The project MARE – Motala and Reggio Emilia – involves two upper secondary schools providing
general education: Liceo Scientifico Aldo Moro, in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and Platengymnasiet, located
in Motala on lake Vättern in Sweden. Both schools have, among others, a program in science.
Both schools are currently seeking to renovate and rethink their teaching practice of scientific
subjects in order to better meet the educational and cultural challenges of today’s world and to make
the use of digital media a permanent feature of teaching and learning.
The project objectives are:
1. To provide students with transnational learning experiences that will improve their skills and competences in key subjects for their cultural and professional growth: experimental sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), English language, digital literacy.
2. To promote the students’ ability to teamwork transnationally, with the specific aim to widen their cultural horizon by forming meaningful relationships and work collaborations with peers from another European country, thus building up European citizenship.
3. To enable teachers from two different educational backgrounds to compare and enrich their teaching practices in the scientific area, to improve their language skills in CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) teaching, to consolidate and widen their digital literacy.
The innovations in teaching method, the improvement of English language competence and the increase of digital literacy of the teachers involved will benefit the school long-term, as future students will enjoy the enhanced teaching skills of these teachers. But the impact of the project on these teachers will spill over the whole schools, as training sessions will be organized within the schools to spread and share the results of the project, thus meeting with a serious need for innovation in the teaching of scientific subjects through the implementation of new laboratory techniques, the promotion of collaborative learning and use of digital media.