Digital Dynamic Cultural Dialogue (Guadeloupe)

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ICT tools for Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Location: Sainte-Anne, GUADELOUPE (France)

“To know and understand our own culture, we must learn to see it from the point of view of other cultures, comparing our customs and beliefs with those of other times and places. With globalization now upon us, and external diversity on the retreat, it is becoming a matter of urgency to protect and preserve the internal diversity that each society owes to its constituent groups and subgroups, all of which develop differences that they consider highly important.” Claude Lévi-Strauss, French ethnologist

The general idea to be developed by participants is the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage in the digital age of globalisation. It will result in collaboration between teachers involved in European cultural heritage education.
The course consists of on-site lectures, practical activities, cooperative work, visits and discussions. The thematic content of each day is based on learning-by-doing followed by reflection-upon-action in relation to the digital orientation of the young generation.
During the course participants will explore various Web 2.0 applications to be used as active and productive educational tools. The course ends with the evaluation session and discussion on future initiatives, such as eTwinning projects or school partnerships, followed by presentation of certificates to the participants.
eTwinning is an important component of the course work where participants share their daily learning ideas. It also serves as monitoring and dissemination tool.

Preparation
* Introduce yourself on course TwinSpace.
* Prepare a short presentation about significance of bread in your culture.
* Familiarise yourself with Web 2.0 tools to be used during the course.

Objectives
- Understand the importance of a dynamic cultural heritage in the European context;
- Work in cooperation with other participants preserving the cultural heritage;
- Participate in the international and intercultural exchange.
- Learn how to use Web 2.0 tools to preserve cultural heritage;
- Understand the benefits and pitfalls of media tools;
- Develop a personal activity plan how to promote opportunities for children and young people to experience culture.

Follow-up
After the course participants will reflect on the gained knowledge and its application in their own educational environment. The trainers will provide support for collaboration between participants encouraging them to initiate eTwinning projects, help to find partners and participate in online courses developing their knowledge of media tools.

Programme:

Day 1
Introduction to dynamic cultural heritage: European society and the digital age
Participants’ contribution: cultural heritage and digital media

Day 2
Art in culture: manifestation of culture through applied arts
Experience: shaping the culture

Day 3
Visit to a local school and participation in art activities
Practice: Explore Web 2.0 tools for preserving art traditions

Day 4
Literature in culture: events and stories
Discussion: oral traditions of own culture

Day 5
Visit to a local school and participation in a literature lesson
Practice: Explore Web 2.0 tools for preserving literary traditions

Day 6
Experience: local traditions, food preparation and meals
Discussion: preserving traditions using media tools

Day 7
Music in culture: traditions and practices
Experience: manifestation of culture through music
Discussion: preserving music traditions using media tools

Day 8
Visit to a local school and participation in to music lesson
Practice: Explore Web 2.0 tools for preserving music traditions

Day 9
Discussion: safeguarding cultural heritage and the role of international projects
Discuss possibilities for eTwinning projects

Day 10
Reflection and evaluation

Contact course organiser Rita Stoskiene directly:
cheritage100@gmail.com
Sainte-Anne, GUADELOUPE (France)

Course organiser
NGO Kaunas Biennial
Location
Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe, France


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Attended 04.11.2019 - 12.11.2019

The course has focused on the importance of maintaining cultural diversity in the face of growing globalization. Cultural heritage includes tangible, intangible and natural heritage. During the course we have explored the different aspects of culture, relating each of them to Guadeloupean culture and the cultures of each participant. As the best way to preserve cultural heritage is to share it with others, we have also explored different ICT tools to share cultural heritage with the use of digital communication technology and the existing networks. Finally, we have considered the importance of internationalisation of curriculum in enhancing the quality of education. Alongside, the interactive French language learning activities have given the opportunity to improve the French language in an authentic environment. Digital Dynamic Cultural Dialogue course has given me very clear tools on how to enrich the school curriculum by implementing the safeguarding of cultural heritage and how to reinforce cooperation with international partners. Most of all, Rita Stoskiene has been an inspirational teacher, sharing her knowledge and experience with professionalism and a very generous attitude. The course has exceeded my expectations: I learnt a lot about the local and different cultures and I have met international colleagues willing to share their professional experiences.

