LORESU is acronim of "Let` s study local and regional subjects at school" Erasmus + KA2 project.
The main objective of this project is to study, promote and value the study of school contents of a more regional and local nature. In such a context that is the reality of the EU and even of some of the partner countries, sometimes the populations and students are so absorbed by events of a more national and international dimension that they end up marginalizing what surrounds them. If we are speaking objectively of their objects of study, and of their school curricula, sometimes they do not refer to local and regional issues at any time. If we take into account content from disciplines such as History, Biology, National Languages, Geography, Music, Visual and Technological Arts, there can be immense opportunities in which schools, and their main actors, students and teachers, can study the topics stipulated for their study cycles with the use of regional and local support. In the History course, for example, students sometimes study chronological cycles in which they have no idea what happened in their region, and in the case of peripheral partners (as Madeira, Portugal and the Canary, Spain) history is more than the events valued by those who drew up the national programs, sometimes even by ignorance of the local historical facts. If we study heritage and culture, in the disciplines of: Languages, Visual Arts and Music, sometimes the regions have contents of a particular time, that can serve as object of study, instead of the use of the habtitual book that brings only references of national dimension , and far from the reality of the students, a factor that can foster disinterest and demotivation. In Sciences and Biology, it will be more assertive that students and teachers study the species of fauna and flora of their region, to know everything that relates to them and to themselves? Surely yes, in the same way and certainty that the one who comes in the books is also important. In languages, and in their study, we have partners from places with dialects (partner from Poland), their own terminology, even local literary authors, what about starting to make them stand out? We know that in some partners this is already a reality, but for others it is just an innovation, since many of them soon saw an opportunity to value themselves, to cherish what is theirs, and to preserve and to promote with their students and the school community their identity, in opposition to the legitimate attraction and also necessary that students have for other realities. We also believe that this project will be an opportunity for many of the teachers, members of the school community and even parents to document themselves a little more about their realities, their regions. In the case of teachers, if they are not from that region, they may also have deficiencies in the subjects related to the place, the project will be an important teaching assistant at this level. The fact that the project is multidisciplinary is one of its most important characteristics.
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