1) Needs analysis
The basis of this IO is the application of the Pedagogical Guide (methodology and guidelines) developed and defined in the previous intellectual output in each of the territories that are part of the project.
The IO2 will determine which specific material must be created for the students to increase their knowledge of their territory in an effective way. Methodologies that are applied in other advanced territories to take advantage of the work done will also be considered (IO1). The general purpose of this toolkit will be to develop content, exercises, practical tools, learning materials, teaching materials … to work on one or more subjects related to the territory and its environment, natural and cultural heritage.
2) Output main content
The final material on this IO will be derived from the methodology developed in IO2, our initial hypothesis would be to work on the tools in two different ways:
• To create tools to work from a single curricular theme -module- (biodiversity, geology, flora, fauna, cultural heritage, industrial heritage,…)
• To create tools to work the themes in an interdisciplinary way from a territorial or geographical axis (around a mountain, a river that vertebrates the territory,…)
Taking into consideration the “module system” we could divide it into:
• Module 1: “Natural heritage” (biodiversity, environment protection, climate change, landscapes, flora, fauna, geology,…)
• Module 2: “Cultural heritage” (archeological sites, churches, palaces, museums, immaterial heritage, legends,…)
• Module 3: “Eco-friendly job for tomorrow” (sustainable tourism, protection of the environment, sites heritage management… aiming to develop sectorial green skills)
Taking into consideration the “interdisciplinary system” we could work using as a unit/axis:
• A mountain (and work on the geology, flora, fauna, landscape,…)
• A river (and work on biodiversity, water, economical activities, population,..)
• A valley (and work on urbanism, history, economical activities,…)
• A group of municipalities (cooperation, water consumption, energy consumption, territorial organisation,…)
The kit will be designed as a “pedagogical suitcase”. Each suitcase, would include the following elements: Title of the axis or module; Objectives of the activity; Curricular topics that will be worked out; Specific material to carry out the activity; Explanation of the development of the activity; Worksheet for the student; Activity assessment sheet. For all the educational suitcases, we will develop materials for working in the classroom and material for working in the field (natural environment and cultural local heritage).
3) Target groups and expected impacts
• Direct beneficiaries: teachers and training staff
• Indirect beneficiaries: pupils/young people
The Expected impacts:
• Teachers would use the new proposed tools to illustrate their lessons and their activities inside and outside the school center.
• Once the material would have been created, it could also be used by tour guides, who receive school groups from outside the region or also the managers of cultural tourism resources for their school visitors.
4) Elements of innovation
The main key educative innovative elements of this IO will be:
• to significantly increase the quality, supply and accessibility (open access) of training material in natural & cultural heritage and sustainable tourism for the involved areas;
• to develop an innovative and, more importantly, open access training toolkit, which will enable access to natural & cultural heritage and sustainable tourism training for pupils of 10 to 15 years old, educational staff but also businesses of the areas, local/regional authorities, and others local stakeholders;
• to provide high-quality learning and ‘blended learning’ opportunities, through the creation of a new, up-to-date curriculum, and supported by a training toolkit, based on end users’ needs.
Moreover, the innovation will also be digital since we will also use some digital tools in order to obtain interactive materials for students.
5) Transferability potential
This IO will be based on the natural and cultural heritage features of a given area. However, each module will follow the same structure and rely on the methodological common approach proposed in IO2. Thus, the module architecture will be easily transferable to any territory willing to highlight and raise awareness on its natural and cultural heritage features.
Moreover, in order to build bridges between European young people and to increase the knowledge of young people regarding their natural and cultural heritage, our toolkit also aims to be used beyond partners’ borders. For instance a French class could work on the natural heritage module using examples of its territory and comparing it with another one, either really close geographically (and thus sharing same features), or far away to have a global overview of the thematic in Europe).