Internet is all around nowadays, also in education. One of Internets educational
applications is encompassed in the concept of tele-trip or the
cooperative projects in which teachers and their pupils use electronic mail to exchange
information, data, opinions, etc., on many different subjects with colleagues and peers
abroad. For the written tele-conversation often a foreign language is
as a medium, and as a learning and teaching opportunity.
These teleprojects have been taken thousands of
times over the past ten years. The necessary educational, organisational and technological
support for the projects is organised within the European
Schools Project, a network of hundreds of schools and other educational
institutions in many countries of Europe and beyond.
A couple of years ago, it was decided to make
available examples of good practice. Materials were produced for the
teleproject Das Bild der Anderen,
in which all kinds of aspects of contemporary life are electronically discussed by
teenagers using the German language. Information about the latest, German
edition from Oct. 2000 can be found here:
http://www.bild-online.dk. Also for the teleproject Aquarhine, in
which observations of geographical, chemical and biological aspects of river water are
exchanged using the English language, teaching materials were produced.
By making these examples available and by supporting
the introduction and implementation in schools, many teachers have experienced the benefit
of teletrips for the quality of education.
The Image of the Other is another
example of good practice. It is meant to be used in English lessons, and preferably in
lessons for English as a second language. Together with the Pupils Pages
this Web-manual offers a complete scenario for planning, undertaking and evaluating this
You can use the materials to your own needs and
wants, but we like to ask you the following:
If you need a partner, please
enter your information on this portal front page
www.europeanschoolsproject.org/image/. There you can aslo twin your class with some
other already submitted class.
Please enter your project in our database
Please remember: in addition to some funding many volunteers have worked to create these
materials and ESP's Support System. Respect that and give proper credits: refer to this
website when you use or quote The Image of the Other.