The aim of the project is to promote and study status of local heroes through learning activities. The initiative is an opportunity to add knowledge and awareness of the importance of mental stigma in social life, with a specific focus on the contribution of common opinion in the local communities. For instance, there were demonstrations against immigrants in Forssa some years ago, and the leaders of demonstrations played as heroes. Thus, our project "Heroes" aims to study the roles of local heroes of school students by motivating them for analyzing and comparing and discussing roles of their heroes.  

The project has the significant aspects that characterize the context, taking into account the diversity of conditions and the role of heroes in the European partner countries.  The project aims to stimulate students to develop a range of skills to cope with our complex world in order to promote their personal growth, citizenship skills, preparation for the world of work and, above all, meet the interests of students and active participation. 

The two partner schools are located in Germany and Finland. Number and profile of participants: about 50 students aged 15-19 years, and 6 teachers.
The school in Forssa/Finland is already experienced in the field of digitalization of its learning contents and methods and must therefore struggle more with the side effects of this. At the same time this school has extensive experience with international projects. The school on Satrup/Germany has also taken part to many international projects. Thus, it is supposed that the schools can implement the project succesfully. 

The students will work in groups, on the theme "Heroes". The students then, with the support of the teachers, will create a publication which will be presented in the final conference. The materials produced will be computerized and disseminated through institutional websites, project website, e-twinning platform. All joint work activities will enable us to acquire and improve our skills, not only in the topic at the center of the project, but also in terms of teamwork, intercultural learning, social relations, and use of information technology and communication. During the meetings we will discuss by Hangout with Kenyan high schools students about the topics(Forssa school has many co-operative high schools in Kenya).

In the time between the exchanges the students of the schools will communicate with each other through the eTwinning platform and Hangout improving in this way their language and social competences. At schools b tween the meetings the students study the local heroes: Who they are? Which kind af persons are they? Are there antiheroes?

All activities will be aimed at developing a culture of equality, but also at encouraging an active presence in civil society, in the perspective that participation in social and political life is not only a right, but the duty of every responsible European citizen.

Expected results and potential long-term benefits are the follows: broadening knowledge and understanding of European countries, the mental stigmas of the societies educational policies and practices; promoting European mobility activities for pupils and school staff, and increasing motivation and improving students' key citizenship competences. 

All these programmes will be documented in a way that they can easily be transferred and implemented in other schools and the benefits of this project can be widely disseminated. The themes of the project will be explored in the European context, through collaboration and interaction in a multicultural environment, so as to expand the skills of teachers who, thanks to this project, will exchange good educational practices. käyttää vain välttämättömiä evästeitä istunnon ylläpitämiseen ja anonyymiin tekniseen tilastointiin. ei koskaan käytä evästeitä markkinointiin tai kerää yksilöityjä tilastoja. Lisää tietoa evästeistä