"YSE Yourvid Save Energy"
The project is encouraged to promote an innovative approach to find ways for teaching and learning in the subject of "save energy and rise understanding of the need for sustainable energy at schools and society". It is a very important issue that the teachers, students and families increase their awareness in these topics during the economical crisis time and to contribute with innovative ideas to the development of the European society.
A new didactical approach based on Web2.0 (social networks) to create learning units available for the secondary schools across Europe.
E-learning training for trainers based on 4 didactic units:
How to use the video in the classroom?
Sustainable energy: an alternative to traditional energies
Energetic problems Awareness raising in and from the schools
Social networks in education
A number of 120 didactical videos, all about how to save energy at school and home, and to promote the use of sustainable energy in Europe Secondary Schools.
A pod casting repository of digital video with e-guides available in English and the native language of the partners (digital video with captions and subtitles)
An annual edition of Yourvid "lets save energy" the European Competition devoted to motivate teachers, students and families in the arena of use sustainable energy and save energy. The competition will be associated with the European Campaign for sustainable energy in Europe.
Pedagogical strategies: We are going to work in team groups composed by teachers and students from Secondary school level. Our idea is to promote peer to peer education and work with the methodology of Problem based learning. All of these pedagogical methods and strategies will be include in the general framework of the social constructivist theory.
During the project we are going to use digital video and create podcasting with YouTube because they are very successful for dissemination activities between the young students.
The impact envisaged
We expect a very high impact in the secondary school population across Europe. In 6 different countries participants in the project we can reach a large number of schools and teachers. The final target is approximately 100 schools and 250 teachers and 10.000 students during the first year and double in teachers and students at the end of the second year.