The MYSTY project provides a means for teachers to share and embed innovative teaching practice to enhance awareness of cultural diversity. At the same time it will increase pupils’ cultural awareness and expression and enhance their social and civic competence.
MYSTY will also support teacher and pupil digital competence. With a network of teachers, media and education academics, and technicians, the main objective is to create the MYSTY Digital Storytelling Toolbox.
MYSTY will be focus on three key impacts:
Participants (pupils and teachers) will be encouraged to reappraise their attitude towards minority groups within their peer group. It will enable them to reassess prejudice, re-calibrate their views and attitudes towards minority groups and re-educate them in diversity matters.
Teachers will embrace new/digital media technologies and pupils will realize the educational potential for technologies associated primarily for leisure, so affording a connection for effective and fun learning.
MYSTY will enable minority groups to share and spread their migration experience to other communities, groups, schools and civic organizations.
MYSTY seeks to bring the participating organizations together to develop and share practice, in order to produce resources that other schools can use. This will enable teachers across the EU to develop a shared understanding of the key issues, which will help them in their practice. With a network of teachers, media and education academics, and technicians, the main objective of MYSTY project is to create an online resource called the MYSTY Digital Storytelling Toolbox. In order to achieve this overall objective, there are three sub-objectives:
Curriculum Integration Methodologies
The first stage, involves the development of methods of how to integrate the MYSTY resources into the school curriculum formally or informally as required. It involves an assessment of current practice, an assessment of different ways of using the MYSTY resources, and digital training for teachers. The result of this activity will be the Curriculum Integration Methodologies
Pupil Guide for Digital Storytelling
The Pupil Guide for Digital Storytelling will enable pupils, with the support of teachers, to collect their digital stories. The guide will also be a valuable resource for Project Partners who are also tasked with collecting their own digital stories. The guide will include a range of tools and techniques that can be used covering a wide range to improve accessibility and understanding.
Digital stories for inclusion
The final stage of the Project, sees the pupils and Partners utilising the Pupil Guide in order to capture their digital stories. With oversight and support from teachers and Project Partners, the pupils will collect wide range of digital stories for inclusion on the MYSTY Digital Storytelling Toolbox website.
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