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Attended 04.11.2019 - 12.11.2019

I attended a course called Digital Dynamic Cultural Dialogue, which took place from November 4 to November 14, 2019 in Guadeloupe. The content of the course was very interesting and varied. I experienced and learned many new, interesting things and met wonderful people. Prior to the start of the course, we were provided with course study booklet that was a pillar of content throughout the course. In many ways, I have come to understand the importance of tradition and the importance of including it in working with children through different approaches. If we respect the tradition ourselves, and share it with love, it will live forever. Tradition, however, is very much intertwined with history and life of yore. I had a chance to get to know part of the history on Guadeloupe when we visited The Memorial ACT-e. I was familiar with the understanding of slavery and the slave trade. During the course of the course, we visited two schools. I'm glad I got to know how school work is here. I have found that there are many differences compared to the Slovenian school. By getting to know other schools, kindergartens and teachers we can compare, we can improve our work. Good ideas are always welcome. As my friend says: Give where it isn’t and take where it is. I had the opportunity to play on their traditional drums. An amazing experience. On Guadeloupe, music is not just music. It is an element that connects people. They play with passion - amazing. They really respect their music. Besides the music, I was very impressed with their food. So simple and so delicious. I like their tradition of gathering in large numbers on weekends. I was introduced to a lot of plants growing here. We smelled and felt the plants. We also tried many fruits. The amazing nature is here. Many times I feel that native plants, nature, culture are self-evident. Therefore, we repeatedly forget to pass on our tradition, culture or heritage to the younger generations. In the future, I will definitely remember and share it several times. Just as everything seemed to me to be "wow" here, the younger generation would also consider content that I take for granted, but the child has never been familiar with. And how will a child love what he does not know? That is why we are teachers here, parents, to teach them, to transmit tradition, heritage, culture...

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Attended 08.10.2018 - 18.10.2018

It was an amazing 10 days discovering the cultural heritage of Guadeloupe. Getting to know your nation's heritage and the heritage of other nations is an important way to appreciating your identity. The past represents your roots and it makes you who you are. Therefore you should not just think of your past but put your effort in present so you will look at it as your own past. It was a jurney back in time, it was the present and there were thoughts about the future. Memorial ACT museum moved me a lot. Discovering sites that are connected with the history and remembrance of slavery (or any other exploitation of human being) is always shocking for me. It provided me fuller understanding of the island’s past but it made me also think how this past is influencing the present life and what are the tangible evidence of it. I think the resistance should be a human right especially in the nowadays slavery. Visiting schools was also very interesting for me. We could observe pupils learning English and Music. I was enchanted by nature – the rain forest, the creole garden, the sea with life in it. But above all the music – playing Gwo Ka drums in a way Guadeloupean do, was amazing and magical. I was also impressed by the singing tale in Creole language - of a boy who called for help. It made me think that we should be aware that we always find shelter and help in nature and in our heritage. However, we need to pass this knowledge on to our children and students. Last but not least I was thinking about internationalising of te world which is extremely quick and children and students are not always prepared on it in a right way. I think it shoud be done mostly through the real experience and not on internet. We are we are social beings who need genuine human contact. At the same time, we need to take care of tending to the tradition and transferring elements of cultural heritage into the future. During the course I was thinking about how to apply the strategies we have done, the ICT tools and the theory about heritage in my work as a teacher. All the time I was asking myself a question weather social media, the internet, globalization, tourism work for the benefit of cultural heritage. It is interesting how in the culture of other cultures you always remember your tradition. As you look for similarities and differences, you develop an understanding, tolerance, and respect for both. In addition, I have learned some French. I am really greatfull to Rita (the coordinator and an amazing woman) and to all the participantf, my friends.

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Attended 04.11.2019 - 12.11.2019

The course has been very well planned and has really reached my expectations. I have learned a lot in many different subjects about facts, feelings, life wisdoms and so on. It has been very nice meeting all this different people in different places. Learning about culture is not just about listening to music, watching things – it is also about seeing people talk to each other, feel the smell when food is made, trying to understand what people mean with their body language and to seeing how they live. And all this have we done during this course. Rita has done a fantastic job to create this course and is also very good at creating a good feeling in the group. It is not always so easy to away from your family for two weeks, but the group feels like a second family now. Maybe a course, whatever the content, would have felt good due the nice people in the group (that includes our teacher Rita) but I am sure that the things we have done and seen really has made it all better.

