InART2DiverCity is another new KA2 project, which started in September 2018. This project aims to develop new and effective approaches, methods and materials to introduce / reinforce European Cultural Heritage and Intercultural learning, with the view to enhance the skills and employability of young adults (age group 18-30) in the creative sectors as well as the professional skills of trainers.
The project proposes:
the development of Alternative Pedagogical Methodology & Training practices to train the teachers
the development of training seminars for VET students
the creative applications and pilot testing for the re-use of the cultural heritage
Target Groups are divided in:
. Direct groups:
Young adults in the age of 18-30 who are in vocational education center studying for professions which are directly affected by Fine Arts (like Graphic designers, multimedia programmers, fashion designers, Economics and Management in the Field of Culture Executives, Associate professionals in Artistic Studies and Applied Arts)
Fine Arts Trainers who will have to train-the-trainers of VET centers on Cultural Diversity of the participating countries
. Indirect groups:
Youth groups who will be indirectly involved in the project and young local artists who will have the chance to interact with artists from other countries, exchange artistic techniques and be inspired
The InART2DiverCity project is planned in a way to create the conditions for adult Young people, who are studying in Vocational Education and Training, to participate to alternative pedagogical methodology focused in the artistic expression. Moreover, culturally teaching activities in the framework of “train-the-trainer”, namely train the VET center professors on adopting a multicultural pedagogical methodology, will improve the performance of students with limited arts knowledge.
On the project completion, the aspired result of the learning process developed during the life of the project is the creation of a methodology which can produce knowledge through the multi-cultural experience of other peoples’ art and on a second stage through the observation of artistic expression in open-team exhibitions.
This approach to teaching helps all students acquire more knowledge about cultural diversity, and uses the cultural heritages, experiences, and perspectives of ethnically diverse students as instructional resources to improve their learning opportunities and outcomes.