technologies have a tremendous impact on both modern societies and individuals,
in particular young people, who are challenged every day by the constant
changes and the need to be up-to-date. Technology is in fact a double-edged
sword : we have realised that our students, and this is a common point for all
the seven schools, have a restricted vision of Technology as they only use it
for entertaining purposes (video games) or as a mean of communication (social
On the one hand, this project sets
out to attempt to tie things together, since we strongly feel that school
education should provide a framework for young teenagers aged from 13 to 16 to
analyse the world - both critically and with a view on the whole world. This
should enable them to arrive at a way of conduct in this world which allows to
make their own choices while aware of the multiple benefits of using Technology
in three major fields: Environment, health care and social life & education.
On the other hand, our project aims at
putting at their reach the appropriate tools to fight the dangers which these
modern technologies undoubtedly bring about (e.g. the exaggerated use of social
media causing bullying, addiction and isolation).
We have designed a set of classrooms
activities connected with the current syllabus of the following academic
subjects: English, History, ICT, Ethics, Philosophy, Biology, Electrical
engineering and Social Science, to be carried out during a semester resulting
in a mini-project which every school will present to the others during the
major meeting. To do this, the students will need to improve their skills in
several areas: in English as all the presentations will be held in that
language, digital competence as the use of new technologies (computer, mobile
phone apps, video-conferences, specific software) will be constant throughout
We have set the objectives according
to the needs of our students having in mind the idea of making them fit for the
future. The objective of all this is that the students develop a more balanced
attitude of looking at the blessings and challenges of modern technology
In the course of a preparatory
meeting in December 2015 and in the light of past experiences gleaned in two
previous Comenius projects shared by most partners we came to the conclusion
that youngsters in all seven countries are undergoing the similar kinds of
challenges in connection with modern technology. The issue we are trying to
address is not a national one - it has to do with lifestyles, changes in
society and economy that are of a transnational nature.
OPENING CEREMONY EN EL IES 9
The Opening Ceremony of the Project CARE OR
SCARE: CHALLENGES OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES between the IES 9tOctubre and the Gymnasium der Stadt Hückelhoven in Germany took place on Friday
October 7th .
two schools, together with five other countries (Holland, Italy, the Czech
Republic, Romania and Turkey are part of a strategic partnership KA2-219 School
of Education within the framework of Erasmus +.
Over the next three years, the seven schools will
work on a wide range of activities around the topic of technology from
different points of view (environmental, social, ethical, educational) and
consider both the advantages (improvement quality of life, access to
information, communication facility) and drawbacks (addiction, isolation,
dangers of social networks) in the use of ICT so present in our daily lives.
The project is coordinated by the German Gymnasium, which chose Carlet for this initial
contact with the official opening of the activities through a real connection
between the two schools via videoconference. At room 80- Electrotechnics
Department- students of Initial Vocational Training in Electricity and French
language students in 9th Grade had the opportunity to meet their
German partners. After the staff presentation, both exchanged a brief
description of their schools, and highlighted their participation in the
On behalf of the Gymnasium der Stadt, Mr. Thomas Rubel and Mr. Wolfgang Roth- teachers
and coordinators of the Project- the Mayor of the city, the school Headmaster and
teachers of the groups involved were present at the meeting.
On behalf of the IES 9 d’Octubre, the event -organized by coordinating teachers Mr.
Joan Linares and Mrs. Francisca Sangil- was attended by the school Principal,
José Morante, accompanied by members of the management team and Automation
teacher, Miguel Nàcher, author of the innovation Project Aquaponia Solar II.
We fully appreciate the collaboration of Carlet
City Hall represented by the Culture Councillor, Bernat Nogués, in this new
educational challenge (Care or Scare)
In November 2017 the IES 9 D’OCTUBRE and the
city of Carlet will welcome and host all the groups of students and teachers
coming from the other six European partner countries.
Up to that date, we will go on to progress on
the track of the Europeanization and internationalization of our institution.