Sunday, 19 January 2014

1st Newsletter of the Leonardo da Vinci 2012 Partnership Programme: 
Facing Crisis: Games, simulations and popular ICT in language teaching 

Coordinator of the project:
Poland: Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim
Partners of the project:
Austria: Hackl & Kienel-Mayer OG
France: Association M3_MCube
Spain: Universidad de Almería
Turkey: Demokrasiyi Seven Genç Eğitimciler Derneği
Turkey: Nazilli Halk Eğitimi Merkezi Ve Aksam Sanat Okulu

      The first step of the realisation of the programme was the establishing of a mailing group as
the main means of communication between the partners.

The next step was the Start-up meeting of the project which took place in Wrocław
(Poland): 30-31.10.2013
The host of the meeting was Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim.
The visiting participants of the meeting were:
1. Austria: Hackl & Kienel-Mayer OG
2. France: Association M3_MCube
3. Spain: Universidad de Almería
4. Turkey: Demokrasiyi Seven Genç Eğitimciler Derneği
5. Turkey: Nazilli Halk Eğitimi Merkezi Ve Aksam Sanat Okulu

I.During the meeting the following events took place: 
Presentations of all project partner organisations (Main aims of the organisations, fields of
interest, history, other projects already realised or in realisation)
Presentation of the project (Aims and ideas of the project; Field of interest; Ways of
achieving the aims; Timetable of project activities; Reulsts and outcomes of the project; Tasks
of each partners)
Discussion about general plan and project ideas (aims to be realised; division of tasks and
deadlines; rules of evaluation of the tasks and of the whole project; final documents; role of
the coordinator; setting the place and time of the next project meeting; distribution of the
tasks of rejected partners)
Project workshops on communication :
There was also a dinner of all project participants and a guided tour of the city.

II.The main resulsts of the meeting are

I. Distribution and setting the deadlines of results and outcomes of the project

II. Distribution of tasks among the partners:
Poland: To demonstrate how the andragogical model could improve language courses for older people (GAMES AND SIMULATION - objective A.3)
France: To suggest how games for memory training can be applied in language teaching (GAMES AND SIMULATION - obj. A.2)
France: To suggest which games can stimulate the mind (GAMES AND SIMULATION - obj. A.1)
Spain: To suggest which technology can be used in the learning of the elderly (TOOLS - obj. B.1)
Spain: To demonstrate how the mobile applications for tablets and smartphones can be used in the study of languages (TOOLS – obj. B.4)
Turkey (DSGED): To suggest how make ICT courses for people from disadvantaged groups more efficient (TOOLS - obj. B.3)
Turkey (DSGED): To suggest simulations for VET learners (GAMES AND
SIMULATION - obj. A.4)
Turkey (NHEMvASO): To demonstrate the effect of audio-visual objects in language teaching
(TOOLS – obj. B.5)
Turkey (NHEMvASO): To demonstrate the innovative use of ICT in the lifelong
education of adults (TOOLS - obj. B.2)
Austria: To collect/ develop games that improve entrepreneurship (GAMES & SIMULATION - obj. A.6)
Austria: To show how role playing could be useful for the study of languages for adults

III. Dates and places of the next project meetings:
Date of second meeting: 7.02.2014; Paris. France
Date of third meeting: 11.09.2014: Almeria, Spain

So far there has been a slight delay in the realisation of the tasks, due to the need of having a
start-up meeting and redistributing the tasks of the rejected partners.
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