"A 21. századi oktatás a Pannonhalmi Bencés Gimnáziumban: a vállalkozókedv, a projektszemlélet és a nemzetközi kapcsolatok szellemében"
Internationalisation and cultivation of tolerance: how can we connect with another nation and culture? What can we Hungarians learn from the Netherlands as a multicultural society highly open and connected to the world? One of the most important issues for teenagers: who am I and which values are important to me? Through studying another culture or nation, it is easier to know ourselves. Comparing our national, religious and European identity with others, to experience on our own what it means to live in another culture, to experience other customs and rules, we can more easily shape our own value systems and become a more conscious citizen in the future. Given that the pupils attend a Catholic school, an important question for them is how religion has changed in the Netherlands during the last decades.
Start of lifelong learning: the boys will learn about the Netherlands through five projects on different topics during the school year. The goal will be to stimulate the 21st century learning competencies: computational and critical thinking, intercultural competence, multiple languages and cultural awareness, teamwork and cooperation in virtual teams, initiative, self-direction and entrepreneurialism, etc. How to find sponsors to implement our plan? How to build network for our plan? How to do research on a topic abroad? Learning of diversity in the methodological approach in the world of science and beyond. Development of presentation skills in foreign languages – website creation, lectures, discussions with sponsors and the use of different marketing and communication techniques directed to people in other countries.
Development of social competences: initiating contacts, establishing an international network with partners, organisation of cultural programmes for fundraising, continuous communication of the project at local, national and international level, use of social media. Community building: as the pupils attend a boarding school, the projects are organised jointly by the school’s teachers, the parents and the children in virtual teams.