Since 2007 the partner schools are dealing with CLIL teaching methods and developing CLIL teaching material to the project topics in European projects. Some schools of the group are cooperating since 2007. The topics were up to now:
CLIL – sports
In the first project 2007 period the students developed CLIL material concerning the topic “renewable energy sources”.
From 2010 the objective of the project was “Dive Into CLIL Through `Water`” was to promote the idea of CLIL. It strives to enhance students´ and teachers´ potential in learning and teaching both content and language. They were introduced to innovative didactic approaches and used them in actual CLIL classrooms. This way students and teachers were made aware of the importance of CLIL for their linguistic, cognitive, social and professional development.
In the first meeting teachers became acquainted with or deepen their knowledge of CLIL methodology by developing materials and creating activities on the various aspects of “Water means living”. They then employed their materials and activities in classroom situations. In subsequent meetings students developed their own CLIL material on numerous aspects (historical-cultural, economic, scientific, environmental) of “Water means living”, which they themselves tried out on their peers.
2013 starts a project with the objective ““HEALTHY MIND IN A HEALTHY BODY VIA CLIL AND SPORTS” In this project, CLIL methods, physical education and communication between students and teachers from different countries and cultures, was combined under the heading of sports in our respective cultures. We chose sports as the focus of our project because the young people of today spend a lot of time in virtual reality and the majority do not realize the importance of sports, which can help young people to maintain the ability to function in their daily lives.
Student and teacher representatives from schools from Italy, Spain, Turkey, German, Austria and Finland concentrated in the work at the home schools and in the international project meetings on typical sports in the project countries. Students developed various CLIL activities in small teaching units on the topic sports in several subjects (politics, economy, physics, biology, technology, physical education, ...) which are used via peer teaching. They also prepared the vocabulary used in a glossary, as well as presentations for the meetings, exhibitions, materials using CLIL methodology on rules and instructions related to the different sports. All the worksheets produced as a result of this are disseminated as a final product.