ELAICH's objective & Description
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ELAICH’S OBJECTIVE

The ELAICH project will contribute to RAISING AWARENESS OF CULTURAL HERITAGE by providing modern and innovative tools for teaching its essence to the general public, especially youth.

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ELAICH is a 3-year EU-funded project (2009-2012) with the goal of RAISING AWARENESS OF
CULTURAL HERITAGE among the general public, and especially youth. For this purpose a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of specialists in various areas of cultural heritage conservation
and education from five highly-rated universities, has developed an innovative educational approach.Alongside traditional course materials the ELAICH course will use modern e-learning applications and include a substantial component of on-site work. The on-site work (“intellectual in-situ work”) will focus on the study of selected built heritage site/s and will include documentation and those investigations required to ensure the preservation of the site/s.

During the development stage of the project, the ELAICH partners teach courses designated for the general public, including high school students, examining the teaching methods they have developed.The first ELAICH course was held in Athens, Greece from November 2009 to February 2010, and was very successful. Read more about it HERE; more courses will follow, and will take place in Egypt, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, and Turkey. Read more about them HERE.

To sustain the achievements of the project, an E-Learning application is being developed. Through this application a flexible system of courses is provided, suitable for students with their teachers. Using advanced media tools, this platform brings sophisticated scientific and conservation-related knowledge to the general public. It provides a virtual environment for intercultural dialogue, based on the Mediterranean cultural heritage, and at the same time it provides guidelines for teachers in the real historic site.