E-Story

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MEDIA AND HISTORY. From cinema to the web. Studying, representing and teaching European History in the digital era 

Project number 2015-1-IT02-KA201-014777

Program Name
ERASMUS PLUS – Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices – Strategic partnership for school education – Call for proposals 2015

Lead partner institution
Institute for the History and Memories of
the ‘900 Parri

Short description
The E-story project originates from the awareness that digital integration in teaching and training is now a necessary step for European schools, especially with regard to the teaching of history. Despite the fact that most European students are “born digital”, multimedia and audiovisual sources still represent an unexplored potential in the teaching of history from a European perspective. Hence the idea of a project aimed precisely at the media literacy of teachers and the introduction of new teaching methods that make the subject more attractive to students.

Objective
The aim of the E-story project is to enrich the teaching of history, especially at high school level, through the teaching of new methodologies based on the use of web and ICTs to teachers, teacher trainers, researchers and students of history and media.

Actions

– Mapping of audiovisual and multimedia resources for the development of an Observatory that can monitor how the representation of media and television history changes;
– development of a digital learning environment for history teachers to guide them through e-workshops on the use of a content management system (CMS) in order to create their own applications and lessons;
– a shared design of a training package on media literacy in order to promote the knowledge and development of skills related to how to use the web and audiovisual tools for objective reading of history and the acquisition of new tools for teaching history so as to make it more innovative and more attractive for students;
– establishment of an online support centre to facilitate the use of project tools;
– Creation of dedicated resources and apps by teachers and students to test the project tools at local level;
– Multiple events to allow exchange of experiences and follow-up of the dialogue of history teaching through the web.

Results
These are the main expected results of E-STORY:

– mapping and continuous investigation of historical channels, sites and audiovisual resources in order to have data on the representation of history on the web and the interests of European citizens;
– dissemination of the “historical method”: choice by teachers of multimedia and audiovisual sources among the multitude of those available, in order to build a lesson;
– new teaching strategies and methodologies;
– virtual mobility of teachers and students through project tools;
– at least 42 open educational resources of a historical nature, one produced by each class involved in the project.

Beneficiaries
Higher education teachers and students, researchers

Partnership
The project boasts a partnership of 8 partners from 7 different European countries:

  • Institute for the History and Memories of the ‘900 Parri – Italy
  • Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) – Spain;
  • ERI-Slovenia;
  • Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii (PAN IFIS PAN) – Poland;
  • KDKKA- Hungary;
  • EUROCLIO – European Association of History Educators – Netherlands;

University of London (UoL) -United Kingdom

Duration
The project had a duration of 36 months (1 September 2015 – 1 September 2018).

Project Budget
447.840,00 €

Funding body
European Commission – DG Education and Culture