techniques presentation – oil painting, tempera painting, grisaille, encaustic etc.).  Pupils were working in mixed groups and communicated in English among each other.

Workshop was carried out to the extent of 10 days. Its organization became a constituent part of educational process at the secondary school. Presentation exhibition and disseminated activities were held at the close of workshop in school area.