2016 WFATE Conference

Archaeoschool Students’ Session in the WFATE Conference held in Barcelona

23rd April 2016, Barcelona

The multiplier event, organised by the Col·legi de Doctors i Llicenciats en Filosofia i Lletres i en Ciències (CDL) for the Archaeoschool Project, consisted of the participation of the partners and students in a session of the International conference on Innovation in Education organized by the World Federation of Association for Teacher Education (WFATE), held in Barcelona.

The WFATE, which fosters international collaboration among institutions and associations in order to promote educational research and the teacher’s professional development, held its biannual conference in Barcelona from the 20th to the 23rd April 2016.

The Conference, which was attended by more than 300 experts in teacher training from all over the world, was cosponsored by the Col·legi de Doctors i Llicenciats en Filosofia i Lletres i en Ciències de Catalunya (CDL) and the Societat Catalana de Pedagogia (SCP-IE). This was the first time that the Conference was held in Europe.

In a Conference session, the students, teachers and researchers participating in the ArchaeoSchool for the Future project presented the activities they had undertaken in its context as a community of knowledge builders.

The session was attended by 300 experts in teacher training and took place on 23rd April 2016 at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC), the institution that seeks to undertake research and study into all the elements of Catalan culture and provides standards for the Catalan language.

Pupils'' presentation

Experts presentations

The event, presented by Mireia Montané and Xavier Juan, consisted of the following speeches (see the respective video):

Advantages of the EU Programmes for schools. Louisa Anastopoulou, advisor on European programs

Ancient Messene: Past and Present. Petros Themelis, professor of Classical Archaeology, director of the excavation and restoration project of Ancient Messene

ArchaeoSchool for the Future, an EU Erasmus + project: Project presentation. Ioanna Ravani, Environmental Education Center in Kalamata (general cordinator)

Project contribution of Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Caterina Carpinato, associated professor, Department of Humanities, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice

The Archaeology as a research gate to the future
Maria Tsoulakou and Katerina Tzamourani, Ephorate of Antiquities of Messenia
(ALSO: The text of the presentation)

Presentation of the pupils participating in the project, who had the opportunity to present their schools and explain the activities they are carrying out in the context of the project.

Speeches by Mireia Montané, Carme Amorós and Xavier Juan.

Multiplier event coordinators
Pere Boluda, Sant Pau Apòstol, Tarragona
Teresa Morales, IES Baix Camp, Reus
Carme Amorós, expert in evaluation of educational innovation programs
Xavier Juan, expert in geology and science educatioLídia Fernández, expert in editing of educational texts
Lídia Fernández, expert in editing of educational texts
Mireia Montané, expert in teacher training innovation