With a number of 500 students and 40 teachers, Theoretical High School “Avram Iancu” is a standard of education and local culture. In what concerns our material base, our school has 24 classrooms, a library, a documentation centre, a sports hall and outdoor areas with sports grounds, two computer labs, a boarding school with accommodation facilities and a wonderful park with rare plants. The age of the students ranges between 15-19.
Our motivation for joining this project is related to the perspectives of teaching history in our curriculum. Avoiding to rise to the level of the opportunity offered by the appeal of the young audience for new technologies, the Romanian school is in a state of impasse, still postponing to take the step of adapting its educational offer and methods to the capacity and needs of today’s children and youth. The current Romanian school system finds that students no longer learn, that the dropout rate has increased. What are the students required to learn in Romania in 2020? At least in history: words on paper. For students, they do not seem to make sense anymore. We want to militate for the idea that a simple solution is the best: the digitization of learning modules requires the digitization of the teaching method and materials, of the technique, of the work. The ability of the new generation to adapt to the information age must be seen as an opportunity, an opportunity to introduce a lively, flexible, attractive educational system, effectively engaged in study and research, not a mere reflection of outdated principles.
The people involved in this programme are the ones responsible for the committee of European projects in our school. The contact person is a teacher of History who was involved in the Multilateral Comenius project, between 2009 and Also, she is the founder and the president of the high school’s NGO, “Colegiul Brădean” Association. In addition, the teacher of French and Latin will be involved as they both were involved and coordinated international cooperation projects before. All of them organized and coordinated extracurricular activities on the topic of the project, theme-based trips, cultural and historical visits; they established partnerships with other schools and institutions from Romania, took part in volunteering activities, created theatre groups, attended local, regional and national competitions on the topics of social responsibility, democratic citizenship, voluntarism. If one of the project team members is missing or out of this team, his place will be taken by other members of the project team who is familiar with his tasks and responsibilities. Inside the high school operates an IMPACT Club. The schools’ experience with the Impact ALL4BRAD Club will be valuable to the success of the project. There are around 150 Impact Clubs in Romania and one of them works in our high school. Their activity is focused on SDG – Sustainable Development Goals set by UN.