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Attended 04.11.2019 - 12.11.2019

First of all, I want to say thank you for that wonderful and amazing days on Guadeloupe.Everything was really well planned from the very beginning. For the booking of the accommodation, the flights, the transfer and the preparing materials I got so much help and advice ahead. During the course itself, we were able to experience the meaning of a cultural heritage and the different forms in many different ways. The places were perfectly chosen so that the learning always took place over different senses and was never theoretical. The cultural heritage itself can be divided into three distinct areas: the tangible cultural heritage, the intangible cultural heritage and the natural cultural heritage While the tangible heritage is about objects, dishes, instruments, art and the like, the intangible heritage is primarily about knowing how to make or prepare the former. Also, languages, songs and traditions, such as a family dinner are essential.The natural heritage refers on the one hand to different places but also to certain, country-typical plants and animals, which gain in importance through the exact knowledge. However, all of this is not static, but rather a constant change due to different influences. Language can change through immigration but also through trends and media. But also, in music and art a constant change takes place through creativity and various other cultural influences. Food is modified, works of art adapted to the local conditions and cultural influences. We enter into a symbiosis in living together in communion with other cultures, in which the cultural heritage is subject to this change and where some things can be lost in favor of something new. Similar to the plants in the forest, where some benefit from others and in the end one of the plants is damaged by this symbiosis.However, she is not completely lost because she has already sown seeds and will continue to exist. The situation is very similar to our traditions. If we pass on our own cultural heritage and not let it be forgotten, it will continue. Therefore, it is our role as teachers, as multipliers, to pass this heritage on to our pupils in order to preserve it. They, in turn, will talk about it in their family, and so the circle of people we can easily reach expands. A special way to think about your own cultural heritage is the international exchange, because you actually have to think about what your own culture really is. But also, in the normal lessons, one's own culture can be integrated in different ways. Especially in music and art classes, but also in biology as well as many other subjects, our cultural roots can be incorporated without much effort. Especially exciting are the different influences in multicultural classes and this can be a good opportunity for comparison. So, the message of the course for me is, that we need to experience and to know our own cultural heritage so that we can keep it for future generations. We discovered many ways to get in contact to our cultural heritage, to understand and even to show it to our pupils. And we also got an impression, how to save and share this knowledge with the help of different Ict-tools. This knowledge is very precious, because nobody knows what the future will be like in times of climate change, and the knowledge of alternative ways of nutrition and healing will become more and more important.

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Attended 08.10.2018 - 18.10.2018

Here we come together school teachers and one kindergarten teacher;). We come from diferent Europien countries; Germany, Denmark, Finland, Croatia, Lituania and Slovenia. We visited two elementary schools and kindergarten and wherever we come, children's smiles and their curious eyes awaited us. Children are open, cheerful and curious and they are constantly moving as if they hear the rhythms of African drums and music. People are very friendly and communicative. We learn about their history, tradition, customs ... Every day we have a homework and with the help of new computer programs we describe and present what we learned. Of course, in the afternoon, we also have some time to dive, swim, socialize and share experiences. I would like to thank very much to Rita Stoskiene, for a great organization of the course, for her kindnes, patience, care and support in everything we've went through together in this two weeks. Also I would like to thank Michel for driving us to all the places we needed to visit. I'm happy to meet all the teacher from diferent countries and share with them my expiriences in the field of education. I was enjoying socializing with them during lunches and diners and during our free time on the beach. I definitly recomend this course to all who would like to learn more about history and heritage of Guadaloupe.

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Attended 08.10.2018 - 18.10.2018

First of all thank you very much Rita for the very well organised course - full of passion - I had the opportunity to attend to. I am very grateful for that. Without your preparation I could never have been able to experience and learn about the gouadeloupian culture in the outstanding way I did. Every day we were able to discover a new exotic place and to meet warm-hearted people who opened their houses, schools, gardens showing their natural heritage. That made the course so colourful - in the same way like Guadeloupe is. Despite from that it was not only the dialogue between the course leader and the people from Guadeloupe which was inspiring for me but also the talks and exchange of ideas between the course members. My luggage is way heavier now than it was before because of all the new ideas, positive memories and experiences I'll take with me.

