Participants discussed the possible adoption of the ELAICH Toolkit and ways of implementing and incorporating the toolkit into the educational systems of participating countries and the conservation and educational activities of the organizations.
The toolkit is particularly aimed at providing tools for educators to introduce the values of cultural heritage to the general public and to high school students in particular.
The toolkit provides traditional workshop materials integrated with modern e-learning activities through a specially developed e-learning system (eLAICH). The toolkit, which is based upon a scientifically validated and tested educational methodology, will enable teachers to manage the toolkit’s educational modules in order to allow them to better guide their students through the process of learning the value of cultural heritage.
“Participants were very excited about the ELAICH methodology,”
Participants included senior officials from Greece, Italy, Belgium, Malta, Algeria, Morocco and Israel, as well as decision makers and experts in the areas of education and cultural heritage conservation, including high school managers, educators in science, arts and history, representatives from authorities and NGOs related to cultural heritage conservation. Representatives from local, regional and national government institutions from the entire Mediterranean Sea Basin and the EU also attended.
The ELAICH Project is an EU-funded project as part of the Euromed 4 Cultural Heritage Programme aimed at contributing to raising awareness of cultural heritage by providing modern and innovative tools for teaching its essence to the general public, especially youth.
The ELAICH consortium is a multi-disciplinary team comprised of specialists in various areas of cultural heritage conservation and education from five highly rated universities.
For more information about ELAICH, please visit http://www.elaich.technion.ac.il.
Simon van Dam
Project Manager ELAICH