Methodology - PopuLLar: Motivating secondary school students to learn languages through their music

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The project will be completed in a series if logical steps that build on each other, comprising:

Research repository
Preparation for piloting
Piloting – Initial piloting (small scale 6 schools)
Large scale piloting (multiple schools)
Case studies

      Methodology guide for replicability
  
   Workshops for language teachers
  
   Dissemination online and offline

In this project there will be two sets of piloting that will enable sufficient testing to allow schools fully autonomous use of the resources produced after the end of funding.

Three additional work packages will be completed to ensure the quality of the project and to disseminate and exploit the project in to the future.
Project Management
Quality Assurance
Exploitation



1. Repository of academic studies, case studies, past EU projects
A systematic review will be carried out to identify research that has been developed on the use of music in language teaching. A set of web pages will be created on the project  web site summarising the results of these papers with a link to the full paper.

In addition, an evaluation of Internet tools for music and/or language teaching will take place and the results placed online.


2. Preparation for piloting
The materials for the piloting will be created, they include three areas:

   1 Teachers materials
   2  Students materials (graphic and multimedia rich)
   3  Project materials

The final version of these resources, after the 2 sets of piloting, will be used to build the Methodologu guide and placed online for autonomous  use by teachers and students.


3. Piloting – Initial piloting (small scale 6 schools)
The resources created will be tested through an initial piloting within six schools in the partner countries.

4. Large scale piloting (multiple schools)
Piloting will be open to a wide community of schools that wish to try the resources across Europe.

The PopuLLar web properties will include a community space based on a social network were students will be able to upload their productions and choose other schools productions that they wish to translate, record and share.

There will be some restrictions on the schools they can choose, they will not be able to select a school from their own country or who speaks the same language as they do.


5. Case studies
The case studies will be based on the initial and final piloting. They will describe the process undertaken to arrive at good. The case studies will be used to enhance replicability.

6. Methodology guide for replicability
A detailed summary of the project that includes the initial methodologies and pedagogy and how the ideas were adapted during the course of the project to improve results and effectiveness.

7. Workshops for language teachers
The Workshops for teachers are designed to transfer the innovative competences.
The Workshops will take place in Germany, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic and Italy and will involve teachers of secondary schools who may teach different subjects such as languages, music, literature (creative writing.


8. Dissemination online and offline
The project will be disseminated widely across Europe, inviting schools to Use the ATTT. Schools will also be able to attend the simultaneous concert in 5 locations across Europe  either at the venue or online.


 
 
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