We are a group of schools from Greece, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal and Romania involved in the Erasmus+ project “From Mythos to Logos”.
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About the project
‘From “MYTHOS” to “LOGOS”. Educational approaches to European folk myths and legends.’
The “Contemporary School” free from social, economical, cultural and religious discrimination considers the students to be the key persons of the learning process in order to fulfil the modern educational needs. It is a school open to society, knowledge and the future that leads to the development of creative, innovative and global education.
Having this philosophy as a starting point, the motivation of the project is to give cultural heritage a privileged position in the Contemporary European School. In order to build the project, we took the following priorities into consideration:
• The need to highlight the value of cultural heritage during a period of uncontrollable technological progress. Folk tradition is a world of values, ideas and life attitudes, whose rescue becomes critical, especially at present when it is gradually lost. Approaching folk myths and legends can be a way for the new generation to preserve its historical and cultural memory.
• The formation of the active and responsible European citizen’s identity through his/her contact with folk tradition, especially in the contemporary field of cultural globalization. Through myths and legends students discover and understand aspects of the cultural life of their own country and of other European nations.
• The enrichment of the teaching and learning process through the cooperative and interdisciplinary approach of the European cultural heritage. Interdisciplinarity is a main element of the innovations that the modern curricula introduce and it seems to be the turning point between the modern and the traditional perception of learning and teaching. The interdisciplinary approach gives students the possibility to have a holistic perception of knowledge, which will allow them to form their own beliefs about the world they will meet and live in.
The values included in folk tradition are universal, timeless and unifying for all nations. It is therefore important for young people to discover and compare similar or parallel myths that show common values and beliefs among European countries.
European students have the opportunity to come in contact with the folk tradition of the six partner countries, to exchange opinions on the timeless values conveyed by legends/myths.