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Attended 08.10.2018 - 18.10.2018

I Think it has been an unusual experience and I find myself being Very lucky to have been a part of it. I Think it's an unusual experience because we have been invited to see so Many different things that we wouldn't have seen as turists in Guadaloupe. It has been a very educational project. I have learned a lot about culture in Guadaloupe and have seen schools and gardens that emphasize what I have read about Guadeloupe. I want to thanks you Rita for an unforgettable experience in Guadeloupe.

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Attended 08.10.2018 - 18.10.2018

Well orginised and adaptable. The course has a clear purpose to enrich its participants and give us not just a look into an exotic culture but to give us the opportunity to really interact with the people and learn about a big part of a past none of us can or should forget. We all have a responsibility to remember the past and learn from it in order to move towards a better future. I read a section in our course material that really spoke to me: "Adichie Andreotti argues that fixed ideas of culture are connected to the binary wasy of thinking that set things up as "either-or" - like/unlike, us/them, same/different - in a way that is not possible to be "both-and", thus creating a distance between cultures. A distance in my opinion we need to close. Thank you so much for this amazing experience.

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Attended 08.10.2018 - 18.10.2018

I was very pleased to this course, I did learn many kind new It-tools and got help always I needed. The teacher was very devoted and did transmit the importance of the Cultural heritage to us. The program was interesting and the whole course was well prepared and well organised with many visits to schools and we could discuss educational issues with the local teachers here, which also was motivating. I learned to know many wonderful teachers from Germany, Croatian, Slovenian and Denmark and they did share their knowledge with us. Some of them had had many projects and we planned new projects

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Attended 08.10.2018 - 18.10.2018

Thank you Rita for this well thought out program, combining so sensitively culture and nature. It has been such a gift to share the cultural dialogue with you as inspiring course leader and learn from you about cultural heritage and the importance of safeguarding it. I have won a lot of of insights which I can transfer and rely on on a personal scale as well. The practical course method has really engaged us participants in every step. Adding to that the various encounters with the local people in schools, the Creole Garden, on excursions and so on a really formed unforgettable memories and let me explore their rich culture and their well respected nature. The well arranged and encouraged discussions in the familiar and trusting group have been inspiring and memorable. So as the further implementation in my teaching and educational career is concerned I will now put the focus even more and unconditionally on developing my students’ understanding and learning of their own culture and the impact that this can have while mingling with other cultures, traveling and seeing or experiencing the world. I would highly recommend this unique course in this paradisiac environment and atmosphere. Everyone should have this rich and valuable experience to broaden their personal spirit and mind and enrich their way of life and the world view.

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Attended 08.10.2018 - 18.10.2018

It was a GREAT course with GREAT PEOPLE and well spent ten days. I would repeat anytime. Cultural heritage is my favourite topic, deeply connected with subjects I teach in the school and values I would like to pass to my pupils. Cultural heritage is something that can define us as community and help us to built our identity. This can happen in a proper way only if our culture interacts with others and if we understand that other point of view. Showing respect one to another is something that help us built better future together. In Guadeloupe we got to live the dream and enjoy its beautiful natural and cultural heritage. We played drums, learned how to feel the rhythm and improvise dances. Also, we had chance to hear pupils storytelling and interact with many local people. That gave us insight in the culture and genuine experience. It was very interesting to see how local schools work and get in interaction with teachers and pupils there. I loved the visit to the local market, snorkeling in the Caribbean sea and enjoying local food. I have learned many things about islands difficult history. Yet, that difficult history helped to shape the way people of Guadeloupe are today: open, kind, easy going people that enjoy life, singing and dancing. They are quite tolerant because they are a mixture of different cultures. I will surely use knowledge I gained here in many ways in personal and professional life. I also wanted to say that the course is well organised and the whole island is one big outdoor classroom. Who would not love that?

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NGO Kaunas Biennial
NGO Kaunas Biennial
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